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Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

William Hoffa


This capstone paper is a program proposal for a Harlaxton Ambassador program, to be situated in the Harlaxton College office at the University of Evansville (UE). As the program is in a place of growth and development, this ambassador program is all about going full circle with the study abroad experience at Harlaxton College. In order to address problems of non-UE Harlaxton student retention and preparation and of Harlaxton alumni connections and re-entry, this program connects those students to allow them to support and help each other and create better experiences. Based in theories of student development and learning, informed by best practices in the field through research into similar programs at other institutions, and filling a gap in existing programming as the first post-study abroad measure for Harlaxton, the Harlaxton Ambassador program has a solid foundation. Building from that base, the central aspects of program design are addressed in this proposal, from staffing to to budget health and safety, to ensure that this is not merely a theoretical concept, but something that can actually work in practice to improve the Harlaxton experience. The program even has its own full circle within it through the continual evaluation and adaptability of the design.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Higher Education Administration | International and Comparative Education