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Summer Group

International Students Enjoying A Twins GameYou survived the Minnesota winter…
Now enjoy the summer!

Are you staying in the Twin Cities this summer and looking for activities? Want to meet other students and have fun? Join the ISSS Summer Group and have fun with other international and domestic students. All events will be free or low-cost.

Please note: Events may change due to weather or other circumstances.

June 9: Como Zoo and Picnic

Come join us for the first ISSS summer event of the season! We will start with a FREE barbecue at Como Park; we will be providing hot dogs (beef/pork, turkey, and veggie), side dishes, and Popsicles! After we eat we will explore the Como Zoo and Conservatory, which has FREE admission.

During our trip, you will enjoy seeing a wide variety of animals from around the world and beautiful exotic gardens at the Como Zoo and Conservatory. Invite your friends and roommates, and let's make this a fun-filled afternoon with a visit to the Zoo.

If you are planning on coming, please RSVP.

Meeting time: 1:00 p.m. (To take the bus as a group)
Meeting Location: 15th Avenue SE & 4th Street SE Bus Stop (Dinkytown) across from McDonalds
Departure time: 1:15 p.m. by 3A Como Av/Dwtn St Paul/via Maryland bus

June 21: Baseball Game (Twins vs. White Sox)

Baseball is another great summer tradition, and it is known as America's pastime! The Twins have been with Minnesota since 1961, and they have played at Target field in downtown Minneapolis since 2010. Target Field is a beautiful outdoor stadium with a great view of the game and of the Minneapolis skyline.

Join us on the short trip to the Target Field, and help cheer The Twins to victory against the Chicago White Sox! A light dinner will be provided.

Buy a ticket now
Tickets are $15. You must buy a ticket through this link if you wish to sit with the Summer Group. The site requires a credit card, and we cannot accept cash.

Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Heller Hall, Room 110 (We will take the light rail as a group)
Game Time and Location: 7:10 p.m. at Target Field, 353 North 5th Street, Minneapolis

July 19: Soccer Game (Minnesota United FC vs. Houston Dynamo)

Become part of Minnesota professional sports history by watching the Minnesota United during its first season in Major League Soccer! The MN United is playing at TCF right now while their new stadium is being constructed in Saint Paul. The MN United has players from 13 different countries so it is truly an international experience!

We will be meeting for a FREE meal before the game!

Meeting time: 5:30 p.m. in front of McNamara Alumni Center
Game time: 7:00 p.m.
Game location: TCF Bank Stadium

All of our tickets are sold. Please join us at the next ISSS Summer Group event on August 4

Please Note:

  • Tickets are $20. You must buy a ticket through the link above if you wish to sit with the Summer Group.
  • You must pay with a credit card; we cannot accept cash.
  • There are no refunds if you are unable to attend. In the unlikely event of a rain cancellation, there will be options to see another game using the ticket.
  • You will automatically be emailed a printable ticket when you make the purchase. This is not your actual ticket for the game. You must meet the ISSS Summer Group organizers at 5:30 p.m. to get your ticket.
  • Please email if you have any questions or experience problems when buying your ticket.

August 4: Izzy's Ice Cream and Frisbee Social at the Guthrie

Come explore the beautiful Guthrie Theater and the Historical Stone Arch Bridge. We'll end the season with Izzy's Ice Cream and a game of Frisbee.

Please RSVP

Meeting Time: 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: ISSS office (Humphrey School, Room 190). We plan to walk to the Guthrie Theater as a group.

The Summer Group is the summer program for the Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups.