Multicultural Immersion Program (MIP)

Multicultural Immersion Program (MIP)

The Multicultural Immersion Program (MIP) promotes intercultural dialogue and seeks to promote mental health among marginalized communities. The internship component has peer educators who are passionate about social justice and facilitate workshops that help promote mental health, particularly for students who have had felt oppression in the past.

Request a Film or Workshop

To request a film or workshop, please complete one of the following:

  1. Fill out a request for a program using this Google Form, or
  2. Fill out a workshop request form (.doc) and email the completed form to

To ensure that a well-organized and quality workshop is delivered, workshops should be requested at least two weeks in advance.

MIP Film Discussions

Film showings include viewing preferably the entire film and facilitating a discussion after. Below are the most requested films, however MIP does accept requests to assist in facilitating dialogue groups for a film of your selection as long as it is consistent with the MIP mission statement.

  • Real Women have Curves: Story of a first-generation Mexican American young woman torn between accepting a full scholarship to Columbia University or following her parents' wishes that she stay in East Los Angeles and work for the family.
  • True Colors: 20/20 special that documents the effects of racism and discrimination as it follows the experience of two men, one African American and one Caucasian, as they go about looking for housing, buying a car, and other life tasks.
  • The Color of Fear: Facilitated by Lee Mun Wah, a diverse group of 8 men candidly discuss their experiences and frustrations related to race relations.
  • Last Chance for Eden: Also produced by Lee Mun Wah, 8 men and women from various ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations seek to understand themselves, each other, and the dynamics of living in a diverse society.
  • The Way Home: Eight ethnic councils of women share their experiences of race, gender, ethnicity, relationships, and sexuality.

MIP Workshops

MIP workshops focus on wellness, race relations, intercultural communication, and the appreciation and promotion of cultural pluralism and unity. MIP Interns believe that when individuals are provided a safe and inviting environment to learn new information and engage with each other about their reactions and personal experiences, they become empowered to make positive changes in their lives and that of their communities. Below is a partial list of workshops, however workshops can be altered to meet your needs, including full-day workshops. Typical length of a workshop varies from 1 to 3 hours.

  • Parents Just Don't Understand: Intergenerational conflict
  • The Revolution Will Not be E-Mailed: Self-Care Strategies for Activists
  • MOSAIC: My Original Self And Identities in Context
  • Who's Got Your Back?: Finding Connection and Community
  • Who's Got Your Back II: Interracial Dating
  • Trading Spaces: Navigating Your Way from Home to UC Davis
  • How Clean Do You Want Your Apartment To Be?: Preparing to Live Off-Campus
  • Social Justice 101