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Culture In A Suitcase

“We enjoyed the Culture in a Suitcase program so much! The students loved learning about the different cultures and had fun doing it.”

--a school administrator

IWA’s Culture in a Suitcase program seeks to raise cross-cultural awareness among students in the Chicago Public Schools system. In an effort to promote better understanding among cultures, IWA members share their individual cultures with students in the classroom. Presently, members travel to two schools, Swift and Ogden International. IWA hopes to expand this highly sought program to other schools throughout the city.

We encourage not only members who are foreign-born, but also members who may have lived in another country to share their life experiences with students. A member can team up with another member from her culture to present a program. It is a rewarding experience to share one’s culture with these eager children—whose thanks are profuse.


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