About Culture Corps
Culture Corps is a unique program at NC State University that sends members of our international population out into the Raleigh community to share information about their countries and cultures. In addition, internationals can serve as “cultural consultants” to individuals on school projects. International students/scholars visit schools (most notably elementary, middle, and high schools in the Wake County Public School System), pre-schools, businesses, civic organizations, bookstores, libraries, churches, Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts and home school networks to share on a variety of topics. Through presentations, demonstrations, question/answer, display tables (at festivals), etc., internationals are able to serve as ambassadors for their countries. Covered topics can include but are not limited to: daily life, family life, schools, holidays, arts and crafts, geography, history, government, politics, economics, impressions of U.S., music, clothes/fashion, religion, telling stories, business practices, food/cooking, basic foreign language lessons.
Past Culture Corps Events
|DATE OF EVENT||EVENT HOST|
|Thursday, May 18, 2023||Glenwood Elementary School (Culture Night)|
|Wednesday, March 15, 2023||Pisgah High School|
|Friday, March 20, 2020||Raleigh Charter High School|
|Tuesday, March 31, 2020||Forestville Road Elementary School|
|Thursday, April 16, 2020||Smith Magnet Elementary School|
|Tuesday, April 28, 2020||Briarcliff Elementary School|
OIS accepts Culture Corps requests on a rolling basis throughout the year and will recruit international volunteers based on event needs. Requests must be received at least three weeks prior to the event date for consideration.