Navigator Scholarship

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The responsibilities of the scholarship include mentoring and befriending incoming international students. Navigators assist new international students with accessing services available on campus and introduce cultural and social adjustments during orientation and throughout the school year. Each Navigator will help with orientation, conversation partners, and other OIA programming. Scholarship commitment begins May 2017 and extends until May 2018.

COMPENSATION for Navigators:

  • $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester)


  • Act as OIA ambassadors and orientation leaders
  • Answer questions about life at UNA, American culture, and getting adjusted to college life
  • Introduce new international students to activities and services on campus
  • Facilitate at OIA/Global Lions RSO events and activities
  • Be a connector of International students to campus activities, encouraging participation and relationship building


  1. TRAINING: 2-day training sessions:  May 11; August 14-15
  2. ORIENTATIONS: must be available to participate in the following OIA Orientations (subject to change):
  3. Fall New Student Orientation              August 16-22, 2017
  4. Spring New Student Orientation         January 3-9, 2018
  5. TWICE MONTHLY MEETINGS: From September - April on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month, 3:30-4:30pm
  6. OIA EVENTS: 80% attendance at OIA events (e.g. Global Lions RSO, International Teas, Homecoming Parade, Dances, Passport to the World, social events, on-campus weeknight event)


  • Ability to take ideas from concept to completion
  • Proven track record of on-campus involvement/leadership
  • Interest and sensitivity towards cultural and religious diversity as well as multicultural issues
  • Self-motivated with strong time-management skills
  • Positive ambassador for UNA and OIA
  • Positive attitude and high level of enthusiasm about working with international students


The application will be due by 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Computer problems and failure on the part of the applicants to meet the deadline will NOT exempt the applicants from this rule. Application submissions are to be made to the Office of International Affairs in Powers Hall at the Reception desk.  You will be asked to introduce yourself to the Coordinator, Cala Flippo and to have a picture made.


Schedule and attend personal interview

The OIA will contact successful applicants and schedule one-on-one interviews during the month of April.

Click here to access the 2017-2018 Navigator application.