What makes you YOU? The Cultural Crossroads community can help you discover your passions and common interests while learning more about the world around you.

Expand your sights, open your mind, and discover everyday existence as a global citizen through the exploration of culture, language, and lifestyle—an inclusive community where the whole person is valued. Students will deepen their capacity for learning and understanding shared values, social practices, and expressions.

 

LEARN WHERE YOU LIVE

Here students have the opportunity to engage with live-in staff and faculty—academically, socially, and personally. Engaging in a diverse array of programming enables them to explore connections among the typical ways of life of an individual, group, or culture on a regional, national, and international scale.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Here students design their own adventure and dive deeper into their passions and skill development around culture, language, and lifestyle. Through special guest lectures, language tutors, seminars, workshops, social gatherings, and access to both on- and off-campus performances, exhibits, and speakers, students carve their own path of exploration.

EVENTS

Just a few of the great programs you can find here:

  • No English Food Truck
  • Study Abroad: A Student’s Perspective Workshops
  • Tutoring by Student Leaders
  • Rhythm and Brews Coffeehouse
  • LGBTQA Queer Prom
  • Multi-Cultural Fashion Show
  • Tool and Skill-Building Workshops (Led by students and staff, they help students build leadership and professional interests.)

RETURNER EXPERIENCE (2019-2020)

Cultural Crossroads returners (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) live together in one of more than 30 student-led Enhanced Experiences, each located within a themed village. Returning students should apply to as many Enhanced Experiences as they'd like (we recommend at least five)!

2019-2020 Enhanced Experiences

 

Locations: Austin; Living/Learning A, B, C, E; Marsh, Tupper

Please check your housing contract for more specific location information.

MEET OUR STAFF AND FACULTY

Kimberly SpringerKimberly Springer
Area Coordinator
ksspring@uvm.edu

 

Erin Baker
Program Director
ebaker@uvm.edu

 

Liv NumaLiv Numa
Program Coordinator
onuma@uvm.edu

 

Andres PalacioAndrés Palacio
Program Coordinator
apalaci1@uvm.edu

 

Emily ManettaEmily Manetta
Faculty Co-Director
emanetta@uvm.edu

 

Kyle IkedaKyle Ikeda
Faculty Co-Director
kikeda@uvm.edu

 

Patrick BrownPatrick Brown
Faculty in Residence
pnbrown@uvm.edu

 


What excites us about Cultural Crossroads? Our students! Their drive, commitment and vision form the lifeblood of our community. This is the beauty of student-designed programs–they work because the students who build them from the ground up are invested, passionate, and eager to share and EXPAND their vision by working side-by-side with other students, faculty, staff, and community partners. The opportunity to witness and support their creative processes on such a scale (i.e. the Living/Learning model) is awe-inspiring!