Description: Join us for a day of shopping at one of the most popular stores around. IKEA is one big store filled with thousands of items for kitchen, living or bedrooms, and more. The store covers 311,000 square feet, of home furnishings.
cultural & social
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!
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.
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.
Cost: Transportation is free and no registration is required. First come, first served. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Upon return to Ann Arbor, you will be dropped off at the same meeting location.
Location: Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (Auburn Hills, Michigan)
Cost: $10/person for round trip transportation. NO REFUNDS. You will need to bring money for food and shopping. Students, scholars, friends, and families are welcome. Same price for all, regardless of age (children 2 and under are free, provided they sit on a lap and do not take up a seat on the bus). All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: New Shelter, Island Park (1450 Island Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105)
Description: International Picnic is one of most popular social events attended by international students, scholars and their families. It takes place at a spacious and beautiful park not far from campus. Come and make new friends, enjoy the outdoors and take part in the fun and games. Food and drinks will be provided. No registration is required.
Cost: $45 for round trip transportation. NO REFUNDS. You will need to bring money for local transportation, food, shopping, museums, etc. Please note: This is not a guided tour by the International Center. You will be responsible for your own plans for the entire day upon arrival in Chicago. Students, scholars, friends, and families are welcome. Same price for all, regardless of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Meeting location and time: Participants may choose to board the bus from either Central Campus or North Campus at one of the locations designated below. Upon our return, participants may choose to be dropped off at Central or North Campus locations.
Cost and registration information will be available in mid-September.