University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

ISSS Programs



Cultural & Social Programs

Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups 

Discussion Group LogoBrings together small groups of international and domestic students/scholars in an intimate atmosphere to explore their cross-cultural experiences and perspectives.



Small World Coffee Hour

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


Global Gopher Community

SCBGlobal Gopher Community Brings international and domestic students together into a single Living Learning Community where residents have a global experience through interactive cross-cultural learning.



Summer Group

Hosts fun and affordable events for international and domestic University of Minnesota students throughout the summer!