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International Ambassadors

Consider volunteering to become a Psi Chi International Ambassador, an informal role with the main goal of encouraging faculty and students in psychology departments outside the United States to apply for a Psi Chi chapter. Being an Ambassador means explaining what Psi Chi is all about and often what an honor society is in general.

Psi Chi Ambassadors

  • Have plans to travel or live outside the United States (so Ambassadors are already planning to pay their own travel and hotel/living costs).
  • Agree to meet and talk with faculty and students at a university close to where they plan to travel or live.
  • Are typically graduate students or faculty, but may be undergraduates if they have special international connections, travel plans, or study abroad opportunities.
  • Are or have been active in their own chapters.
  • Know or are willing to learn about current eligibility requirements to become a Psi Chi member and how to start a chapter.
  • Are able to explain the benefits of bringing a chapter to campus using examples of activities and accomplishments from their own chapters.
  • May speak the language of the country to which they are traveling, but that is not required.
  • May assist Dr. Martha S. Zlokovich (Psi Chi Executive Director) in communicating with the chapter in the months after their department visit to help with determining how an institution’s grading, coursework, or degree requirements can be compared to those in the United States.
  • May assist faculty advisors with filling out applications, especially if they can help with translation issues. All Psi Chi materials are in English, and the applications must be submitted in English. However, we do cooperate with APA’s Division 52 (International Psychology) if translation is needed.
  • May assist with connecting U.S. and international chapters via social media.

Ambassadors Receive From Psi Chi

  • Reimbursement on the day they travel for local transportation such as bus, train, or taxi from their hotel or home nearby and for one to three meals to
    encourage the department's students and faculty to apply for a chapter,
    attend the chapter's installation ceremony to assist the new advisors and officers, or
    support the advisors and officers after the chapter has been approved and installed.
  • Small Psi Chi gifts to give to the faculty and students they visit (if they can be mailed to a U.S. address).
  • Information about starting a chapter and about Psi Chi in general.




Martha S. Zlokovich, PhD
Psi Chi Executive Director
Biographical Information

Meet Our Ambassadors
Click HERE for a list of Ambassadors and the countries where they have represented Psi Chi.


Universidad del Valle de Guatemala Psi Chi members Ana Lucía Urrea, Ximena Flores, and María José España with Professor Bernardo J. Carducci (Indiana University Southeast) at the 2015 APA convention in Toronto, Canada.

Does This Sound Interesting to You?

If so, e-mail Dr. Martha Zlokovich HERE and provide the following information.

Describe your activities in your own chapter.

Provide a brief recommendation letter or e-mail from your chapter’s faculty advisor (for undergraduates only).

If you are traveling soon or are already living outside the United States, include (a) the date you will be leaving, (b) where you are going, (c) which universities you plan to visit, and (d) your U.S. mailing address to receive a small package of gifts and information to carry with you.

If you are not traveling but have connections in another country, please describe this relationship in your e-mail.


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