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 in Memorial Hall for one of UGA’s longest running programs! Learn about new cultures and meet new people in a comfortable and engaging setting.

The Language Labs program provides current international students at UGA a comfortable space to practice their American-English language skills and to learn more about U.S. cultural concepts. 

International students are welcome to join us for any of our Language Labs this semester! 

Global Buddies matches current international students and domestic students to make cross-cultural friendships here at UGA. 

Global Buddies is a program open to UGA undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/staff members. 

Latest News

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2021 Saeeda Peermahomed Award Winner

Ayca Fackler is named the 2021 recipient of the Saeeda Peermahomed Award Ayca Fackler, a third year Ph.D. candidate in Science Education in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education, working under the direction of Dr. Daniel Capps, is this year’s Saeeda Peermahomed Award recipient. The award is given annually by International Student Life to recognize outstanding international students. Ayca initially came to UGA in 2016 and earned her Master of Arts in Science Education from the Mary Frances Early College of Education. Following her master-level graduate work, she continued her studies at UGA in the same department where she

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Upcoming Events

  • Language Labs: Halloween

    Monday, October 25th 2021
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    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 U.S. 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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  • Parade of Flags & World Fest

    Monday, November 1st 2021
    11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Event Location: Tate Plaza
    Tate Plaza

    This signature ISL event is our kickoff celebration of International Education Month! We will walk from the Arch to Tate Plaza where there will be student organizations set up with tables, and performances, music, and food to help us kick off a month of celebrating opportunities for international and intercultural learning within the UGA community.

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  • Language Labs: Healthcare in the US

    Monday, November 1st 2021
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    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 U.S. 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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  • Language Labs: Pop Culture

    Tuesday, November 2nd 2021
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    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 U.S. 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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  • TAP into Taxes

    Wednesday, November 3rd 2021
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Event Location: Miller Learning Center Room 348
    Miller Learning Center

    Filing taxes in the US can be confusing. The International Tax Assistance Program (ITAP) is here to help international students and scholars navigate this process. Hosted by UGA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and International Student Life (ISL) as a part of International Education Month 2021, this presentation will discuss nonresident taxes in the US, what to expect with tax filing in the spring, and time for Q&A. It will be held in the Miller Learning Center in room 348 from 3-4pm on Wednesday, November 3. 

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  • "Spin the Globe" Cycle Classes

    Thursday, November 4th 2021
    5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

    Event Location: Ramsey Student Center Studio E
    Ramsey Student Center

    Come join for spin class with internationally-inspired music playlists as part of International Education Month! Led by Vongai Mhute. Spin classes will take place in Ramsey Student Center in Studio E on Nov. 4, 11, and 18 from 5:30-6:15pm. Registration is strongly encouraged: bit.ly/iemspintheglobe

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  • International Coffee Hour with Dawgs for Israel

    Friday, November 5th 2021
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Dr., Athens, GA

    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. Excluding scheduled University breaks, this event occurs every Friday during the fall and spring semesters from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm in the Memorial Hall Ballroom. Hosted each week by our International Student Organizations and campus departments, the UGA Coffee Hour is one of the longest running programs of its kind across the United States.

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  • Language Labs: Movies & Idioms

    Tuesday, November 9th 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    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 U.S. 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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  • IEM Movie Night: Boogie

    Wednesday, November 10th 2021
    7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Event Location: Tate Theater
    Tate Student Center

    Join us for a Movie Night in the Tate Theater to watch "Boogie." This screening is part of UGA's celebration of International Education Month. More information about International Education Month and a full list of events and programs can be found at isl.uga.edu/iem

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  • "Spin the Globe" Cycle Classes

    Thursday, November 11th 2021
    5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

    Event Location: Ramsey Student Center Studio E

    Come join for spin class with internationally-inspired music playlists as part of International Education Month! Led by Vongai Mhute. Spin classes will take place in Ramsey Student Center in Studio E on Nov. 4, 11, and 18 from 5:30-6:15pm. Registration is strongly encouraged: bit.ly/iemspintheglobe

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