cultural & social

American Literature Book Discussion for Scholars

Thursday, October 13, 2016
American Literature Book Discussion

Description: If you love to read, join us for this scholar book discussion group. First read the featured book, then we'll meet to discuss the story. This is a great way to improve your vocabulary, practice your English reading and conversational skills, learn about American culture, and have FUN! Each book is fewer than 200 pages. See the handout to learn more about the books.

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Film Screening: Crossing Borders

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Cross Borders

Description: Crossing Borders is a​ d​ocumentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco. With group travels and frank discussions, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed clash of civilizations between Islam and the West. Humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged all bring individuals closer to each other and the relationships that develop disarm hidden stereotypes.

Peer-To-Peer Chat for Students

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Peer-to-Peer Chat

International students are encouraged to utilize this opportunity to build relationships, explore resources, share any challenges you experience academically and socially, and support each other. The Chat is facilitated by members of the International Center Student Council (ICSC) and International Center staff. No registration is required.

Scholar Conversation Class

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Scholar Conversation Class

Description: This series is designed to meet the needs of international scholars at U-M. Each session features a different topic and you can attend as many of the sessions as you want. The group will practice conversational English and discuss U.S. customs related to informal social interactions in a university setting.

Open to international scholars only.

Questions? Contact the International Center at icenter@umich.edu

60 Minutes Around the Globe

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
60 Minutes Germany

Description: 60 Minutes Around the Globe is an opportunity for international students to present a variety of topics they choose (e.g. food, music, sports, politics, religions, etc.) from their home countries. Through an informal presentation, followed by questions and answers, it promotes awareness and discussions among those attending the events.

Winter 2021 60 Minutes Events Include: 

  • January 20: Germany  

Click here to RSVP to 60 Minutes events!

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