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2023 Alumni Ambassador Application

Are you interested in sharing your experience while supporting and promoting the CLS Program? The application to become a 2023 CLS Alumni Ambassador is now open!

Who are CLS Alumni Ambassadors?

CLS Alumni Ambassadors take leadership roles as active and positive representatives of the CLS Program and of the U.S. Department of State. CLS Alumni Ambassadors are expected to engage with all CLS alumni and to represent the program to various audiences, including applicants, program semi-finalists and finalists, university staff and faculty, and the general public. 2023 Alumni Ambassadors will be selected from alumni of the 2022 CLS Program who apply for this volunteer role.

What do Alumni Ambassadors do?

Alumni Ambassadors participate in the following activities:

  • Monitor online forums (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or LinkedIn) and provide share your stories with prospective CLS scholars
  • Plan and host events for CLS Program alumni
  • Respond to questions from future and current CLS participants
  • Write about your experiences on the CLS Program
  • Mentor participants through the CLS Alumni Support Network
  • Promote the CLS Program and study abroad in your community
  • Work with CLS Program staff on various projects

Who is eligible?

Anyone who successfully completed the 2022 CLS Program is eligible to become a 2023 Alumni Ambassador. Alumni of the 2022 program who are applying for the 2023 CLS Program are also eligible to apply to be 2023 Alumni Ambassadors.

Why should I apply?

Being a CLS Alumni Ambassador is an opportunity to share your experiences from the CLS Program. It also gives you a unique opportunity to meet CLS alumni from previous years and encourage all program alumni to engage with one another. Ambassadors help others apply for the CLS Program and shape the experience of future CLS participants by providing suggestions and advice to CLS Program staff. Alumni Ambassadors are also leaders who spearhead new initiatives in alumni programming and support current CLS scholars to prepare for the program.

Is training provided?

Yes! All CLS Alumni Ambassadors will be required to participate in an online introductory meeting and attend the two-day Alumni Ambassador Forum, held in Washington, D.C., in March. Dates for both events will be announced after Alumni Ambassador selection takes place. Travel costs related to the Alumni Ambassador Forum will be covered by the CLS Program.

How do I apply?

Approximately 20-25 alumni from the 2022 program will be selected. We look for alumni who have reflected on the successes and challenges of their experiences and want to share their excitement for language study and the CLS Program with others. Alumni Ambassadors will be notified about their selection in December.

To apply, please complete the online application available here:

Applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

To see a list of recent Alumni Ambassadors, visit:


Please contact Liz Sinclair, Senior Alumni Engagement Officer, at

Posted Date

November 30, 2022

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