cultural & social
Description: Join the International Center for an afternoon of painting as we follow along with videos of the American icon, Bob Ross! Space and materials are limited so RSVP early!
This event is open to both international students and scholars.
Description: During your international experience this summer, you will likely be exploring a new culture and engaging with a new community. This workshop will cover a range of topics, including:
- Navigating your social identities abroad.
- Entering and exiting your community respectfully.
- Ethical photography and social media considerations.
This workshop is open to all students!
Description: Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the International Center! Grab some holiday-inspired treats and maybe learn a thing or two about Irish-American culture.
Register here if you plan to stop by so that we know how many treats to prepare!
Description: Curious about dating in the United States? Not sure what the cultural norms and what traditions are common? Come hear from IC Peer Advisors about dating in the U.S. and their advice for approaching a potential date safely and respectfully.
Description: The International Center Student Council (ICSC) will be hosting an International Board Game Night on February 19th, from 6-9PM in the Wolverine room in the Union. Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to board games? Think again! Come join us for an evening of intercultural fun where you have an opportunity to learn about board games in other cultures that you have never played before! Bring out your competitive spirits by engaging in tournaments with your friends. And yes, there will be prizes for the winners :)
Description: Is this your first time experiencing a cold winter and snow? Or, maybe this is not your first winter in Michigan, but you would still like to hear from locals on how to be more comfortable during the winter months. In this session, we will give you some tips on how to prepare for a Michigan winter, including what to wear, how to be safe getting around Ann Arbor, what activities you can do, and more!
This event is co-sponsored by the International Center and Rackham Student Government (RSG).
Description: Happy Birthday to international students and scholars with birthdays during the month of February!
Students and scholars with Birthdays during the months of January and February are invited to stop by the International Center to pick up a donut and coffee during our monthly “Birthday Brunch.” This is a grab-and-go event.
Register: So that we know how many treats to get, please register here if you plan to stop by!
Description: To help you prepare for your arrival to campus, the IC will offer two Question & Answer (Q&A) sessions hosted by current international students and they can answer questions you have about life at U-M and Ann Arbor!
Please note that because the Q&A sessions are presented by students, immigration questions will not be addressed during these events.
Description: Looking for a place to connect with others and de-stress as you prepare for finals? Come to our December Study Break! We will provide a hot chocolate bar, snacks, and a place to chat with other international students and scholars. Enjoy a much needed break before the final stretch of the semester!