Annual Culture Shock

The Marshall University World Council and the Office of Intercultural Affairs is dedicated to offering stimulating intercultural learning experiences so that we can grow and learn from one another. We are now preparing for our Third Culture Shock program. Last year’s program was simply extraordinary!
Culture Shock is an enlightening interactive experience that will enable people to grow and learn from the social and cultural experiences of others. We intend to showcase this lively “talk show” on campus to students, faculty and the community on Wednesday, April 8th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Memorial Student Center, Shawkey Dining Room. Our talk show host is the Carmen Mitzi-Sinnott, renowned performing artist.

World Council is now seeking interesting, culturally diverse stories from 4-6 students that may have strong educational or multicultural awareness value to others. If selected, you will be asked to do a 2-3 minute presentation of your real life story during the program. We will provide details for your preparation.

If selected as a Culture Shock participant, you will:

  • Present your cultural experiences on our talk show stage
  • Participate in an interactive program, responding to cultural and diversity related questions from the audience pertaining to your personal experience
  • Interact and have discussions with other speakers and the audience for the best learning experience possible.

We are now accepting submissions through March 16th. If interested in being a presenter, please complete the form below. For questions: contact Sana Ghori at

Culture Shock Presenters Entry Form

Contact Us

Maurice R. Cooley, VP

Intercultural Affairs and Student Affairs
107 Old Main
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Telephone: 304-696-4677
Facsimile: 304-696-4647