Application Deadline: September 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM
What does it mean to be an Intercultural Ambassador?
The Intercultural Ambassadors is an inclusive program that is intended for full time undergraduate students on campus: everyone is encouraged to apply! The Intercultural Ambassadors are the 8-10 core student members of the Intercultural Peer Mentorship Program.
Benefits and Opportunities
- The program provides opportunities for personal, professional, and academic development.
- Students can build their intercultural communication skills, as well as gaining career and networking experiences.
- Year-specific rewards: for example, the opportunity to attend or participate in a conference or relevant intercultural event.
- We recognize that Intercultural Ambassadors are making an important contribution to TRU! Students who meet all of their responsibilities to the program will receive an honorarium at the end of each program semester (Fall 2021 and Winter 2022).
Responsibilities and Commitments
- Commit 6-7 hours per week to the program.
- Attend and participate in regular Intercultural Ambassador meetings.
- Attend and participate in all intercultural training sessions, activities, and workshops.
- Document hours and participation in program events.
- Complete learning and reflection activities in a timely manner.
- Complete give-back projects aimed at increasing intercultural understanding and engagement on campus and beyond.
- Maintain a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5/4.33 each semester.
- Be enrolled at TRU as a full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 9 credits per semester) in both fall 2021 and winter 2022 semesters.
- Commit to attending a team-building and training session on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021.
- Work to maintain positive and professional relationships with fellow ambassadors, Intercultural Team Members, and program facilitators.
- Work to effectively collaborate, coordinate, and carry out give-back projects both as members of a team and individually.
- Uphold the privacy and confidentiality of personal details shared between peers in the program.
How to Apply:
To complete your application for the Intercultural Ambassador program, please submit the following:
- Completed Intercultural Ambassador Application Form
- Written submission (350 – 500 words) that answers the following questions:
• How have you purposefully sought out intercultural experiences and/or promoted intercultural understanding in the past? What did you learn from those experiences?
• What ideas do you have for promoting intercultural understanding and engagement through the Intercultural Ambassadors program? In what ways do you hope to enhance your own intercultural development?
• What skills or qualities will you bring to the program that will help you to be a successful Intercultural Ambassador?
- A copy of your unofficial transcript (must include cumulative GPA).
- Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered for the program.
Click here to begin your application:
Intercultural Ambassador Application Form
Intercultural Ambassador Application: Written Submission Rubric
Read the applicants written submission which should highlight:
- Their past experiences of intentional intercultural engagement.
- Thoughtful and critical reflection on those experiences.
- A plan or list of ideas describing what they will do to promote intercultural understanding and engagement, and/or how they will enhance their own intercultural development, through the program.
|Intentional Intercultural Engagement (25%)||Student demonstrates an intentional willingness and desire for intercultural engagement. They place clear importance on the promotion of intercultural understanding. They have gone out of their way to engage in intercultural experiences in the past.*|
|Reflection (25%)||Student demonstrates a thoughtful reflection on their past intercultural engagements. Student acknowledges challenges as well as successes in intercultural engagement. They show cultural humility and critical thinking in working to understand their experiences, and a willingness to engage in ongoing learning to improve their intercultural development.|
|Suitability (25%)||Students shows a passion for intercultural engagement. They clearly understand the roles and responsibilities involved in being an Intercultural Ambassador, and can to commit to meeting them.|
and Ideas (15%)
|Students shows a passion for intercultural engagement. They clearly understand the roles and responsibilities involved in being an Intercultural Ambassador, and can to commit to meeting them.
Student explains what they want to bring to the program. They present new ideas and/or suggest possible improvements. They communicate creative ideas about how they would add to the program and/or how they hope they themselves will benefit from participating.
* All analysis should be undertaken with an equity lens. For example, for intentional intercultural engagement, international travel should not be scored higher than local intercultural engagement because not all students have the economic means to engage in international travel.
Score per section
0-5% = Didn’t address points looking for
5-15% = Covered some of the points asked for but left sections incomplete
15-20% = Answered most of the points asked for in a complete and thoughtful way
20-25% = Answered every point asked for and went beyond expected response