Family Support

Spouse’s International Cultural Exchange (SpICE) Program

The Spouse’s International Cultural Exchange (SpICE) Program is a loose-knit, all-volunteer organization that allows members of NDU’s International Community the opportunity for social interaction with each other and Americans in a supportive, non-threatening environment. The purpose of the group is to learn a little bit about one another, make friends, and have fun.

When & Where

We meet from September through April on Thursday mornings 10:00 – 12:00 noon at the LTG (R) Richard Chilcoat International Student Center, room number 154 in George C. Marshall Hall. Meetings are held in an informal and relaxed manner. Dress is casual. Advance notice will be given for special on and off site activities.

Who Qualifies?

Participation is strictly voluntary and is open to family members of NDU’s International Community, as well as Americans recruited from NDU Spouse Clubs, Faculty and Staff.

An Interactive Agenda

The SpICE Program offers people from very diverse backgrounds and cultures the opportunity to learn from and about one another through general conversation, various team building exercises, and other forms of cross cultural exchange. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about each other’s families, countries, customs, dress, foods, holiday traditions and so forth. This two-way conduit of open communication is based on mutual respect, honesty, trust, camaraderie and friendship. The SpICE Program is NOT an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program.