Are you in Minnesota this summer and looking for things to do? The ISSS Summer Group has some great free/low-cost events planned so join them to meet other international and domestic students.

Announcements

  • International students, scholars, and employees: We are glad you are at the UMN. Please review our information about the immigration policy changes.
  • ISSS is closed to the public on Fridays during June and July. Visit our Office Hours page for more information.
  • ISSS is placing a temporary hold on accepting H-1B requests from UMN departments for¬†immigration status start dates¬†in June, July, or August.
  • F-1 Students on OPT and STEM OPT: You must usethe SEVP Portal to update your SEVIS record starting July 1.
  • The new International Student Preparation Course is now available.

Culture Corps

Culture Corps

Brings international perspectives into classrooms and onto campus through a series of either faculty or international student initiated projects.

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Discussion Groups

discussion Groups

Gathers small groups of international students and scholars together in an intimate atmosphere to explore their cross-cultural experiences and perspectives.

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iSuccess

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Introduces new international students to other U.S. and international students, U.S. culture, and life at the University of Minnesota through workshops, training sessions, tours, and fun activities. This six day program transitions students to their new life in Minnesota and provides important skills and experiences to help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.

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International Buddy Program

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Provides new international students during fall semesters with opportunities to develop friendships with students from other countries through intercultural learning, service, and social activities.

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Small World Coffee Hour

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Invites all international and domestic students, faculty and staff to gather together in relaxing social environment. Each interactive event has the flavoring of a specific cultural region’s activities, foods and traditions.

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Students Crossing Borders

SCB Brings international and domestic students together into a single housing community that gives residents a global experience through interactive cross-cultural learning.

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