FIRST Intercultural Ambassador Program at CSUF

Cultural Ambassador Program for Teachers
Cultural Ambassador Program for Students

  • Learn about world cultures
  • Interact with people from around the world
  • Connect on-line with teachers and classrooms in other parts of the world
  • Travel to other parts of the world
  • Be prepared to live and work in the globally connected world of the 21st century

To become part of the Cultural Ambassador programs for teachers or students please contact Connie DeCapite, Director of FIRST at CSUF.
Cell/text (714)-345-4877 Or Email

Coming Events: Summer 2014

Students Ambassadors

June 23- June 27, 2014

Student Ambassadors will have an opportunity to attend classes at CSUF exploring careers while interacting with high school students from Brazil.

July 31 –August 1, 2014

Student Ambassadors will attend the Sister City International conference in San Jose. Participants will be conducting a simulation of the G20 Summit on the theme of Water as a Shared Commodity. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in local tours to learn how communities address: "Conservation & Restoration and Conservation & flood Control.

Teacher Ambassadors

August 4-8, 2014

As a part of the California International Studies Project (CISP) State Network FIRST Teacher Ambassadors have an opportunity to attend a one week summer program to learn about the Face to Faith Program and to participate in the development of an Educator Teaching Guide to help students engage in this program which brings your classroom into dialogue with a classroom in another country. You will integrate the elements of Common Core and the Partnership 21 Framework themes and skills as you develop a Standards/Common Core based plan focused on Global Environmental Issues for your discipline. At the completion of the week, you will be prepared to have online interaction with another country in your classroom in the 2014-15 school year.

Teacher leaders, Ken Emery and Maria Carrillo and Brandon Spars from Santa Rosa will lead us by sharing the expertise that they have developed using the program in their classrooms.

Where: The program will bring teachers from across California International Studies Sites to Sonoma State University for this opportunity.

Credit: 2 Units of SSU credit are available for $110.

Information and registration: Call/text Connie DeCapite at 714 345-4877 or email inquiry to

Cost:District or grant support required for travel, lodging and food expenses.