Intercultural Ambassadors

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Are you committed to making TRU a more equitable and inclusive place, where folks from all cultural backgrounds feel they truly belong? Do you want to build practical skills for engaging with people who are different from yourself? Do you feel you have something to contribute to promoting decolonization and intercultural understanding on campus and beyond? If so, the Intercultural Ambassador Program may be for you!

The Intercultural Ambassador Team are student advocates for intercultural development, empathy, human rights, and anti-racism who work to promote these values and practices at all levels of the university. This group of students works together from September to April to engage in their own intercultural development, as well as hosting events and launching initiatives to promote intercultural engagement and learning at TRU. The Intercultural Ambassadors (ICAs) are valued members of the Intercultural Department, providing intercultural education, training, and advocacy to fellow students, staff, faculty and administrators.

Applications are now open for the Intercultural Ambassadors and Peer mentors interested in participating in the program from September 2023-April 2024 program. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2023.

Roles and Responsibilities

All ICA members are expected to meet certain commitments and responsibilities as part of their participation in the program. In turn, we recognize that Intercultural Ambassadors are making important contributions to TRU! Students who meet all of their commitments will receive an honorarium.

There are two levels of participation possible: Intercultural Ambassadors (first time participants) and Intercultural Mentors (returning participants). All participants are expected to meet the following responsibilities:

  • Spend 6 hours per week engaging in intercultural learning activities and supporting intercultural initiatives and events.
  • Attend and participate in regular Intercultural Ambassador meetings, training sessions, events and activities.
  • Attend and participate in community events, workshops, and training specific to decolonization, reconciliation, and intercultural development.
  • Attend a full day orientation on September 9, 2023.
  • Take a leadership role (leading a give-back project, engaging in social media, hosting an event).
  • Commit to actively promoting intercultural understanding around an issue or topic that is important to you, to TRU, and/or to the communities we seek to serve.
  • To support fellow Intercultural Ambassadors on their projects and initiatives, and to remain in ongoing communication with them.
  • To meet and communicate regularly with program supervisors about your progress in the program, any challenges you are facing.
  • Contribute to program sustainability and student use of House 4.

Intercultural Peer Mentors additionally are responsible for:

  • Taking a leadership role, as well as guiding and mentoring Intercultural Ambassadors to successfully complete give-back projects related to hosting events, social media engagement and communications, or program administration and sustainability.
  • Organizing, developing, and facilitating a minimum of one training session for the Intercultural Ambassadors during the program year.
  • Acting as a communication bridge between Intercultural Ambassadors and program supervisors; maintaining regular communications with all team members.

Become an Intercultural Ambassador

Intercultural Ambassador Application Form

Personal Information

Written Submission

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


Intercultural Peer Mentor Application Form

Personal Information

Written Submission