Developing a Project
The possibilities for a Culture Corps project are limited only by your imagination! Be creative and try to find a way to match your interests with your skills and strengths. The most successful projects come from students who are excited and enthusiastic about an idea or topic. Culture Corps staff can help you develop your ideas into a practical and manageable project.
Note to Faculty:
Students often design their own projects; however, Culture Corps staff can help connect faculty with students who can address and enhance course curriculum on specific topics. There is no cost to the faculty or department for participating; students are paid a stipend through Culture Corps. See more information ...
The following are examples of some typical Culture Corps projects. Don’t limit yourself to these! Think creatively and have fun!
- Is there a topic that you are especially interested in? You could create a lecture series that features different speakers on the same topic. Students in the past have created lecture series on topics such as the Asian technology boom, South African issues, global sustainability, cross-cultural teaching and education practices, and more.
- Have you noticed that people on campus do not know much about your country? You can change that by organizing presentations about your country and culture.
- Are you a movie buff? How about offering a series of films from your home country or region? Past movie series have featured Japanese movies, Chinese movies, Indian movies, African movies, and Asian movies.
- Do you know a special dance style from your culture? Past dance lessons have included salsa, flamenco, belly-dancing, and Korean mask dancing.
- Do you want to practice English and teach someone else your language at the same time? You could organize a language exchange! You could students meet in a coffee shop and talk in your own language with those who are learning your language.
- Does the University teach courses in your native language? Contact the teacher and offer your help.