CHS STudy Abroad Resource Team (START)

CHS STudy Abroad Resource Team (START)

Members of the CHS STudy Abroad Resource Team serve as study abroad ambassadors to CHS students and as an advisory committee for the CHS Director of International Programs. Members of the 2020-2021 CHS STudy Abroad Resource Team will be decided once the semester begins and posted to this page in September. 

Learn more about the CHS START Program

Program and Responsibilities

STARTers meet on a monthly basis with staff from the CHS International Programs Office. These regular meetings are conducted in a seminar format with discussion questions that will be shared with you ahead of time. Your input is important and can help to shape the future of CHS International Programs. This is an excellent leadership opportunity to list on your resume, and it is a way in which you can continue your study abroad experience on campus. Each STARTer serves for one academic year.

STARTers also have responsibilities throughout the academic year for a total time commitment of approximately 11-13 hours. You will volunteer at one activity such as a study abroad fair, study abroad information night, pre-departure orientation presentation, or classroom presentation.  In addition, you'll learn more about your strengths and how to market your study abroad experience to potential employers or graduate schools.  All STARTers have their photos and bios featured on this page and submit International Connections reflections.


After the completion of all required program activities, you will receive a $250 award applied to your U-bill. 


Faculty members who led CHS study abroad programs during the previous academic year will be asked to nominate one student for the next academic year’s CHS START program. Nominated students will have demonstrated the following traits and skills during their study abroad experience:

  • leadership
  • global citizenship
  • cultural sensitivity
  • excellent academic performance

If you are interested in participating, ensure that your study abroad program leader knows you want to be a STARTer! Contact Erin French, CHS Director of International Programs, if you have questions about this program.