America's Unofficial Ambassadors

We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.

Join Us Online: Special AUA Web Series

Gearing up for the 2014 Summer Service Internship Program, AUA will be hosting several exciting webinars from now through March. Join us to see if being an unofficial ambassador is right for you, hear stories from returned volunteers, and get professional advice from AUA staff and supporters.

Don’t forget, the application deadlines are coming up for Indonesia, Tajikistan and Zanzibar on March 24, and for Morocco on March 31.

Click Here to Apply now!

Upcoming Webinars:

Friday, 2/14 at 12pm EST  Volunteer Talk – Join a returned Morocco volunteer to hear about her experience this past summer and ask your questions about what it’s really like!

Friday 2/21 at 12 pm EST: Volunteering And Your Career Goals – Tune in for a talk with Tahir Shad, Director of International Studies at Washington College, about how volunteering in the Muslim world can be a great step forward toward your future career.

Friday, 2/28 at 12 pm EST Volunteer Talk – Hear from another returned volunteer about their volunteer experience this past summer.

Thursday, 3/6  at 12 pm EST Travel Writing – This webinar is designed for travelers who love to explore and immerse themselves in diverse cultures. Led by Pink Pangea Editor Rachel Sales, we’ll read compelling pieces by prolific travel writers and learn how to make our own experiences come to life on paper.  We’ll discuss how to relay our insights while maintaining cultural sensitivities; how to use voice and tone to effectively convey experiences; and how to exercise objectivity and subjectivity with finesse. pinkpangea-logo
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Thursday, 3/13 at 12 pm EST Careers in International Development – Join AUA director, Ben Orbach, to learn about prospective career paths in the field of International Development.

Thursday, 3/20 at 12 pm EST Effective Volunteering – Learn more about what it takes to be an effective volunteer and citizen diplomat abroad, hosted by AUA’s program coordinator.

Please RSVP to stefanc(at) to reserve your spot for these webinars. When you RSVP you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on.


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