International Ambassadors

UIW International Ambassadors are exceptional current students, recent alumni, staff or faculty members who have a passion for helping new students adjust to the U.S. They each have a love for learning about new cultures and teaching others about their culture.

Ambassadors help new students adjust during

  • Int'l Arrival Week 
  • Int'l Orientation Week 
  • Fall and Spring Semester

Ambassadors are also responsible for assisting with programming and events throughout the term to internationalize the UIW campus and student body.

Meet the Fall 2019 Ambassadors:

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Maria Marrufo

Hometown: Querétaro, Mexico 

Major: Communication Arts with a Media Studies concentration and a minor in 2D Art

Languages I am fluent in: English and Spanish

Languages I would like to learn: French & American Sign Language but I would love to learn as many languages as possible.

Hobbies: Drawing, painting, reading, taking photographs, binge-watching Friends on Netflix, and learning new things.

My advice to new students: Get out and meet new people!

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Anna Tabet

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Major: Biology

Languages I am fluent in: English

Languages I would like to learn:  French and Japanese

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, reading, watching YouTube videos, learning phrases in other languages

My advice to new students: Have fun and put yourself out there. Most importantly, learn how to balance your social and academic life 

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Giselle De Leon

Hometown:  San Antonio, Texas

Major: Biology

Hobbies: Fossil hunting, biking, gardening, reading sci-fi comics 

Favorite experience at UIW: The memories I look back on that make me smile, are the moments when I'm laughing and catching up with friends and professors.

My advice to new students: Try new things, even if you think you wouldn't like it. All experiences, good and bad, are valuable.

Interested in joining the UIW International Ambassador, email