The purpose of the Speakers Bureau program is to benefit and educate the local community on issues related to international culture and experiences abroad. This is accomplished through student presentations given to local community organizations, area schools, classrooms on campus, or through programs given at the International Student Center. These presentations may include lectures, multi-media programs, demonstrations and/or performances that are given by students enrolled at Kansas State.
Educating others about your culture or sharing your international experiences helps to build and promote an understanding of the world beyond our borders. The rewards of educating and influencing others are immeasurable and conducting these presentations will give you the opportunity to increase your professional development, gain valuable public speaking experience, and they are also a great way to improve your conversational English skills.
Students who are interested in being a part of the International Speakers Bureau can complete a Speakers Bureau Application and submit it to International Student and Scholar Services firstname.lastname@example.org at the International Student Center.
Scholarships will be granted to Speakers Bureau participants based on the number of requests/presentations a participant fulfills while they are part of the Speakers Bureau. See the chart below for scholarship amounts.
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Requesting a Speakers Bureau Presentation
If you are interested in requesting a student presentation, you can download the Speaker Request Form and submit it to International Student and Scholar Services by mail, email (email@example.com) or fax (785-532-6607). Once the office has received a speaker request we will match a speaker with the request.
Please contact International Student and Scholar Services at (785) 532-6448 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the Speakers Bureau program, about becoming a presenter or about requesting a presentation.