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Multicultural Affairs and International Student Programs

Hood College maintains a vital community that is enriched and energized as it responds to the intellectual, professional and personal goals of individual students of diverse races, ethnicities and ages. Hood College values diversity and is committed to fostering and supporting a culture that celebrates multi-culturalism.

The Office of Multicultural and International Affairs is committed to developing and maintaining a culturally inclusive and supportive campus environment that promotes and enhances the academic excellence, personal growth and leadership development of multicultural and international students.

Multicultural Affairs and International Student Programs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Programs (OMA & ISP) offers services and programs to help students transition to their new surroundings, support academic and personal goals and understand cultural adjustment issues.

The services provided by the office include diversity training for all new incoming students, immigration advising for international students in accordance with the regulations set forth by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), host family placements, multicultural and international buddies and cross cultural activities.

Programs are planned that enhance a broader understanding of cultural and ethnic issues. The Hood College community is encouraged to take an active role in raising awareness about domestic and international concerns. Some of the traditional programs include the International Cultural Show, International Festival, heritage month celebrations, Special Recognition Awards Ceremony and off-campus trips.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Programs also supports many of the programming efforts of multicultural student organizations, such as the International Club; Black Student Union; La Union Latina; Muslim Student Union; Jewish Student Union; Hood African Student Union; and Tolerance, Education and Acceptance.

Download International Student Handbook.

For further information please contact: The Office of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Programs at 301-696-3799.