cultural & social

Ice Skating at Yost

Sunday, February 11, 2024
Ice Skating at Yost

Location: Yost Ice Arena (1116 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Description: The International Center is hosting an open skating event at Yost Ice Arena! This event is free to students and includes your skate rental at the Arena.  Join other students for this social event and test your skills on the ice!

Please RSVP here.

Dangerous English

Friday, March 24, 2017
Dangerous English

Description: Do you feel anxious when you are speaking to native English speakers because you do not know which words or phrases are offensive or "politically incorrect"? We will cover some common "dangerous" English words or phrases. We will talk about when to use and when not to use certain words, "dangerous" pronunciation of words, common double meanings of words, as well as the meanings of some non-verbal gestures.

This workshop is cosponsored by the International Center and Munger Graduate Residences.

Understanding Cultural Norms to Avoid Social Mistakes in the U.S.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Cultural Norms

Description: Each culture has norms established that are usually unwritten and may be unclear to people who are new to that culture. Part of adjusting to a new country is learning about what to do and what not to do in social situations. This interactive workshop will highlight 10 common U.S. cultural norms and expected behaviors that could save you from discomfort or embarrassment later.

Exploring Spiritual Communities

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Exploring Spiritual Communities

Description: The Ann Arbor area and Southeast Michigan are home to a great diversity of religious communities from many traditions. Exploring Spiritual Communities is a great opportunity for international students and scholars to learn about several different religious communities and to visit their places of worship.

Registration and Questions: If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact Jessica Greenfield at [email protected]

American Football 101

Friday, September 15, 2023
American Football 101

Description: American football is a very popular sport in the U.S. U-M has one of the oldest football programs in the country and is home to Michigan Stadium (nicknamed “The Big House”). Many college students like to spend Saturdays watching college football, and attending on-campus sporting events is one way to show school spirit.

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