Student & Scholar Workshops

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Description: Anna Eddy from the U-M English Language Institute (ELI) invites you to a Zoom conversation to learn about ELI courses and other resources to support graduate students who speak English as an additional language.

ELI offers credit-bearing academic English courses (free to full-time students) to support...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Description: Making small talk is one of the most challenging types of speaking to master in a second language. In this workshop, we will explore conversation topics, turn-taking strategies, active listening, and sources for sample conversations. We will consider different varieties of small talk in common graduate student contexts, such as getting to know classmates or...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Description: This workshop will answer questions about starting a bank account, writing a U.S. check, using your bank account, keeping track of your money, protecting yourself from “identity theft,” ongoing financial issues, and different kinds of banks and accounts. 

This workshop is co-sponsored by PNC Bank.

This session is being offered as part of...

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Description: Gain insight into the resources and services available at the library and learn strategies for efficiently finding information for your research projects. 

Join a U-M Librarian as the questions below are explored:

  • How can I access library resources remotely or in person?
  • What kind of technology help can I get at the library?
  • ...
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Monday, August 16, 2021

Description: Every country has norms for what is acceptable and unacceptable, and similarly for what is legal and illegal in that particular country. This session will offer important information on what is and is not permitted in the United States. Learn this information now; don’t risk being embarrassed, or even fined or arrested! 

The session will also include a...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Description: This presentation will cover detailed information about how to use the University's required health insurance (the International Student/Scholar Health Insurance Plan). You'll learn how and where to obtain medical treatment if you need it and how to avoid unnecessary expenses by understanding how this health insurance works....

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Description: Are you new to driving in the United States? Driving conditions and customs may be different than what you are used to in your home country. This workshop will provide information to help you prepare for driving in the U.S., including driving tips, driving etiquette, and important skills to keep you safe on the roads in good and bad weather.

This workshop...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Description: Gain insight into the resources and services available at the library and learn strategies for efficiently finding information for your research projects. 

Join a U-M Librarian as the questions below are explored:

  • How can I access library resources remotely or in person?
  • What kind of technology help can I get at the library?
  • ...
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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Description: The psychologists at the Counseling and Psychological Services will explain what stress is, discuss stressful experiences that international students may go through, talk about mental health and how to get help​,​ and provide ​tools to manage stress.

This workshop is co-sponsored by Counseling and...

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Description: Have you ever struggled to write important email messages? Have you ever wondered whether your email messages hit the right tone and reflect the professional persona you wish to project? Given the importance of email in academic and professional settings, the ability to write effective e-mail messages is an essential skill. In this workshop we will focus on...

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