Friday, March 19, 2021
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What is MEAL @ Michigan?

MEAL @ Michigan is an opportunity for U-M faculty and staff to host international students at their home for dinner. In 2020-2021, due to COVID-19 safety measures, MEAL @ Michigan will be moving virtual! While hosts do not need to provide dinner this year, we still think this program is a great opportunity for cross-cultural exchange between international students and faculty/staff. 

For questions regarding MEAL @ Michigan, contact Kelly Wagner at

Summer Birthday Celebrations

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Birthday Celebrations

Description: Happy Birthday to all international students and scholars celebrating summer birthdays!

While we can’t bring people together in person, we’re bringing our monthly Birthday Celebrations to Zoom! Join us to celebrate monthly Birthdays with international students and scholars across the globe!

Don’t have a birthday this summer? No problem. As always, our Birthday Celebrations are open to all!

Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 19, 2022
Ice Cream

Location: Michigan League Garden (Koessler Room if raining)

Description: Join us to cool off with ice cream and interact with staff from the International Center and the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS)! This is a great opportunity to ask staff questions and get to know other international students!

If it rains, the location will be moved to the Koessler room of the League.

Peace Corps & optiMize Mentor Event

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Description: During this event, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will serve as mentors to their optiMize undergraduate Social Innovatoin Challenge teams. Student teams will present their project ideas and mentors will provide advice, support, and feedback to teams on challenges they may face in their social impact project. RPCVs will have the opportunity to share about their service experience and do some interactive role-playing with student teams about challenges they will face when doing social engagement work in communities around the world.

How to Professionally Market Your Volunteer Service: A Training with U-M Head Peace Corps Recruiter Martha Fedorowicz

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Description: During this training, participants will learn how to put their volunteer and international service experiences into resumes, cover letters, and motivation statements which can be used to apply for jobs in the public and non-profit sectors and for post-graduate service opportunities. Participants will also hear about what it is like to serve in the Peace Corps, how to prepare yourself for international service work as an undergraduate, and things to consider when doing service work when you are an outsider in that community.

Friday Forum at the International Center

Friday, October 30, 2020

Description: IC advisors will provide updates on any changes to immigration regulations, guidance, or procedures that affect F-1 and J-1 exchange visitors. They will also answer questions about a number of topics in the news, including the proposed rule changes to “duration of status” and H-1B status, nonimmigrant visa processing, and OPT.

Click on the individual sessions below to join each session (U-M authentication is required):

Intentions, Insights, and Impacts: a View into Post-Graduate Service

Monday, March 20, 2017
Ginsberg Post-Grad

Description: Are you thinking about what it means to ethically serve a community? Are you concerned that your service will make a negative impact on the community that you serve or that your project will not be sustainable? During this event, alumni speakers from AmeriCorps, City Year, the Michigan College Advising Corps, and the Peace Corps will discuss what it means to "ethically" serve a community and things to consider when pursuing service opportunities.


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