cultural & social

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

CANCELLED - International Student Lunch Conversation

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Description: The International Student Lunch Conversation is a casual time and space for international students to make friends, eat food, and talk about how it is to be an international student in the U.S. and at the University of Michigan. The group will address a specific topic each time, such as adjusting to the U.S., getting to know American culture, and dealing with academic stress, but is also open for students to bring their own topic.

American Football 101

Saturday, October 8, 2016
American Football

Description: American football is popular amongst sports fans in the United States. The University of Michigan 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.

During the program, you will learn some basic rules about American football game, enjoy food, and watch the first half of the game (UM vs Rutgers starts at 7pm) on the screen with other international students.

Social Hour for International Families

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
International Families

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.

No registration is necessary. Spouses, partners and children of international students, scholars, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hail and Hello Networking Workshop and Reception for International Students

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Description: Understanding how to "network" (meet and connect with people) is useful if you want to build professional relationships.  At this event, we will walk you through the art of networking and demonstrate the skills you need to do it well. Then, you will practice in a comfortable reception environment with Michigan alumni who want to help you succeed in using your networking skills. 


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