Expectations1. During Fall 2018 and Winter 2019, ambassadors will receive 9-12 hours of training in public speaking, intercultural communications, global competence, and leadership development. Ambassadors are required to attend the first 9 hours on Dec. 7 (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.) and January 26 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.).2. During Spring 2019, ambassadors will prepare and make 3 presentations to two different public school classes (total of 6 presentations) on topics related to their respective countries and cultures. Dates and times will be arranged with host teachers.3. After training, the time commitment during Spring 2019 semester will be approximately 16-18 hours. This amount includes the time necessary to prepare and give 6 presentations and includes travel time to schools.4. Ambassadors will be reimbursed for mileage costs to and from school sites.
To be eligible for this program, you must be a student during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, hold a valid F-1 or J1 visa, have an overall G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher, and have access to transportation. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and provide strong responses to the questions below will be invited for an interview. Participants will be selected for their:1. Ability to communicate effectively to groups, especially children;2. Ability to view international events and issues from a global perspective;3. Ability to gather and effectively share information about one’s country and culture; and4. Previous experience with youth, intercultural programs, and activities.
If you are interested in becoming a 2018-19 Intercultural Ambassador, complete and submit this application by 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2018. Applications will be screened by a selection committee. Interviews will be arranged for the finalists.