RSO Guide: Cultura
From Bollywood to China: Cultura started with its first event, Kultura Pilipino. “It was a very extravagant gala night,” Sang Hyun Lee, the President, says. “The idea was to try to introduce Filipino culture to the foreign students here.” With the success of that initial event, others soon followed: Bollywood Night, Chinese Spring Festival, and the Enderun Academy Ball, among others. These events served as outlets – not just for celebration, but to get to know different cultures as well, thus uniting all the nationalities present. “Our parties are always filled with food, which is something everyone likes!”
It’s not just all food and fun, though – there’s a serious side to the organization, too. “In between we try to have talks and seminars,” she adds. Aside from the recent success of Ouverture, their annual welcoming party, Cultura recently held iBuild, a house building project in conjunction with Habitats for Humanity. “Through our activities, we try to make each student comfortable in relating to someone from a different race. It’s part of our industry, especially hospitality and business,” Sang explains.
YEAR FOUNDED: 2009
SCREENING PROCESS: Interview
MEMBERSHIP FEE: P500