Intercultural ambassadors

The Intercultural Ambassadors Programme offers both UK and international students the opportunity to volunteer, bringing intercultural awareness to our campus and community. 

Intercultural Ambassadors play a key role in bringing the benefits of the University of Leeds Global Community to students and local people. The programme runs each year from mid-November to early May, with applications opening in September. 

By joining the programme you get the chance to:

  • run one of ten meaningful projects with a multicultural team
  • develop your skills in cultural awareness and intercultural communication
  • gain valuable teamwork and project management experience
  • make an impact on the University and wider Leeds community
  • develop key employability skills
  • get to know some amazing people and have fun.

Students selected for the programme receive training and support to create projects on campus and in the local community to inspire and connect people from different backgrounds and enrich their experience. 

Want to find out more about the programme?

Read our blogs

For a taste of the Intercultural Ambassador experience, take a look at the blog from the 2019 World Unite Festival and the Intercultural Ambassadors Programme blog to see previous ambassadors' projects.

Attend an information session

Come along to an information session to find out more about the programme.

When: Wednesday 5 October 15:00 - 16:00.

Where: Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, Level 12 Common Room.

Come and talk to members of the Intercultural Ambassadors project team and find out more about what's involved.


Applications for the 2022-23 programme are now open.

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to a Selection Event on Wednesday 9 November 2022.