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Intercultural Living Community Program

The Intercultural Living Community Program (ILCP) is a unique living-learning community at Saint Mary's College. Open to all Saint Mary’s students, this community is distinctive because both international and American students help create the environment together instead of being two separate living-learning entities. Housed on the fourth floor of Regina Hall, some goals of the Intercultural Living Community Program are to build a communal atmosphere where students are encouraged to express themselves, engage in cross cultural communication, develop new relationships, and learn about cultures other than their own. This is done by constructing a welcoming, communicative setting where students are accepted and appreciated and by engaging in educational and social activities that broaden and challenge perspectives.

Why did you choose to live on the intercultural floor? 

I chose to live on the Intercultural floor because I wanted to learn from people of different backgrounds. My neighbor Wenwen, an international student from China, changed a lot of misconceptions and stereotypes I had been taught in high school about China. As an Arab Muslim American, I was able to challenge her thinking about Middle Eastern people as well, in contrast to the negative images portrayed in the media.  So we were able to understand one another better and appreciate each others cultures.

 

Are you interested in joining ILCP activities?  Check out the list of events below:

ILCP Upcoming Events

ILCP Friday Lunches (every Friday)

Meet at the DH at noon.  Once a month we will have a special guest speaker starting November 2nd.  Catered desserts will be provided.

October 9, Tuesday
Join the Al Zahra Club in celebrating and learning about Ramadan.  Talk co-sponsored at 6:30, 1st Floor of the Library.

October 10, Wednesday

If students would like to fast the next day, they can join in from dawn to dusk and share a meal at the local Mosque.  We will take a car to the mosque at 7:15 p.m., leaving from Regina Hall.

October 29 - November 3
Student designed project on Bulgaria.

October 29 - November 10

Student designed project on Peace in Burma.

November 9 - 5:00 p.m. - Regina North Lounge

Peruvian Dinner and Presentation.

November 13

ILCP Open House - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Regina North, 4th Floor

November 18 - 5:00 p.m. - Regina North Lounge

A Polish Dinner and discussion.

November 26 - December 1

Student designed project on Cookies and Carols.

December 1, Saturday

Amish Country Trip.  Learn about the Mennonite tradition, learn to cook Amish gourmet, join in the largest flea market in northern Indiana.  Leaving from Regina Hall 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 2 - 7

Student designed project on A Cultural Christmas.

 

ILCP Photo Gallery



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