Collegiate Ambassadors Program

The Collegiate Ambassadors Program (CAP) is a unique program where MU students act as mentors, tour guides, and friends to visiting students participating in Asian Affairs Center programs. CAP is an integral and highly-valued component of our programs.

What do Ambassadors do?

Ambassadors facilitate and coordinate planned activities and field trips (both local and out-of-town) arranged by the Asian Affairs Center. In addition to planned group activities, Ambassadors are also encouraged to organize informal gatherings (talk and hang-out!) that will allow visiting students to experience American college life (e.g. go to a performance at the Blue Note or spend an evening at Rag Tag Cinema). Ambassadors are who the students go to when they have questions about American life, culture and everyday spoken English.

Who can be an Ambassador?

Ambassadors must be open-minded, energetic, helpful, patient, and good humored. As Ambassadors are expected to help lead some activities, they should be mature, responsible, resourceful and most importantly, show initiative and take their tasks seriously.

Visiting students will be engaged in intensive English study as part their program and hence, they will have many questions about everyday spoken English for Ambassadors. Although Ambassadors will not be involved in formal ESL instruction, fluency in English and exceptional communication skills are essential.

Why be an Ambassador?

The Collegiate Ambassadors Program is a great opportunity to gain experience in cross-cultural communication, learn about Asian culture and build international connections. It is not only a wonderful resume builder but you are also performing a service to the MU campus.

Plan ahead. The next opportunity to participate in the CAP will be during summer intersession 2008. More information will be available later.

Meet an Ambassador!

How do I apply?

Please complete the online application. After you submit your application, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment with one of our program coordinators.

Becoming an ambassador

The Asian Affairs Center offers ambassador positions with semester long programs and shorter 6-week programs throughout the year. More information on individual programs can be found under the programs tab. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, fill out the ambassador application form and send to one of the contacts below.
Online application (If the page doesn't load in your browser, please right click to save-as and open with Adobe)


Amanda Carr
LEAD Coordinator
N49 Memorial Union
Phone: (573) 882-5655

Lesley Sapp
EPI Coordinator
N49 Memorial Union
Phone: (573) 882-9430