Every year at the University of Maryland (UMD), the office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month Festival. Upon our arrival, we were met by the MICA coordinator and several University of Maryland Hispanic undergraduate students. The coordinator informed our students about MICA and its purpose. An admissions representative then spoke to the students about the admissions process. The following Q and A session allowed CCP studentsto learn more about life as a Hispanic student at UMD and the ways that college could impact their future.
After the Q and A session both groups of students went to the Nymburu Cultural Center, where the CCP students met representatives from various organizations, including the Latino fraternity, Gamma Phi Sigma Hermanos Unidos, and the Latina Sorority, Lambda Theta Alpha. The students also participated in a trivia contest, where they were tested on their knowledge of Hispanic culture. Before leaving, the students participated in the folkloric dance performances representative of various Hispanic nationalities. The students showed moves that were traditional to their country.