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Friday, March 19, 2021
MEAL at Michigan Logo

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

American Football 101

Saturday, September 21, 2019
American Football

Location: Munger Graduate Residences, Multipurpose Room (G120)

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.

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!

#UMICfindingHome Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Scavenger Hunt

Meeting Location: Meet outside the Student Activities Building on Jefferson Street

Description: Ann Arbor is known as a home for many University of Michigan students. To make yourself feel at home, it requires exploring and meeting people. Join “#UMICfindingHome Scavenger Hunt” to explore your new campus with other new students. This is a perfect opportunity to get familiar with your new home and win gift cards!

North Campus Tour

Monday, August 26, 2019
North Campus Tour

Description:  The 800 acres of rolling hills and mature trees which we know as North Campus today were cleared by pioneers in 1860 and farmed until the U-M bought North Campus in 1952. We will visit some of the key buildings and landmarks to help you familiarize with North Campus.

Cost: Free and no pre-registration is required.

Meeting Location: meet by the Campus Information Center located in the lobby of Pierpont Commons.

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.


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