Intercultural Ambassadors

Application Deadline:

September 15, 2019 before midnight

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. Intercultural Ambassador responsibilities include:

  • Attending and participating all intercultural training sessions, activities, and workshops.
  • Committing 8-10 hours per week to the program.
  • Attending and participating in regular Intercultural Ambassador meetings.
  • Documenting your hours and participation in program events.
  • Completing all reflection activities in a timely manner.
  • Completing give-back projects aimed at increasing intercultural understanding and engagement on campus and  beyond.
  • Maintaining a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5/4.33 each semester.
  • Committing to attending the full-day session for training and team-building on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
  • Working to maintain positive and professional relationships with fellow ambassadors, Intercultural Team Members, and program facilitators.
  • Working to effectively collaborate, coordinate, and carry out give-back projects both as members of a team and individually.
  • Upholding the privacy and confidentiality of personal details shared between peers in the 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.
  • Students who meet all of their responsibilities to the program will be eligible to apply for financial reward. Contact intercultural@tru.ca for further details.
  • We recognize that Intercultural Ambassadors are making an important contribution to TRU! Students who meet all of their responsibilities to the program are eligible to apply for a $1000.00 honorarium at the end of each program semester (Fall 2019 and Winter 2020).

Intercultural Ambassador Qualifications:

  • Students must demonstrate a passion for intercultural engagement and for promoting intercultural understanding.
  • Students must be able to commit 8-10 hours per week to the program.
  • Students must be available to attend for a full day of training and team building on Saturday October 5, 2019.
  • Students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50/4.33.
  • Students must be enrolled at TRU as a full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 9 credits per semester) in both fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters.
  • Students must have read and agree to meeting the roles and responsibilities of Intercultural Ambassadors, as laid out in the Intercultural Ambassador Commitment Agreement

How to Apply:

Prior to applying, please consider carefully whether the time commitments of being an Intercultural Ambassador or an Intercultural Team Member are a better fit for your schedule. To complete your application for the Intercultural Ambassador program, please submit the following to intercultural@tru.ca:

  • Completed Intercultural Ambassador Application Form
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript (must include accumulative GPA)
  • Written submission (350 – 500 words) including the following:
    1. How you have purposefully sought out intercultural experiences and/or promoted intercultural understanding in the past?
    2. What successes and challenges have you faced in your past intercultural experiences and/or attempts to promote intercultural understanding? What did you learn?
    3. 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?
    4. What skills or qualities will you bring to the program that will help you to be a successful Intercultural Ambassador?

Applicants who are short-listed for the program will be contacted for an interview. Please note: incomplete applications will not be considered for the program.

Intercultural Ambassador Application Form

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If you are short listed for the Intercultural Ambassador program, you will be asked to participate in an interview. Please provide a minimum of three dates and times during business hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday) that you are available for an interview between October 1 and October 8:



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Written Submission

Please provide a typed and formatted written submission (350 – 500 words, paragraph/essay format) that answers the following questions:

  1. How you have purposefully sought out intercultural experiences and/or promoted intercultural understanding in the past? What did you learn from those experiences?
  2. 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?
  3. What skills or qualities will you bring to the program that will help you to be a successful Intercultural Ambassador?

For more information on how your written submission will be assessed, please see the Intercultural Ambassador Application Written Submission Summary and Rubric.

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