Volunteer International Student Assistant (V.I.S.A.) Leaders at Georgia State University are a group of students who are trained to be assistants during new international student orientation each semester. Their roles during orientation include:
Eligibility: You must be a current Georgia State student, in status with Immigration (if nonimmigrant), and available for training and orientation dates. Both American and international students are urged to apply.
Payment: V.I.S.A. Leaders in fall term are paid $300 for their work ($250 for spring, $200 for summer), but the biggest benefits are the leadership skills and friendships that you develop. You will also be given 2 shirts to wear during orientation and receive a discount to buy books from the Georgia State University Bookstore.
Training: You will be fully trained with all the information you need to carry out your role at orientation. Training will occur about four weeks before orientation and will be 2-3 days long. The schedule will include training on how to give a campus tour, teambuilding with your fellow V.I.S.A. Leaders, information critical to the new international student experience, and a challenge activity.
Selection: Applications to become a Fall 2013 V.I.S.A. Leader are now available! Complete applications are due on Friday, March 15th at 5pm. We will email you if you are selected for an interview. Normally we have many more applicants than available spaces. All applicants will be notified of the decision a few days after interviews cease. Fall 2013 V.I.S.A. Leader Application [Google Doc]
Contact: For further information, please contact Grace Lee in International Services at 404.413.2082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.