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Department of Modern Languages

Modern Languages Ambassadors

  • MLANG Ambassadors are a small group of enthusiastic majors or minors - like yourself!- who represent our department at on-campus and off-campus recruitment events.
  • Modern Language Ambassador applications open soon! Students who are interested in becoming a Modern Languages Ambassador can fill out the form here.
  • There will be an informational meeting on September 23rd from 7 to 8 PM in Eisenhower Hall, room 125. 
  • Applications are due by 5 PM on September 30th! 
  • If you have any questions, contact Drs. Melinda Cro (macro@ksu.edu) or Angélique Courbou (angeli@ksu.edu)

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Benefits to you:

  • Professional development: a service opportunity in your field of study, which you can put on your resume.
  • use this program to fulfill volunteer hours for other courses and organizations.
  • opportunity to develop closer connections with alumni and faculty.
  • opportunity to share your enthusiasm for your major/minor with other students.
  • potential for mentoring other students.
  • experience with recruitment and public speaking.
  • an end-of-year "thank you" banquet.

Possible Roles for Ambassadors:

  • Student ambassadors should be available to do the following types of activities, depending on the needs of the Department of Modern Languages:

    • Visit courses in the language sequence (101-301) and promote the major and minor (explain why you chose to major in MLANG, your experiences in the program, etc.)
    • Participate in open house (both university-wide event and the department event)
    • Take a visiting high school or transfer student along to your language class.
    • Participate in the majors fair
    • Visit local high schools to promote language learning
    • Socialize with alumni at MLANG events (e.g., advisory committee luncheon)
    • Represent Modern Languages at the study abroad fair (if applicable)
    • Promote language club and activities
    • Be a contact person for potential students interested in speaking to a current major/minor
    • Develop online content about the department

Time commitment for you:

By agreeing to serve as an ambassador, you are agreeing to attend a training meeting in the fall, participate in a monthly meeting on the third Thursday of the month, from 7:00-8:00 PM, and volunteer 3 hours a semester.