One of the biggest shocks returning from abroad was not being surrounded by new people. Conversations with a completely ordinary person turned into something extraordinary: We were challenged to think differently, connect with someone who didn’t speak our language or laugh with a stranger about our shared travel screwups. These moments don’t seem like a big deal, but when you’re thrown back into the same day-to-day, you miss them.
So long story short, that’s how we became Diversity Ambassadors.
What Are a Few of Our Favorite Memories as Diversity Ambassadors? Some of our favorite moments were as simple as taking a trip to Wal-Mart for the first time and watching our exchange students agonize over 20 different pizza brands. We made memories experiencing new things 10 minutes away from campus, like Latin Nights at the Jazz Kitchen-where we all learned how to salsa dance.