Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups

Join a Cross-Cultural Discussion Group to make new friends, expand your world-view, and discuss new topics with other UMN students!

The Cross-Cultural Discussion Group program is an opportunity to meet other UMN students from a variety of colleges, majors, and nationalities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During a group’s weekly discussion, you will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on various topics including friendship and relationships, taboos and stereotypes, culture shock, educational systems around the world, adjusting to online classes, managing daily life amidst the ongoing pandemic, and much more.


All UMN students, both international and domestic, graduate and undergraduate, can join a Cross-Cultural Discussion Group. For Spring 2023, we will have some in-person sessions and some virtual sessions over Zoom. We will decide how many of each there will be and when they will be based on demand. Both in-person and virtual sessions will be 90 minutes long.

Groups will start in early February and end in late April.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.