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Who are the LINKers?

Every year, 15 students (LINKers) from around the world serve as links to the international community and JMU by improving JMU’s International recruitment & retention efforts meanwhile developping their intercultural and leadership competencies

Some of their responsibilities consist of e-mailing admitted students serving as international orientation leaders, working on informational video projects, providing perspectives through blogs and conducting campus tours and as a whole advocating for the JMU international community

LINKers make a significant contribution on campus and impact their fellow students by serving as international ambassadors on campus. Have a look at this brief Overview of the LINK program

Why Apply to be a LINKer?
  • Develop your leadership and intercultural skills (highly valued by employers)
  • Add great experiences to your resume
  • Meet some amazing people and make new friends
  • Be the first one to meet and assist the new international students
  • Make an impact on campus and improve the visibility of JMU's globally-minded community.
  • Work with a great team for 2 semesters (Spring and Fall) and earn $1,000
Expectations of LINKers
  • Submitting blog entries, conducting campus tours and group projects
  • Serving as the International Student Leadership Conference hosts as international orientation leaders.
  • Attending all of the bi-monthly meetings & training sessions.
  • Maintaining a high energy level, enthusiasm, and stamina.
  • Communicating promptly and effectively.
  • Being flexible and open-minded.
  • Have completed at least 2 semesters
  • Be in good immigration and academic (2.5 cumulative GPA min.) status

Applications open early October.

Program Contact Information

Thomas Lavenir- LINK program supervisor

Madison Hall, 2nd Floor
Tel: 1 (540) 568-7314

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