cultural & social
Latest News: This trip is sold out and we do not keep a wait list. If you are unable to purchase a ticket and still wish to come, on the day of the trip, bring the exact amount of cash for the trip and meet us at one of the meeting locations. We cannot guarantee you will be able to get on the bus.
Description: International Student Lunch Conversation (ISLC) is a casual time and space for international students to connect with each other and talk about life as an international student in the U.S. and at U-M.
July’s ISLC will take place in-person at the Hatcher Graduate Library’s Gallery Event Space. The event will take place from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, and then we will give you a boxed lunch to go after!
Description: The U.S. elects a president and vice president every four years. 2016 is an election year and Americans will elect a new president on November 8. During the workshop, you will learn how U.S.
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.
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.
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.
The Intercultural Leadership Seminar (ILS) is designed for international and U.S. students who want to learn how to be more effective in a global environment. ILS includes brief lectures, discussion, experiential activities, and small group work. While at ILS you will:
Description: Are you interested in interning abroad? Come hear directly from the students how they found their internship, the skills they gained, and what's next!
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.