2009-10 Ambassadorial Scholar Handbook

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2009-10 Ambassadorial Scholar Handbook
Introduction

  • The Purpose of Your Scholarship
  • Objectives of the Ambassadorial Scholarships Program
  • Your Ambassadorial Scholar Handbook
  • Your Scholarship Coordinator
  • Your Acceptance Packet

Section 1 – Rotary and Your Ambassadorial Role

  • Rotarian Counselors
  • Sponsor Counselor
  • Host Counselor
  • Ambassadorial Scholar Responsibilities
  • Endowed and Named Scholarships
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Required Predeparture Orientation
  • Required Presentations
  • Required Reports
  • Tips for Becoming a Successful Ambassador of Goodwill
  • Scholars Experiences
  • Notable Alumni

Section 2 – Preparing for Your Scholarship Period

  • Assignment of Your Study Institution
  • Alternate Study Institutions
  • Requesting Reassignment
  • Start and End Date Policies
  • Deferral of Study Year
  • Postponement of Return Home
  • Special Study Fields
  • Required Language Proficiency and Training

Section 3 – Required Predeparture Documents

  • Required Predeparture Documents
  • 1. Scholarship Acceptance Form
  • 2. Biographical Data/Housing Form
  • 3. Language Exam Score
  • 4. Proof of Admission to Assigned Study Institution
  • 5. Medical Certificate
  • 6. Certificate of Insurance Coverage
  • 7. Photocopy of Passport
  • 8. Photocopy of Visa
  • 9. Travel Option Form
  • 10. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Bank Information Form

Section 4 – Travel Instructions

  • Travel Expenses Covered by Academic-Year and Cultural Scholarships40
  • Options for Arranging Your Travel
  • Travel Option 1 – RITS Ticket Form (see appendix)41 Travel Option 2 – Request for RITS Comparison Form (see appendix)
  • Travel Option 3 – Waived RITS Ticket Form
  • When to Begin Your Travel Plans
  • Selecting Your Departure and Return Dates
  • Travel Difficulties
  • RITS-Designated Travel Agencies

Section 5 – Scholarship Finances

  • Length of Award
  • Amount of Scholarship Award
  • Calculation of Scholarship Awards by Type
  • Academic-Year Scholarship Awards
  • Multi-Year Scholarship Awards
  • Cultural Scholarship Awards
  • Disbursement of Payments

Appendix

Download 2009-10 Ambassadorial Scholar Handbook pdf from www.rotary.org, 60 pages, 4785.99KB.