Distinguished Global Ambassadors Program

Disciplinary Approaches to Global Leadership & Sustainable Development

DGA Program


The Distinguished Global Ambassadors (DGA) Program is a selective international leadership program administered under the auspices of the United Nations and offered through the Division of Global Affairs and our newly established CIFAL Atlanta Center at KSU.

The DGA Program offers ten undergraduate students – one from each of KSU’s ten degree-granting colleges – the opportunity to train at the United Nations Palace in Geneva, Switzerland and develop both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development that are then shared and applied to benefit the KSU campus through designated projects and events. Distinguished Global Ambassador candidates participate in monthly seminars and quarterly retreats on the KSU campus and travel to the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland during Spring Break for a week of training sessions led by U.N. Ambassadors, High Commissioners and the Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of the U.N. Institute for Training & Research.

At the successful conclusion of their training and service to the campus community, students receive program certificates from the United Nations, CIFAL Atlanta and the KSU Division of Global Affairs and become Distinguished Global Ambassadors with additional opportunities for leadership roles in campus internationalization through the Division of Global Affairs and the Atlanta Consular Corps. The program is not for credit and offered at no cost to students. It is jointly supported by the United Nations Institute for Training & Research, CIFAL Atlanta and the Division of Global Affairs.