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Department of Modern Languages

Modern Languages Ambassadors

Purpose: 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. As of Fall 2018 we are an official student organization!

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” lunch

Possible Roles for Ambassadors:  Student ambassadors should be available to do the following types of activities, depending on the needs of language sections:

  • 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 the university-wide event and the departmental event in the fall)
  • Take a visiting high school 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 your language at the study abroad fair (if applicable)
  • Promote language clubs and activities
  • Be a contact person for potential students interested in speaking to a current major/minor

Time Commitment for you:  By agreeing to serve as an ambassador, you are agreeing to attend a training meeting in the fall (TBA), and volunteer a minimum of 10 hours/semester.

How do I sign up?  If you would like apply to be a MLANG ambassador please email your completed application form to Dr. Sara Luly at srluly@ksu.edu no later than September 17th 2017.