Intercultural Student Programs
The Intercultural Student Programs Office exists to enhance Houghton's goal of becoming a globally engaged community by providing cross-cultural experiences, diverse student programs, and culturally educational activities for Houghton students and community. Activities often include trips to cross cultural churches, culture nights in The Coffee House, coffeehouses, heritage celebrations, panel discussions, and other cultural activities.
One of the primary goals of the Intercultural Student Programs Office is to work closely with our international students, third culture kids (TCKs), and underrepresented students in order to make sure they have a successful and enjoyable Houghton experience. It is our desire to serve these intercultural students by anticipating their unique needs, serving as an advocate and a resource around campus, being a place of support and encouragement, planning fun and useful activities, and providing any other missing links. Some important activities and events that Intercultural Student Programs coordinates for these students includes the Orientation Program, the Host Family Program, help getting a New York state driver's license, visa assistance, and other activities.