Cultural Companions

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Cultural Companions is a leadership program to support our incoming international student population while providing an opportunity for cultural discovery for domestic students. The Honors College looks for domestic students to apply to be a companion to a first-year international student. Taking concepts from the International Programs office, these companion pairs will meet one-on-one at least once a month in the first academic year and attend one of the two social “Mixers” put on by the Honors College. Through Cultural Companions students create meaningful friendships spanning across cultural barriers to come together as one community in the Honors College.



Expectations

Domestic Cultural Companions are expected to:

  • Attend mandatory domestic student cultural training session and Pairing Party
  • Attend at least two social Mixers with your international companion
  • Meet at least once a month for one-on-one interactions with your companion (coffee, ice cream, lunch, studying, going to gym, attending an event on campus)
  • Complete follow-up reflection at the end of the academic year

Requirements

For more information about this group and available positions contact: Sashaun Wood sashaunwood@purdue.edu