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Proposal

CultureFest 2022 - Pre-event Planning

15 hours


Supervisor: Yiliu Yang
Beginning date:
2022-02-01
Ending Date:
2022-05-01

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer This project is looking for UW-Eau Claire students to help with CultureFest, formerly known as the International Folk Fair. The CultureFest is hosted by the Center for International Education and is an annual event which brings together different campus and community groups to share their culture. It will take place on Sunday April 24, 2022. This year we don’t have specific theme because it is all about culture. Groups will showcase their culture through interactive online activities such as presentations, performances, demonstrations and games. Student volunteers are expected to help with pre-event planning, set-up for the event booth on campus, help groups, online event organization, and other duties as assigned. Volunteers must be available for week before and during the event week.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (UWEC) prepares its students for a diverse world, provides international learning experiences, and expects its graduates to attain intellectual, personal, cultural, and social competencies. In support of this goal, the Center for International Education (CIE) plays a vital role in providing high quality international programs and international support services to the University community. It supports campus internationalization initiatives and advocates for intercultural competency and lifelong inquiry.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Students must have good interpersonal and communication skills. Students must display competence in good customer service because they will be interacting with many guests over the weekend. They must enjoy working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Teamwork is paramount. A sense of responsibility, motivated team player and self-starter is desired. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and be physically able to lift objects.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Problem-solving skills: Students must take responsibility, and engage in critical thinking and problem-solving skills as unexpected issues may occur throughout the weekend. Enhanced communication and teamwork: Students must work as a cohesive and dynamic volunteer team, while assisting the needs of guests and participants. Building Confidence: Throughout the weekend, students will be confronted with issues where they will have to take responsibility to come up with a solution. This self-reliance will help students build confidence within themselves and their problem-solving abilities. Respect for diversity: Students will develop knowledge for living in a globally interdependent world, through interaction with the different participating cultural groups.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Volunteers must be available before and during event the week.15 hours will be completed for the pre-event event planning.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Please note you will need to find a mentor for this project as the supervisor cannot fulfill that role. Students typically utilize a favorite professor or their advisor, if they are agreeable. Your mentor and you will decide together what reflection activity will be required in order to complete your service learning. Some past examples include reflection papers, journals, PowerPoint presentation, etc. Please contact the supervisor for this project if you have further questions regarding the program or how to start the process or our Planning Intern at INTLED62@uwec.edu or search CultureFest in the email address box.