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Foster Global Ambassador Program

The Foster School of Business is proud to have 21 undergraduate exchange partner institutions around the world. Each quarter as many as 50 international exchange students from our partner institutions are welcomed to Seattle to experience student life at the University of Washington and in the United States. Every exchange student is paired with a Foster School student during the time they are studying in Seattle to introduce them to the American lifestyle and culture that they might not experience independently.

The Foster Global Ambassador (FGA) Program is made up of a group of globally minded Foster undergraduate students who have a desire to connect with students from around the world and share their beautiful campus and city. This program is a yearlong commitment where Foster students are paired with 1 to 3 inbound exchange students to show them the ropes of the Foster School and UW. Each quarter the FGAs will plan on and off campus experiences to help the inbound exchanges get to know Seattle and learn about American culture.

Why Become a Foster Global Ambassador?

Business is Global

Building intercultural competence is essential to success in business; establishing relationships with your peers from around the world is a great foundation.

Engage Yourself

The FGA Program is a great way to get involved globally while staying on campus. Each FGA is responsible for planning one event per quarter with a team and attend the events planned by their peers. The program is called an ambassador program because that is exactly what the FGAs are, ambassadors for the Foster School! This program is integral to making sure the Foster inbound exchange students have an immersive and positive exchange at UW.

Have Fun

Do you love to show off Seattle to visitors? Be part of fun excursions to places such as Pike Place Market, Theo Chocolate Factory, or the Columbia Tower!

Apply to be a FGA or a FGA Co-Chair when applications open in 2020!

If you’d like to learn more about the program, or want to get involved even sooner, reach out to Theresa Maloney at [email protected]!

Student Leadership

The 2018-2019 Foster Global Ambassador Program is led by student co-chairs Emily Kargl and Ashley Lim.

Emily Karhl HeadshotEMILY KARGL
Emily is in her sophomore year at Foster and has not decided on her business concentration. She is involved with a variety of organizations on campus including the American Marketing Association and the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She is very excited to serve as a 2018-2019 FGA co-chair.


Ashley Lim headshotASHLEY LIM
Ashley is a senior studying Accounting in Foster. He is originally from Singapore but has been living in Seattle since his freshmen year. Since entering Foster, Ashley has been actively involved in numerous GBC programs as he values a global perspective. Through his interactions, Ashley strives towards gaining a sense of empathy for different cultures and faiths.
When not in the classroom, Ashley enjoys photography, hiking and traveling. He is looking forward to exploring South America in the near future.