International Cultural Leadership Project (ICLP)
The ICLP connects NC State students to international students from the SKEMA Business School in France as well as students from GTI partner schools in Brazil, China, and Taiwan. NC State student volunteers play an important and fun role in helping new and visiting international students integrate into the Wolfpack community.
Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, NC State volunteers and international students will participate in cultural and volunteer activities, workshops, and seminars together. This provides international students with invaluable opportunities to interact with NC State students, improve their English conversation, and learn more about Raleigh and U.S. culture. NC State volunteers also get a chance to expand their horizons and work on their foreign language skills. Students can also earn credit towards the Global Perspectives Certificate for successful participation in the ICLP.
Past activities have included board game nights, volunteering at the Food Bank, political campaign lectures, musical performances, cleaning up Pullen Park, playing baseball with kids from the Miracle League of the Triangle, bowling night, potluck dinners, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, helping the downtown Raleigh City Farm, attending the International Festival of Raleigh, etc.
How does it work?
ICLP participants have to earn 10 points in order to successfully complete the semester. Those points are earned through attending cultural events, community service activities, or academic lectures. The GTI also sends out a weekly newsletter that includes other events happening around campus and Raleigh that will also count as points for the ICLP. Participants will go through a Moodle orientation module at the beginning of the semester/school year and sign up for events through OrgSync. A closed Facebook group is also set up to facilitate communication among ICLP participants and SKEMA/other international students.
Moodle orientation - ICLP participants get access to a special Moodle module
Participants welcome SKEMA students at their orientation on Monday, January 6, 2014
Participants can take part in a "Building Friendships" workshop at the beginning of the semester
Participants earn points by participating in volunteer, cultural, and academic activities
A weekly newsletter is sent to all participants that includes other events which count as ICLP points
Participants get access to a closed Facebook group for the ICLP
How can I participate?
We have two types of ICLP participants. Click on each one to find out more information and fill out an application form.
*Note: you will have to use your Unity ID and password to log in.
VOLUNTEERS participate in activities, seminars, and workshops with international students.
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL members undergo training each semester in order to lead cross-cultural workshops and seminars for SKEMA students and ICLP participants. The Leadership Council is paid for each workshop they lead during the semester. Members also advise and support the GTI, help recruit and select new volunteers, and act as a resource and contact to SKEMA students throughout their semester in Raleigh. You must be a prior ICLP volunteer to apply for a Leadership Council position.