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 Fall 2022, 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. In-person sessions will be 2 hours long with a short break while virtual sessions will be 90 minutes long without a break.

Groups will start in late September and end in early December.

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