orientation

Sweetland Center for Writing’s Services for International Students

Monday, August 23, 2021

Description: The Sweetland Center for Writing, a comprehensive writing center, exists to support student writing at all levels and in all forms and modes. This presentation will showcase the services and classes offered by the Sweetland Center for Writing that are especially useful for international students. 

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Sweetland Center for Writing.

An Introduction to the English Language Institute (ELI) for Graduate and Professional Students

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 you through all stages of your academic career. ELI classes are small, interactive, and provide students with extensive one-on-one feedback.

Academic Small Talk by the English Language Institute (ELI)

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 seeming friendly and confident at a job interview or as a GSI. Come ready to practice with one another and to identify effective ways to practice on your own.

Writing Effective Emails by the English Language Institute (ELI)

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 strategies for writing clear, effective and professional email. We will discuss the aspects of email that make it likely to be read, to be easily understood, and to create a good impression.

U-M Library Basics

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 to Use the UM's International Insurance Plan

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.

This session is being offered as part of International Orientation; however, registration is open to continuing students, as well.

Stress Less for Success

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 Psychological Services (CAPS)

This session is being offered as part of International Orientation; however, registration is open to continuing students, as well.

Driving the U.S. presented by AAA

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 is co-sponsored by Michigan AAA.

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