Quo Vadis

Notice

The Nationalty Rooms will not be decorated for the 2021 Holiday Season given that tours will end on December 15 and will not reopen again until mid-January. The Holiday Open House will take place online from December 5th through the 12th. Please look under the Events menu to view the calendar of events for the week.

What is Quo Vadis?

Founded in 1944, Quo Vadis is a student club devoted to providing in-person tours of the Nationality Rooms to the wide variety of guests. Every year members of Quo Vadis interact with over 12,000 visitors who have arranged in-person, guided group tours. Guides are trained to present factual information about all thirty one Nationality Rooms and to approach their interpretations of the Rooms with their own creative inspiration. Guides, therefore, are drawn from a wide swath of academic backgrounds, with some being linguistics majors, some being engineers, chemistry students, or business students. All have a great interest in the interaction between history and cultural expression in many forms and have a devotion to sharing their excitement about the Nationality Rooms. 

Quo Vadis provides experiential professional learning in museum interpretation, educational programming, visitor services, public speaking, and intercultural learning.

The following video is Quo Vadis guides making jezyks from paper 96 pointed stars derived from Polish tradition. This ornament is strung, ready to hang. The creation of jezyks is the main club fundraiser for Quo Vadis, enabling them to hold club educational meetings and club travel to visit museums and embassies.