Global Cultures Signature ProgramsWhile many programs are offered as a part of First Year at Emory, there are a number of programs that are called signature programs. These programs often involve collaboration within the Division of Campus Life, academic departments, the Office for Undergraduate Education, the Emory community, etc. The following programs have been established as signature programs for the Global Cultures FYE program.
» Celebrations of Culture
From campus speakers, organizations, and other programs, getting to know yourself and the world around you has never been easier. Join your hall mates and celebrate that culture at Emory as you learn, listen, experience and explore! Examples of previous Celebrations of Culture include: International Thanksgiving Celebration, 7 Days of Chinese New Year festivities, and the Hindu Student Association's Mock Indian Wedding.
» Fireside Chats / Cultural Conversations
Have you ever wanted the opportunity to speak with world-renowned experts on culture or the changing face of our world? Have you wondered what kind of impact Emory has on the world or what kind of impact you can have on the world? Get together with your hall mates to speak with Emory faculty, students and community members about what you see and hear. Program examples include monthly Cookies and Controversy discussions exploring relevant controversial current events, and quarterly visits from foreign embassy ambassadorial staff members.
» Informed Action
Each of us has an opportunity to leave our mark. Join your peers as you travel around the community and city and volunteer your time to create action. Projects may include working at a homeless shelters, maintaining a local park, or painting murals on hospital walls. If you have an idea for a service project, share it with us and we will work with you to make it happen! Previous projects include participating in city clean-up programs, preparing meals for cancer patients at Emory's Hope Lodge, and volunteer tutoring with elementary age children from refugee families.
» Words that Changed the World
There are those select few individuals we have all seen or heard that can change the world with what they say or write. There are others who change the world one person at a time through their thoughts and experiences. Read through the articles and the excerpts that we present to you and engage in discussions and join us for the programs stemming from these authors’ ideas. Previous programs include attending events during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 2010 Emory visit, and celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during Black History Month.