cultural & social

IC/MLC Summer BBQ

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Summer BBQ

Location: New Shelter, Island Park (1450 Island Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105)

Description: Going to a barbecue (BBQ) is an American summer tradition. It is common to have BBQs for birthdays, high school/college graduations, and other large celebrations. Come celebrate summer in Ann Arbor with a BBQ at Island Park! There will be American BBQ food (vegetarian options will be available) and typical BBQ games to play, such as American football.

CANCELLED - Exploring Culture & Respectful Community Engagement

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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:

  • Understanding and dealing with culture shock in your host country and reverse culture shock after returning back home.
  • Navigating your social identities abroad.
  • Entering and exiting your community respectfully.
  • Ethical photography and social media considerations.

This workshop is open to all students!

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
2022 MLK

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.

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