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Ambassador Club

The Ambassador Club organizes new international students, or ambassadees, into groups with other ambassadees and returning students who volunteer as ambassadors. Ambassadors welcome new international students to campus, introducing them to various aspects of campus and U.S. life.

Each group meets at least once per month, doing activities such as eating a meal in the dining hall, attending UR sports events or the International Film Series, or visiting historical and cultural sites in Richmond and around Virginia. Ambassador Club members are encouraged to attend the monthly events and trips organized by the Ambassador Coordinator each semester.

For questions or more information, email richmondambassador@gmail.com.

Reimbursement

The Office of International Education will reimburse ambassadors up to $25 per academic year for a meal or activity to which they have treated their ambassadee.

Meet the Ambassador Coordinators

William Huang, RC '20

William Huang

I am a sophomore majoring in Business Administration with concentrations of finance and international business. I was born in Taiwan and spent 15 years there before moving to New York. As a former exchange student in the U.S., I am very passionate about working with other international or exchange students. I am also a part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program in Taiwan. I am currently a member of the club basketball team and have played multiple intramural sports. I also played a year of tennis and baseball in high school. Traveling is also one of my favorite things to do. I had been to France, Germany, Switzerland, China, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and Canada before. My other interests include music, movies, math, and business-related knowledge.

Isabel Benvenuti, WC '18

Isabel-Benvenuti

Isabel Benvenuti is a senior majoring in Mathematical Economics and Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies. Isabel grew up in a beach town in New Jersey and although she sometimes misses the ocean, she loves Richmond for its great restaurants and its beautiful fall and spring weather. She spent her junior year abroad in Barcelona, where she took classes for two semesters then interned for a transportation startup. Isabel’s hobbies include traveling, running, and spending time at the beach. While abroad, she also found that she enjoys learning new languages. Now that she’s back at Richmond, she hopes to get better at cooking, finish the Monument 10K, and (eventually) speak more languages. She is excited to be working with UR’s international students this year.

Examples of Club Events

  • Laser tag in Richmond
  • Trip and picnic in Jamestown
  • Historical tour of Richmond
  • Ice skating
  • Hiking trip and picnic at the Natural Bridge in West Virginia