International Student Life

The department of International Student Life enhances the student-learning environment through programs and services that internationalize the campus experience. This work is accomplished through our three core areas:

Transition & Support  |  Programming & Outreach  |  Engagement & Leadership

210 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-5867 | isl@uga.edu

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International Student Life

The department of International Student Life enhances the student-learning environment through programs and services that internationalize the campus experience. This work is accomplished through our three core areas:

Transition & Support  |  Programming & Outreach  |  Engagement & Leadership

210 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-5867 | isl@uga.edu

Featured Programs

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Join us each Friday for one of UGA’s longest running programs! Learn about new cultures and meet new people in a comfortable and engaging virtual setting.

Global Buddies is an initiative between UGA’s Student Government Association and the Department of International Student Life to promote cross-cultural relationships amongst UGA students. The Global Buddies Program pairs international students with a partner student from the U.S. to meet periodically and share cultural perspectives and build long-lasting friendships.

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Tea Talks provide UGA students and faculty an opportunity to come together and discuss important and relevant cultural topics and current events in an intimate and comfortable setting.

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Register for ECHD 4000 – Global Perspectives in Culture

This course will be an in-depth exploration of global consciousness, culture, and personal identity where we will discuss, on a deeper level, what culture is and how to become an interculturally competent student at UGA and a productive global citizen. Register today to claim your spot in this exciting and enlightening course! ECHD 4000 – Global Perspectives in Culture (Special Topics in Counseling & Human Development Services)Tuesday / Thursday 9:35AM – 10:50AMCRN #: 49921 This course is available for any undergraduate student and requires no pre-requisites or co-requisiutes. To request more information, please click the button below.  Learn more by visiting: https://isl.uga.edu/echd-4000/

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Upcoming Events

  • Language Labs Jan 19 - Hollywood

    Tuesday, January 19th 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructor, Caroline Johnston, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on Hollywood.

    The American-English Language Labs program (Language Labs) provides current international students at UGA a comfortable and reoccurring space to practice their American-English language skills and ask questions to clarify points of confusion related to the complicated nature and nuance of conversational English and American cultural concepts. Additionally, this program provides the opportunity for international students to build a sense of community with other international students as we know that UGA’s international students are spread out across many different academic programs and physical locations on campus.

    Register yourself here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qc--hrjgsEtCY4eMfHVSShbQzjqCTLFdO 

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  • Language Labs January 21 - Hollywood

    Thursday, January 21st 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructor, Shufan Zhang, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on Hollywood.

    The American-English Language Labs program (Language Labs) provides current international students at UGA a comfortable and reoccurring space to practice their American-English language skills and ask questions to clarify points of confusion related to the complicated nature and nuance of conversational English and American cultural concepts. Additionally, this program provides the opportunity for international students to build a sense of community with other international students as we know that UGA’s international students are spread out across many different academic programs and physical locations on campus.

    Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rd-CurzwrGtGQccGmLDN9MhvSUsC_ZT9p

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  • International Coffee Hour

    Friday, January 22nd 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. International Coffee Hour for Spring 2021 will be hosted virtually! Our hosts and schedule will remain the same as we move our program into a virtual environment. Starting the week of January 11, you’ll be able to come to the ISL office and pick up a Coffee Hour bag, complete with a k-cup and coffee accompaniments as well as information about the hosting organization for the week. You’ll then be able to join us virtually for International Coffee hour each Friday during classes from 12pm-1pm. 

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  • Language Labs January 25 - Festivals and Holidays in 2021

    Monday, January 25th 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructor, Kaila McGinty, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on Festivals and Holidays in 2021 in the U.S.

    The American-English Language Labs program (Language Labs) provides current international students at UGA a comfortable and reoccurring space to practice their American-English language skills and ask questions to clarify points of confusion related to the complicated nature and nuance of conversational English and American cultural concepts. Additionally, this program provides the opportunity for international students to build a sense of community with other international students as we know that UGA’s international students are spread out across many different academic programs and physical locations on campus.

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  • ISL Circles January 27 - COVID-19 Vaccines: Things that International Students Should Know

    Wednesday, January 27th 2021
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    As UGA and Athens are expecting the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the spring semester, we would like to invite you to understand about the vaccine with Dr Garth Russo, Executive Director of the UGA University Health Center on January 27.

    Highlights

    • Is the vaccine safe? 
    • What are some side effects of taking the vaccine
    • Who should and should not take the vaccine (from the health perspective)? 
    • When will the vaccine be available for international students? 
    • How many vaccines will be available for students, especially international students?
    • What do international students have to do to receive the vaccine
    • Will UGA health insurance cover the expense? 
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    About ISL Circles

    ISL Circles is a new initiative from ISL to support your life as an international student by providing friendly sharing and discussion sessions with other international students, faculty, and student support departments at UGA.

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  • Language Labs January 27 - Festivals and Holidays in 2021

    Thursday, January 28th 2021
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Join our instructor, Caroline Johnston, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on Festivals and Holidays in 2021 in the U.S.

    The American-English Language Labs program (Language Labs) provides current international students at UGA a comfortable and reoccurring space to practice their American-English language skills and ask questions to clarify points of confusion related to the complicated nature and nuance of conversational English and American cultural concepts. Additionally, this program provides the opportunity for international students to build a sense of community with other international students as we know that UGA’s international students are spread out across many different academic programs and physical locations on campus.

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  • International Coffee Hour

    Friday, January 29th 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. International Coffee Hour for Spring 2021 will be hosted virtually! Our hosts and schedule will remain the same as we move our program into a virtual environment. Starting the week of January 11, you’ll be able to come to the ISL office and pick up a Coffee Hour bag, complete with a k-cup and coffee accompaniments as well as information about the hosting organization for the week. You’ll then be able to join us virtually for International Coffee hour each Friday during classes from 12pm-1pm. 

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  • International Coffee Hour

    Friday, February 5th 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. International Coffee Hour for Spring 2021 will be hosted virtually! Our hosts and schedule will remain the same as we move our program into a virtual environment. Starting the week of January 11, you’ll be able to come to the ISL office and pick up a Coffee Hour bag, complete with a k-cup and coffee accompaniments as well as information about the hosting organization for the week. You’ll then be able to join us virtually for International Coffee hour each Friday during classes from 12pm-1pm. 

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  • International Coffee Hour

    Friday, February 12th 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. International Coffee Hour for Spring 2021 will be hosted virtually! Our hosts and schedule will remain the same as we move our program into a virtual environment. Starting the week of January 11, you’ll be able to come to the ISL office and pick up a Coffee Hour bag, complete with a k-cup and coffee accompaniments as well as information about the hosting organization for the week. You’ll then be able to join us virtually for International Coffee hour each Friday during classes from 12pm-1pm. 

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  • International Coffee Hour

    Friday, February 19th 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and international cuisine. International Coffee Hour for Spring 2021 will be hosted virtually! Our hosts and schedule will remain the same as we move our program into a virtual environment. Starting the week of January 11, you’ll be able to come to the ISL office and pick up a Coffee Hour bag, complete with a k-cup and coffee accompaniments as well as information about the hosting organization for the week. You’ll then be able to join us virtually for International Coffee hour each Friday during classes from 12pm-1pm. 

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210 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-5867