University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Culture Corps

About the Culture Corps Program
Information for students

What is Culture Corps?

Culture Corps is a program focused on international students developing projects and initiatives that bring global perspectives to the University of Minnesota campus. International students receive monetary awards based on the time investment, resources committed and impact of the project.

What skills will I gain by doing a Culture Corps project?

  • Time management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Networking skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Cross-cultural communication skills

Who is eligible?

All international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa enrolled full time at the UMN are eligible to apply.

How do I start?

Attend an information session and review the “How to Apply” guidelines

What do others say about their Culture Corps experience?

Thank you for this opportunity. This project has been wonderful for me, in many senses. I wish more universities all over the world could develop similar projects, to invest in their students. I wish I could do it again next semester.

The main skill I learned from this project was networking. And I realized how important that was, especially in a university setting, which works much like the professional career world.

I think Culture Corps has helped me learn how to be more confident when giving out information and also challenged me on creativity in order to capture the audience’s attention.


International Students: Review our information about How to Apply or contact
UMN Faculty, Staff, and Departments: Review our Information for Staff and Faculty