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!
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.