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Who will be considered for the iADVOCATE Program?

In order to reflect the representation of the JMU globally connected student community body and the international organizations on this campus the ideal concept (knowing very well that we may not achieve it) is to have a board consisting of 10 members who will represent:

  • different students’ statuses, genders, ideas, beliefs…
  • the most represented countries on this campus: Saudi Arabia, China, Vietnam, South Korea, United States of America...
  • different experiences through one’s involvement with Study Group, the LINK program, or by virtue of being an RA, a FrOG, a global Nomad/ Third Culture Kid...


  • This is a 2 academic semester-long commitment (Fall and Spring)
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. (min.)
  • Attend the State of the globally connected JMU community meeting and help facilitate small group discussions.
  • Attend the iADVOCATE Program Retreat
  • Attend at least 4 meetings in the Fall semester (refer yourself to the timeline)
  • Attend at least 5 meetings in the Spring semester (refer yourself to the timeline)
  • An individual who will have studied for the equivalent of at least 1 semester on JMU’s campus

Application Form:


Application Procedure:

  1. Complete the online application by February 15, 2013
  2. Only completed applications will be automatically sent to the faculty advisor and the iADVOCATE Executive Board.
  3. Within 7 days after receiving the application, the iADVOCATE Executive Board will review the application, and will contact the applicant via email if the applicant has been chosen for an interview.
  4. Decisions will be made from the application and interview information.

Part 1 - General Information:

First Name (Nickname):
Last Name:
Country(ies) of origin:
Your first semester at JMU? (Arrival) Semester: Year:
Your last semester at JMU? (Graduation) Semester: Year:
List any affiliated organization/club/group or extra-curricular activities (if any). Please also indicate whether you hold (or held) an office or leadership position.

Part 2 - Knowledge/Commitments to serve as an iADVOCATE

Why do you want to serve as an iADVOCATE?
What specific experiences can you offer which will help you be an effective iADVOCATE?
What are some of the concerns/ issues faced by the JMU globally minded students?

In order for the iADVOCATE program to run effectively, 3 individuals will be needed for the following positions:
  • President- The president is the figure-head of iADVOCATE and is responsible to manage the meetings. The president keeps continuous contact with the faculty advisor and the Secretary and Social Chair.
  • Secretary- The Secretary will play the important role of taking minutes during every iADVOCATE program meetings.
  • Social Chair- The social chair will ensure the cohesion of the group and help plan the iADVOCATE Program retreat

If you were selected to be an iADVOCATE, would you want to serve and commit to either one of these positions? If so, which one and why?

Part 3 - Agreement:

I have accomplished at least one academic semester and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA (min.)
I have read and will abide by the iADVOCATE requirements, and timeline.
I confirm that all information provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
I am ready to commit to the iADVOCATE if selected