International Welcome Team

A scenic view of the Learning Commons building

The International Welcome Team helps new international undergraduates transition smoothly to the U.S., the city of Lincoln and the university.

Team members provide the peer support and local knowledge needed to make new undergraduate students feel at home as a Husker from the moment they arrive at Nebraska. The team greets and assists new international students at the Lincoln airport, staffs residence hall welcome desks and leads activities during International In-Person Orientation and International Welcome Week.

The International Welcome Team and orientation leader roles and responsibilities differ. While the International Welcome Team assists with the International Airport Welcome and In-Person Orientation for new international students, orientation leaders assist with orientation for incoming domestic students throughout the summer.

Join the International Welcome Team!

Joining the International Welcome Team will allow you to engage in leadership opportunities before you graduate. You will facilitate activities during International In-Person Orientation and International Welcome Week.


Application opens February 12th and closes March 1st.

Your Role

  • Be a friendly face and resource at the Lincoln airport when international students arrive.
  • Be a leader during International Welcome Week by facilitating small-group activities.
  • Lead International In-Person Orientation activities.
  • Help students check in and get connected within University Housing.


  • Must be a current domestic or international degree-seeking student.
  • Strong candidates have previous experience in mentorship, leadership or cultural groups.
  • IEP and Exchange students are not eligible.


  • Hourly wage of $12.
  • Gain leadership experience.
  • Improve communication skills.
  • Connect with international and domestic leaders.

Work Schedule

Leaders work approximately 50–60 hours in the 11 days before Fall classes begin and 30–40 hours in the 7 days before Spring classes begin.

International Welcome Team members can hold other on-campus positions but cannot work at their other position 11 days before Fall classes begin and 7 days before Spring classes begin.

Important Dates

Date Description
April 21 Meeting about hiring procedures, expectations and team building.
August 14–17 Training.
August 18–20 Airport welcome, residence hall welcome and welcome events.
August 21–24 International Orientation and welcome activities.
January 14–16, 2025 Spring training, airport welcome and welcome events.
January 17, 2025 International Orientation.