Upcoming Events

International Student & Scholar Services and UMN Career Services Administration have invited representatives from the Consulate General of Canada’s Immigration section to give a presentation to the UMN community. They will present information about various topics, including the process to become a Canadian via the Express Entry program and opportunities to work in Canada.

All UMN students, scholars, and staff (international and U.S. citizens) of any discipline are welcome to attend.

Please email Jane, UMN International Career Consultant, at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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December 2

Like many other higher education institutions across the U.S., the University of Minnesota has seen a significant increase in the size of our Chinese student population over the last ten years. Approximately half of the international students at the University are from China, and these students bring unique experiences and curiosity to our campus. During this workshop, a panel of Chinese students will share their personal stories about interactions on campus. From their discussion and other interactive exercises, you will learn about the academic choices Chinese students make and how unique aspects of Chinese culture (such as collectivism, face saving, and shame) impact the student experience. Walking away from this workshop, you will be better able to connect with Chinese students and help bring their talents and perspectives to the forefront in the classroom and student life.

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This workshop is part of the ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series, ISSS’s training for staff/faculty interested in supporting international students.

December 7

International Students: Start your UMN experience off in the best way possible by attending Global Gopher Events on January 12!

During Global Gopher Events, you will learn how to succeed academically at the University of Minnesota and how to prepare for a career after graduation! Most of all, we hope to welcome you to the University of Minnesota and the international community.

Why should you join us? Students say Global Gopher Events was where they met their best friends and started their adventure at the U! This is a special opportunity for new international students to prepare for classes, make new friends, and discover all of the amazing services the University offers with advice from international student leaders.

Global Gopher Events will be virtual for Spring 2022 and it will be at 8:00-10:00 a.m. CDT (remember to convert this to your local time zone). In addition to a panel about the academic resources available at the UMN, the Global Gopher Influencers will share winter fashion tips on Instagram, and we will convene identity-specific caucuses. You will also have opportunities to meet our Global Gopher Leaders (returning international students who are excited to answer your questions).

More information is available on the Global Gopher Events webpage.

NOTE: All Global Gopher Events are optional, and they are separate from (and do not replace) any of your orientation requirements including Welcome Week or Freshman/Transfer Orientation. All new international students are encouraged (but not required) to participate in Global Gopher Events.

January 12, 2022