Clemson University’s Cultural Exchange Community is a partnership between University Housing & Dining, the Gantt Center for Student Life, the Department of Languages, and the Study Abroad Office. The CEC provides a Living-Learning Community (LLC) to connect mainly undergraduate international exchange students with undergraduate students from the U.S. in on-campus apartments in Calhoun Courts on the East side of campus. Residents of the CEC are supported by two graduate Residential Cultural Assistants (RCAs). The RAs and RCAs serve the community in coordinating and facilitating cultural programs and discussions, and promoting participation in CEC programs and campus activities. The CEC connects international students with American students in campus apartments to learn about each others’ cultures through daily interaction, cultural activities, and fun trips around the area.
Programming and activities include hall meetings, community potlucks, cultural nights, international films, formal proms, hikes and trips in the area. Residents are encouraged to offer suggestions and assist in the planning and execution of these activities.
Students from more than 15 different countries resided in the CEC last year. Students from Brazil, France, Belgium, Korea, Spain, Japan, Singapore, Australia and the Netherlands enjoyed the Clemson Experience with fellow Tigers from the U.S.
“The CEC brings international students and students from the U.S. together. Students truly learn how to appreciate each other’s cultures while having a great experience living with each other on campus.” Cynthia Eyram Ofori-Dwumfuo
Size – Approximately 100 participants
Location – Calhoun Courts Apartments
Restrictions – None
Application – Yes
Fee – None
Meredith Wilson, International Programs Study Abroad Adviser