International students--apply to Culture Corps for event & activity grants on campus

One of the ways UMN ISSS helps international students become more active on campus is through the Culture Corps Program. International students can provide unique perspectives and new insights to enrich cross-cultural understanding at the University of Minnesota. The Culture Corps Program provides monetary awards to international students willing to share their experiences.

Culture Corps was created in 1998 by Dr. Mohammed Bari to provide international students the opportunity to share their cultural experiences and their knowledge with the University of Minnesota campus community.

How to Apply  Information for students
Culture Corps Application Process

Step 1 Attend an information session. (If you missed the info session, please proceed to step 2)

Step 2 Contact the program coordinator at to arrange a meeting. During the meeting the program coordinator will talk to you about your project ideas, the application process and program requirements

Step 3 Develop an idea for a project.

Step 4 Fill out and submit the Culture Corps application for formal review by a committee. You will be notified by email of the committee’s decision.

Step 5 Your monetary award is processed. One Stop student services will email you when your monetary award is placed into your student account.

Please note:
1. Your award will be placed into your student account, and you will have access to it there.
2. If you have an outstanding balance the money will go toward that balance.

International Students: Review our information about How to Apply or contact

UMN Faculty: Contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir, Director of Intercultural Education, at or 6-4799

UMN Staff/Departments: Contact Marina Uehara, Program Coordinator for Student Engagement, at or 4-7381
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