workshop

Cultural Adjustment Roller Coaster

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Cultural Adjustment

Description: Moving away from home and adjusting to a new culture can be challenging. Feelings of excitement, frustration, and homesickness, although normal to the adjustment process, can be difficult to endure. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the ins and outs and ups and downs of cultural adjustment, and learn some strategies that will help you to cope with the adjustment process.

Information for Non-UM Sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors

Thursday, August 22, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTE: This information session is only for J-1 Exchange Visitors (students or scholars) whose Form DS-2019 was issued by an organization other than the University of Michigan. If Line 2 (Program Sponsor) of your Form DS-2019 says "University of Michigan", you should not attend this session. 

At this information session, we'll give you a brief introduction to U-M and Ann Arbor, and answer any questions you may have. 

How to Use the UM's International Insurance Plan

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Insurance Plan

Description: 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 expense by understanding how this health insurance works. 

Students who will be Graduate Student Instructors or Graduate Student Research Assistants should attend the Benefits Overview for Graduate Students (GSI/GSRA/Fellowship Holder) session instead.

How to Buy a Used Car

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Used Car

Description: This program is designed to give you some idea of what to look for when buying a used car. We will provide written information and address important questions about what to keep in mind when buying a used car.

Stress Less for Success

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Stress less for success

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. ​Activities to help students get to know each other, share their experiences, and learn specific strategies on how to manage stress​ will be offered.

Finding a Job on Campus (For Students Only)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Campus Job

Description: There are many employment opportunities on the U-M campus. Learn where to look for jobs, what to consider when taking a job, what restrictions apply to international students, and paperwork involved. General information about Graduate Student Instructor and Graduate Student Research Assistant positions will be included. Please note this workshop is not a job fair where you’d meet with employers to discuss job opportunities.

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