The Cultural Attaché Program helps connect international Grinnellians with the local Grinnell community through its local schools and community venues in order to facilitate authentic cultural exchange. It invites international students to share things and topics they love from home while also allowing members of the Grinnell community to welcome international students into new environments. Cultural attachés have visited local spaces like school classrooms, the Grinnell Arts Center, and the Mayflower Community, with almost 25 international students from 10+ countries sharing their culture in unique and fun ways. These attachés have shared anything from food to music, politics to sports, and language to pop culture. In this work, the Cultural Attaché Program hopes to make the world a bit smaller, a bit smarter, and a bit kinder.
Any appropriate cultural topic is welcomed! If you are a Grinnell international student interested in becoming a cultural attaché, please fill out the form below. Please email Emily Perry or OISA with any questions.