The Office of International Services provides several cultural programming events throughout the year. For more information please visit our Facebook page or write to  




International Student Orientation – Friday, January 14th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (In-Person)
Get to know about the US culture, immigration rules and meet OIS staff. Mandatory for all incoming International Students.

International Mix N’ Mingle – Wednesday, January 19th 12:00 -1:00 p.m. (In-Person)
Get a chance to meet fellow international students and enjoy delicious lunch.

“Know your rights” Info Session – Tuesday, January 25th (Virtual)
Join us for this session and learn about your rights as an international student in the U.S

Tax Info Session – Thursday, January 27th (Virtual)
Learn how to file taxes as a non-resident by taking part in this info session.


Lunar New Year Table – Tuesday, February 15th 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (In-Person – Hall of Governors)
Learn about the Lunar New Year and pick up a fortune cookie!

Chicago Day Trip – Monday, February 21st 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (In-Person)
Join us for a fun trip to downtown Chicago with other students.

International Cooking Lesson – Wednesday, February 22nd 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (In-Person)
Taste an international cuisine and learn how to cook by taking part in our Cooking Lesson event.

Global Citizen Series #1 – Thursday, February 24th 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Virtual)
Join us to learn about different cultures and what you can do to be recognized as a global citizen in this series of events.


Global Citizen Series #2 – Thursday, March 3rd 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Virtual) 

International Women’s Day – Tuesday, March 8th 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. (In-Person – Hall of Honors)
Join us to hear from an international GSU alumnus who has successfully made her journey from her home country to become a full professor in the U.S.

Global Citizen Series #3 – Thursday, March 10th 12:00 -1:00 p.m. (Virtual)

International Cooking Lesson – Wednesday, March 30th 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (In-Person)
Taste an international cuisine and learn how to cook by taking part in our Cooking Lesson event.

SPRING BREAK – March 14-20


Dance Africa – Wednesday, April 13 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (E-Lounge)
Learn about the African music and dance culture by taking part in this event and show us your African dancing moves!

Multicultural Fashion Show – Spring Fest – Thursday, April 21 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Engbretson Hall)
Dress in your best cultural outfit and compete for prizes in the Multicultural Fashion show.


International Graduate Student Reception - Wednesday, May 11 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Engbretson Hall)
Celebrate your accomplishments with OIS. Participants by invitation only.  

Housing Fair for incoming International Students – May 12/13 (Virtual)
Learn about housing opportunities that GSU offers for students by joining this fair.