Here to Support You

Whether you are a prospective high school, transfer, or current UI student wondering if you can be successful taking world language classes here, our UI Language Ambassadors want to tell you that you totally can be and that they are here to support you in achieving your goals. Language Ambassadors are current students majoring or minoring in a world language and passionate about the experiences and opportunities their language learning has offered. To meet with an Ambassador and gain firsthand experience of this language program, email today! 

A Leadership Opportunity

Being a World Languages Student Ambassador is an exciting volunteer opportunity within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students in this position get to share their experience being a part of the Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures and showcase their passion for language learning while enhancing their leadership skills. 

Ambassador Responsibilities

Ambassadors interact with prospective students and their guests during, but not limited to, recruitment events such as Daily Admissions Visits, Hawkeye Visit Days, and Admitted Student Days. Ambassadors could also connect with prospective and current students through social media outreach and communication projects and assist with functions for current students, alums, and donors. 

Participation Qualifications 

While the Ambassador Program is a volunteer opportunity, there are guidelines for participation. A successful candidate must

  • Be a declared major or minor in a world language
  • Participate in a minimum of 10 hours of World Language-related recruitment events each semester
  • Exhibit excellent customer service skills and interact professionally with prospective students and their guests
  • Share experiences in a positive yet realistic view with perspective students and guests
  • Attend and complete mandatory training
  • Hold the position for a semester at a time - can reapply for subsequent semesters based on performance evaluation
  • Be in good conduct standing with the University
  • Be a current, full-time University of Iowa student - 12 s.h. or more
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 while holding position.