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Speaking Up in English

Monday, March 4, 2019
Speak Up in English

Description: In these sessions, we’ll work on pronunciation, vocabulary, intonation, syllable stress and speaking in social and academic settings. Each session focuses on different situations in which you might need to use specific “chunks” of English. Please choose which (or all) sessions you’d like to attend.

  • Monday, March 4: Making Small Talk
  • Monday, March 18: Expressing an Opinion
  • Monday, April 10: Asking for and Giving Advice
  • Monday, April 15: Telling a Story

Open to international scholars only.

Social Hour for International Families

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Social Hour

Description: Social Hour for International Families is intended for international families to connect with and lend support to one another. It provides a sense of community among international families affiliated with U-M.

Spouses, partners, and children of international students, scholars, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Register in advance through Sessions @ Michigan to obtain log-in details. 

Identities Abroad

Friday, January 31, 2020
SSD Identities Abroad

Description: Identities Abroad is a series of student panels, focusing on how social identities shaped/impacted their experiences working, traveling or studying abroad. Come to prepare for your own experience abroad, and meet peers who can assist you in the journey. There will also be representatives from the International Center and Center for Global and Intercultural Studies at the events if you have questions about going abroad.

RSVP here if you are interested.

International Wellness Fair

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Description: Please join us for the International Wellness Fair on February 5 from 5-7PM! The event is in the Student Activities Building Lobby, and it is open to all students, scholars, faculty and staff. We will have groups from all over campus tabling and sharing wellness resources, as well as fun wellness activities such as blast fitness classes (Zumba, Yoga, Meditation), crafting and more!

Lunch & Learn

Friday, September 24, 2021

Description: Join us virtually over lunch to discuss special topics and explore the resources available for international students and scholars. Discussions are informal and it's a great place to get your burning questions answered!

Please RSVP here.

December Graduation Open House

Friday, December 13, 2019
Graduation Open House

Description: This is an invitation-only event for international students who will graduate in December, 2019. It is intended to celebrate your achievement and contribution to the University of Michigan with International Center staff, your peer international graduating students, and families/friends.

Stop by between 3pm-4pm to enjoy light refreshments and receive giveaways. Register Here.

Let’s Chat

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Lets Chat

Description: This is an invitation-only event for international students who will graduate in December, 2018. It offers those students an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishment, share the experiences they have had at U-M, and chat with each other about life after graduation.

Maintaining Your Car

Friday, November 22, 2019
Maintain Your Car

Description: After you have bought your car, keeping up on maintenance will help your car last longer. This workshop will give you a sample Car Inspection Checklist and an overview of automobile mechanics to help you understand the purpose for each checklist item as well as when you should get an oil change, tune-ups, brakes checked, etc. Get ready to talk "car talk"!

Register Here

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