Intercultural Ambassador Application
Have you ever wanted to share some experiences and insights about your country and culture with American students and teachers? Do you enjoy working with children? If your answers are yes, the Intercultural Ambassador Program may be an excellent opportunity for you. This program offers SDSU international students the chance to develop unique skills in promoting intercultural understanding in San Diego public schools.

Expectations
1. 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; and
4. 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.

Name
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Email Address
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Phone Number
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Mailing Address (street, city, state, zip code)
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Country of Citizenship
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Visa Status
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When did you first start attending SDSU?
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What is your major?
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What degree are you earning?
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What is your SDSU Red ID number?
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Have you attended any other schools in the U.S.? If yes, where and when?
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What is your overall G.P.A. (grade point average)?
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When do you plan to graduate or leave SDSU?
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Besides classes, what other commitments do you have (e.g., work, clubs, organizations, etc.) and how many hours per week?
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How do you use for transportation around San Diego?
1. What public speaking experience or training have you had?
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2. What primary differences between your culture and U.S. culture have you noticed?
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3. What do you think U.S. students would like to know about your country?
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4. List five things you think U.S. students should know about your country.
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5. If selected, what age group would you prefer to work with?
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6. Why are you interested in becoming an Intercultural Ambassador?
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If selected, do you agree to fulfill the expectations for this program as stated above?
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