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Global Ambassadors Program

Meet the student coordinators for Macalester’s Global Ambassadors Program! This program makes it possible for current Macalester students to serve as resources for international students during the admissions process through your arrival to campus. These students can help you find your home at Macalester.

Anna Diagne Sène (she, her, hers)
  • Anna Diagne Sène (she, her, hers)
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Anna is considering majors in Political Science, International Studies, and Arabic. When she’s not in class she’s involved in Student Government, the campus newspaper, the poetry team, and the Muslim Student Association. She also works as a student coordinator of the Global Ambassadors Program in the International Admissions Office. Born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, she completed high school at the United World College in Norway. Outside class, she loves reading, writing poetry, and volunteering with orgs on and off campus.

Jiayi Sun (she/her/hers)
  • Jiayi Sun (she/her/hers)
  • Lanzhou, China
  • Jiayi is pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Japanese Studies. She sought a college where internationalism and diversity were priorities, and she found it at Mac. Her first volunteering experience at Macalester was at the Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy, 3 miles from campus.

Jiaying Wu (she/her/hers)
  • Jiaying Wu (she/her/hers)
  • Suzhou, China
  • Jiaying spent her last two years of high school at UWC Dilijan, located in a small town in Armenia. She came to Macalester for its diverse student body, metropolitan location, and its internationalism-fueled courses. Jiaying particpated in the DataFest 2021 Challenge and is a member of the Girls Who Code College Loop. Ask her about being a Computer Science and Applied Math/Statistics major at a liberal arts college. Outside of class, she also loves cooking and exploring restaurants in the Twin Cities!

Get in touch

How to Reach Your Global Ambassadors

If you’re starting your search, take a moment to fill out a short inquiry form. In the comments, request to get in contact with a current international student. You will hear from a student in 1-2 days when classes are in session (allow for more time during breaks). They will help answer your questions, and provide you with the students’ perspective of Macalester.

If you are an admitted student or you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at