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PSU Cultural Ambassadors

Our Mission   •   About Us   •   Contact Us   •   Meet Our Cultural Ambassadors 

   Request Cultural Ambassadors   •   Contact a Cultural Ambassador

Please note that this website is currently in the process of being updated. If you are interested in becoming a cultural ambassador or requesting a student, please contact Samuel Dunlop at

Our Mission

Increase the connections between PSU and the rest of the world by helping and continuing the internationalization of the PSU campus and strengthening the ties between PSU and its international alumni.

About us

The Cultural Ambassador Program started in 2010 as collaboration between the Office of Alumni Relations, the Office of International Affairs, and the Office of International Admissions. In 2011, the Office of Graduate Studies and the Intensive English Language Program joined. Our program recognizes outstanding international students who are willing to share their positive experience at PSU with potential international students after their graduation. Selected Cultural Ambassadors choose to return home after their graduation or remain in the United States to gain this valuable work experience.


Goals for the Cultural Ambassador Program:
For Cultural Ambassadors who return home
  • Give a presentation about PSU at their college, high school, or work
  • Stay in contact with the Cultural Ambassador Program coordinators as well as the Cultural Ambassador Program stakeholders' committee
  • Be available to answer the questions of potential students from the same country
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of a PSU Cultural Ambassador’s local chapter in their home country
  • Be the key contact for Portland State faculty and staff including President Wiewel, who might travel in that region and help to organize and participate in events.

For Cultural Ambassadors who stay in the United States
  • Help the International Admissions office answer the questions of prospective students
  • Be a key contact if Portland State faculty, staff, or the president travel to their home country and help to organize events
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of a PSU Cultural Ambassador’s local chapter in their home country    
  • Be a positive, reliable, and helpful resource for PSU faculty, staff, President Wiewel, and prospective and new international students
  • Participate in various PSU events that promote the Cultural Ambassador Program such as the Annual Simon Benson Awards Dinner, PSU Weekend, New International Students’ Orientation, International Night, etc.

Meet Our Cultural Ambassadors

Select a continent from the map

North AmericaSouth AmericaAfricaOceaniaAsiaEurope or choose from here: North AmericaSouth America Africa OceaniaAsiaEurope


Request Cultural Ambassadors

We are very proud of our Cultural Ambassadors who volunteer their time in order to fulfill requests. We ask that you please email us your request two weeks or more in advance of your event. Last minute requests are always welcome, although they are more difficult to accommodate. Please use this form to send your request to us.


Contact a Cultural Ambassador

Whether you are traveling to the country of origin of one of our Cultural Ambassadors, or you are just interested to learn more about that country, any of our Cultural Ambassadors around the world would love to get in touch with you and reply to your questions. Please contact a program adviser and we will help to facilitate this communication.


Contact us

Program Adviser: Samuel Dunlop


Phone: 920-725-5592

Physical Address:

Office of International Admissions
131 Neuberger Hall
724 SW Harrison St.
Portland, OR 97201 USA