cultural & social

September International Coffee Hour

Friday, September 29, 2023
Coffee Hour - Sep 2023

Description: International Coffee Hour is a great opportunity to meet new people from around the world! The event is open to all members of the U-M community, including international and U.S. students, scholars, faculty, staff and their partners.

This event will be held in partnership with Information Technology Services (ITS) and staff from ITS will be in attendance to share resources and answer questions about technology services on campus. This month’s coffee hour will feature an ice cream bar (while supplies last). 

New Families Welcome Dinner

Saturday, January 27, 2024
Welcome New Families

Description: Welcome all new U-M student and scholar families! Join the International Center, the Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+), Michigan Caregiving and Student Parents (MCaSP) and Northwood Graduate & Family Housing for a welcome dinner at the Northwood Community Center Multipurpose Room (1000 McIntyre Drive).

Soccer with the IC

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Soccer with the IC - May 2024

Description: The IC is continuing our soccer games this summer! Now that the weather is nice again, the game will be played outdoors at Mitchell Field*.

This will be a very casual game and is meant for meeting other international students and scholars. We recommend bringing athletic clothing, cleats/gym shoes, and a water bottle.

International Undergraduate Student and Family Welcome Day

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Description: The International Center is excited to welcome new international undergraduate students and their family members to campus on August 23! This program is open to any undergraduate international student starting their studies at U-M in Fall 2023. There will also be a special session for parents who are on-campus with their student. 

IC Graduation Cap Decorating

Friday, April 21, 2023
Graduation Cap Decorating

Description: You bring your graduation cap, we'll provide the supplies! (And dessert!) 

This is a drop-in event and students can stop by whenever during the scheduled time. The IC will be providing fabric paint, jewels, ribbon and other materials that can be used to decorate the top of your graduation cap. 


Taste of Culture: Paczki Day at the IC

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Paczki Day 2024

Description: On Tuesday, February 13, 2024 many people in the state of Michigan will celebrate “Paczki Day'' (otherwise known as Fat Tuesday - the day before Ash Wednesday) by eating a jelly-filled pastry called a Paczki. Paczki  (pronounced POONCH-kee) are Polish pastries that bakeries around Michigan and the Midwest will prepare one time per year in celebration of this holiday! In other parts of the United States, Fat Tuesday is recognized by the more widely known Mardi Gras festival. 

Soul Glow: Craft & Conversation

Friday, February 17, 2023
Craft & Conversation

Description: The Soul Glow Series looks at the sacred beliefs and practices that bring us joy and inspire creativity, as well as informs our approach to justice and equity work. This series will aim to provide opportunities for students to experience joy and community with one another, as well as spaces where students can begin to imagine what a better future and world looks like.

New International Family Lunch

Sunday, February 5, 2023
 New International Families Welcome Lunch

Description: New international families: join the International Center and Northwood Resstaff for a welcome lunch at the Northwood Community Center (1000 McIntyre) on Sunday, February 5 from 12 - 1:30pm! Meet new community members and staff while also learning about resources on campus and the community! Registration is required, and food will be provided!

Register Here!

New Student Welcome Dinner

Thursday, January 12, 2023
New Student Welcome Dinner

Description: Welcome to Michigan! The International Center is excited to welcome you all to campus by hosting a dinner at South Quad Dining Hall. This is a great opportunity to meet other international students who started their programs in the Winter 2023 semester! This is an informal gathering, so just arrive anytime between 6-8pm, grab some food in the dining hall, and join us in our designated area to eat and mingle. 


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