Confucius Institute Launches Student Ambassador Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2016) The University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute is now offering a student ambassador program as an opportunity for students to get involved and help represent the best of what the Confucius Institute has to offer. Student ambassadors will promote events and programs, strengthen relationships between communities through Chinese cultural outreach at UK, and provide support from CI to UK students, faculty and staff. Also, UKCI Student Ambassadors will enjoy the priority in the selection process for scholarships to visit China for two weeks with UKCI’s Young Leaders trip next summer.

The Confucius Institute at UK is a center for Chinese language, art, culture and business. The institute is a gateway from the university to China and offers many faculty and student exchange programs.

The new student ambassador program is a great way to develop and strengthen leadership and cross-cultural communication skills as well as gain valuable work experience that would be helpful on a résumé. In order to be considered for an ambassador position, applicants must be a full-time student with at least a 3.0 GPA, actively attend meetings and sponsored events, and commit to the role and responsibilities for a year.

Students interested in applying for a UKCI ambassador position, should submit the following:  

· an online completed application form;

· a letter of recommendation, preferably from a faculty or staff member; and

· a signed code of conduct.

The online application form and recommendations, as well as the signed code of conduct, must be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, to Grace Dai at

For more information on the UK Confucius Institute student ambassador program, contact Grace Dai at or 859-323-3392. 

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