Program Summary

As part of that effort to build an inclusive and collaborative community for everyone, wider recognition, understanding and appreciation for our diversity is important. It is through this diversity, as well as the unique relationship that is set out by Ti Tiriti o Waitangi, that positions Aotearoa New Zealand to better take advantage of international and global opportunities.The Global Ambassadors of Tauranga and Western BOP will contribute to a greater recognition, understanding and capacity for international and global cooperation.

It is through our diversity, as well as the unique relationship that is set out by Ti Tiriti o Waitangi, that strongly positions Aotearoa New Zealand to take advantage of global opportunities.

Global Ambassadors supports an individual, local and global focus.

For the Ambassadors:

Global Ambassadors is about identifying, engaging and empowering local youth from diverse backgrounds to become active local role models for diversity, global awareness and cooperation.

For Local Communities:

Facilitating engagement between local companies, organisations and government and the global ambassadors to encourage greater inter-cultural and global cooperation

Global Networks:

Become an international ‘face’ of our local area, supporting contact with international organisations and encouraging international connections.

E tu kahikatea. Hei whakapae ururoa. Awhi mai awhi atu.
Tatou tatou e.

Stand like the kahikatea to brave the storms. Embrace and receive.  
We are one together.

About Our Ambassadors


• Between 16 and 18 years of age.
• Contributes to the broad diversity of the Global Ambassadors team by bringing unique knowledge ofspecific cultures, interested and/or expertise to the group
• Applicants may include international students, residents and citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand who reside within Tauranga or Western Bay of Plenty.

Who would make a good ambassador?

• Likes to be challenged and work outside their comfort zone
• Interested in working with a diverse and dynamic team
• Able to demonstrate an interest in supporting and contributing to their local community.

What they give

• Monthly investment of time between 8 and 12 hours, including one Saturday per month for the monthly Global Ambassadors meetings and workshops.
• Occasionally attend events, festivals or meetings as a Global Ambassador.
• Design, plan and deliver a project during the 4th quarter of the program.

What they receive

• Training and skills development
• Valuable certifications, awards and recognition of service as part of the program.
• Increased self-awareness and confidence
• Develop their professional network and portfolios

Would you make a good Global Ambassador?
Express your interest!
Applications close October 11th, 2021.

Express your intrest

If you want to go far, go together.

Global Ambassadors - Steering Group

The Global Ambassadors Steering Group work to help develop and guide the Global Ambassadors Project. The core of the Steering Group includes three partners: Education Tauranga, Welcoming Communities of Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty, and Enigmatic Global. Use the button below to find out more about Steering Group members.

Steering Group