Chinese/American Language & Culture Organization (CALCO)
CALCO is a student organization at the University of Houston. We collaborate with and support the Chinese Studies Program. Our faculty advisor is Professor Jing Zhang. Our membership includes but is not limited to students who take courses offered by the Chinese Studies Program
CALCO has organized and coordinated a variety of events and activities such as ethnic festival celebrations, culture events, lecture series, and a language partner program in the past decade. We will continue to do so to promote and increase the understanding of the Chinese language, culture, and history.
CALCO’s current officers:
- President: Sarah Beard
- Vice President: Victoria Diano
- Secretary: Quinsha Elliott
- Historian: Lauren O'neal
- Treasurer: Jessica Barroso
- Events Coordinator: Michelle Lam
Our goal is to promote interest in the German language and culture through activities such as bi-weekly meetings, special field trips, guest speakers, informal gatherings and German tv and movie viewing parties. Enrollment in German courses at UH is not required, and you don't have to be able to speak German -- anyone with an interest is welcome to join! After the brief business portion of each meeting those who want to can stay and chat auf Deutsch! Learn more
Japanese Culture Club
The Japanese Culture and Language Association is a student organization at the University of Houston. The JCLA is dedicated to the study, discussion, and promotion of Japanese language and culture." We like to talk about anything from history to modern fashion trends, and as the current officers have all taken Japanese, we provide small lessons and assistance with the Japanese language. We like to have traditional/modern craft workshops for members, and occasional group outings to Japanese restaurants.
We also have a Facebook group, where we post information on the club activities and various Japanese cultural tidbits. https://www.facebook.com/groups/uhjcla/