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International Spouses/Partners Event Series

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Spouse Partner Event Series

Description: As a spouse/partner of a student, you may be asking yourself what you are going to do while here in the United States. Come to this event series to learn about some of the possibilities and meet other spouses/partners!

All three events will be led by the Michigan Language Center (MLC).

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

How to Use the UM's International Insurance Plan

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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 24, 2022

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

Monday, August 15, 2022

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.

Benefits Overview for Graduate Students (GSI/GSRA/Fellowship Holder)

Monday, August 15, 2022

Description: If you are a new Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) or Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) or a student whose fellowship will include GradCare insurance, come to this workshop for a brief explanation about how insurance works in the U.S., followed by information about selecting and using your insurance plan, including information about some important deadlines. The insurance coverage and other benefits you receive as a GSI/GSRA are very valuable but can be confusing -- this is your chance to learn from experts.

U-M Library Basics in Chinese

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Description: This workshop is for international students and scholars who speak Chinese. Gain insight into the resources and services available at the library and learn strategies for efficiently finding information for your research projects.

Join our Chinese Studies Librarian to explore the following questions:

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