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Startalk | Peer Mentor Application Form

For questions, please go to www.usf.edu/world/participate/startalk or email annietai@usf.edu.

All applications (USF Startalk and USF Non-degree) and supporting materials must be received on or before April 30th, 2015 (Thursday).

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt of all application materials. Once the applicant is notified of acceptance into the program, program fee payment information will be provided. Payment must be made within two weeks of acceptance.

Personal Information
Language Background
List any foreign language courses you have taken, including Chinese or Chinese Heritage School courses:
Experience in teaching/tutoring Chinese language
(Begin with current or most recent)
Please rate your level of proficiency in English
Evaluate your own ability in English according to the scale below.

Note: Unknown , 0/Zero , 1/Low or 2/High.
Please rate your level of proficiency in Mandarin
Evaluate your own ability in Chinese according to the scale below.

Note: Unknown , 0/Zero , 1/Low or 2/High.
Self-Evaluation
Please rate yourself by selecting the appropriate description.
Personal Statement
Please explain why you would like to be a Peer Mentor in the USF Startalk Chinese Academy. What do you hope to gain from this experience?
Reference
Please ask one person to fill out reference for you using the form provided. You should ask the individual (e.g., Chinese language teacher) who can assess your ability to succeed as a Peer Mentor in Chinese Language and culture. Family members may not provide the reference.
Statement of Understanding

Important. You must read and acknowledge the following section in order to complete your application.


The USF Startalk Chinese Academy provides intensive Chinese language and culture learning for high school students in the Tampa Bay area during the period of July 19th - 31st, 2015 on the USF Tampa campus (inside Patel Center) at no cost to Peer Mentors, including lunch and materials. Daily transportation or parking passes will not be provided.


I understand that the Peer Mentor requires a commitment of eight hours a day everyday during the above program period. I fully understand the nature of this program and will abide by its requirements and guidelines, including the mandatory training workshop before the camp starts (time and place to be announced).


I understand that I should not have other jobs or take classes during the above program period. I fully understand the nature of this intensive program and will abide by its requirements and guidelines. I also understand that submitting this application does not guarantee my employment in the program.


I understand that this application is for employment to the University of South Florida System (USF) Startalk Program and is valid only for the term indicated. I also understand and agree that I will be bound by USF Startalk's regulations concerning application deadline dates and application requirements.


I certify that the information given in this application form and any additional information are complete and accurate, and I understand that to make false or fraudulent statements within any part of this application or related materials may result in dismissal of employment as a Peer Mentor. If hired, I hereby agree to abide by the USF Startalk’s Code of Conduct and the rules and regulations of the University of South Florida System.


 
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