Spring 2022 ILO

Integrated Language Options (ILOs) constitute the core elements of the RCAH Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum Program. ILOs provide language immersion opportunities for students. In an ILO, students use the language to collaborate with each other and their language fellow on a semester-long project.


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Title: Ojibwe Influences in Michigan

Description: Common spaces, places, landmarks whose names are derived from Ojibwe language or people.

Participants: Chase Jerome-Davis with Language Fellow, Angie Sanchez


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Title: "Change Me"

Description: "Change me," composed by Krishen Patel with lyrics by Kamya Harrison, is a song about learning to embrace who you are, even when others make fun of the things that make you who you are. It was inspired by the similar life experiences of the composer and the lyricist and the search for an accepting community that led them to the same places. It was also inspired by the movies and genres of music observed in the Hindi ILO, “GullyBoys” in particular, and how desi music and the subculture behind it allowed the main character Murad Ahmed to find acceptance for his creativity, chosen path, and background.

Participants: Kamya Harison and Krishen Patel with Language Fellow  Amit Sharma


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Title: 우리의 김밥 황금레시피 

Description: Korean ILO students come together to make a traditional vegetarian kimbap. The project includes a recipe book with cultural fun facts around kimbap, time-lapse video of the process, and a chance for people to experience a truly authentic Korean dish.  

Participants: Nya Todd, Kinsey Skjold and Audrey Rauscher with Language Fellow, Ezgi Ulusoy


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Title: Música y Bailes de América Central y del Sur

Description: The project is a poster board showing the different Central and South American cultures we have learned about. It focuses on the traditional music genres and dances of Mexico, Argentina and Perú. Included as part of the project is a video performance of a popular Mexican mariachi song called “Las Mañanitas”. 

Participants: Ryan Newcomb with Language Fellow, Marisol Masso