WHO WE ARE
We are un-Ambassadors because we don’t just pursue the interests of a single country.We strive to create a more equal world regardless of borders, nationality, or religion. Currently, we focus on serving Muslim communities abroad as a means to foster peace and understanding during this time of harmful stereotypes and stigma against Muslims in the Western World.
un-Ambassadors are secular activists, university students, and stewards of a shared world. We fight for social justice and equity for all. As volunteers, we work to dismantle stigmas, to foster understanding through service, and promote cross-cultural communication and understanding.
un-Ambassadors lead movements in their community and mobilize abroad to vulnerable Muslim communities spreading goodwill trough meaningful service.
un-Ambassadors become lifelong advocates for the marginalized and misunderstood people around the world.
In a world where xenophobia, racism, and hatred of “the other” abound, it’s of the utmost importance that we get outside our comfort zones and work to actively address these misconceptions at their source.
How to Get Involved
Join us in our crucial work to combat stigmas and stereotypes about the Muslim world, bridge cultural differences, and spread respect, compassion and understanding at home and around the world.
“I have witnessed the innate similarity of people, no matter which corner of the world they come from. Although cultural and religious differences were evident, I felt at home in both my internship placements, and everywhere else I traveled to in Morocco. I feel that I have made lifelong friends and I now consider Morocco home, and a place to come back to.”
“I can’t think of anything that would be more important right now than for America’s Unofficial Ambassadors grow and thrive. Because what we need most in this country is to understand the world better. And what the world most needs from America is for America to understand the world better. And Unofficial Ambassadors can be part of the magic of direct people-to-people exchange, dialogue, and friendship.”
“I didn’t have Muslim friends before I went to Zanzibar. And then I did. I spent six weeks working for at a female empowerment NGO with four brilliant, passionate, extremely hardworking Muslim women. I don’t suggest that I learned everything I needed to know about the complicated and diverse religion of Islam in six weeks and by talking to four people.… but I was tired of being stuck in my own head, of feeling fear when I see a man with brown skin and a backpack, of mispronouncing the names of my classmates. “
“Unofficial Ambassadors in Zanzibar have managed to give the message to our students that Americans are good people who have come all the way from the USA with the one noble task of educating our students free of charge. More people thought the Americans are enemies of Muslims, but the fact is the opposite.”