Local Engagement Activities

NC State and the Raleigh/Triangle area both offer excellent opportunities to experience diverse cultures and global communities without leaving the area. The College of Education also hosts a variety of activities.

Celebrate World Festivals

Faculty and students are cordially invited to celebrate World Festivals with us. Find out more about upcoming holidays around the world.

To celebrate every festival, we have prepared lots of engaging cross-cultural activities and interesting explorations of cultural diversity. Traditional food samples and related activities will help you find out more about diverse cultures.

Cultural Competence Development for Educators Series

Cross-cultural mentoring series for Educators and Counselors

Session 1 : General guidance for cultural shock and stages of cultural adaptation.

Time: Tue, September 8, 12pm – 1pm

Location: POE HALL 512

As an educator/counselor, you may face cultural shock when work with their students, and also you may face some international students who need to adapt to the local culture. We will discuss how can you deal with these situations and help your students/clients.

Session 2: Cultural Identity formation in the classroom

Time: Mon, September 14, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: POE HALL 500

Students entering a different cultural educational system go through a process of adjustment.

This process is influenced by their own cultural background. Teachers and Counselors can help in the student’s adjustment process if they understand the stages of Cultural Integration. This session will describe different stages students from different cultures go through when immersed in a culturally different educational context, providing insights into helping skills for future educators and counselors.

Session 3: Counseling skills for teachers

Time: Fri, September 25, 10am – 11am

Location: POE HALL 500

Teachers have many different roles in the classroom. One of those important roles is to provide guidance to students at unexpected moments. This session will cover three specific counseling skills that can be used by teachers in the classroom.

Session 4: Applying to a U.S. University

Time: Thu, October 1, 2pm – 3pm

Location: POE HALL 500

Applying to College for graduate or undergraduate requires understanding different processes.

This session will focus on how international students can apply to study in the U.S.A. at the graduate as well as undergraduate levels.

Session 5: Addressing the needs of Asian students in the classroom: teaching and counseling

Time: Tue, October 13, 10am – 11am

Location: POE HALL 500

Chinese students are the second largest population of students in American schools. Being able to understand cultural dimensions that influence education is key in better addressing the needs of students from different cultural backgrounds.

In this session we will discuss how virtues and values influence Chinese students in the classroom providing key insights into how to address the needs of this student population.