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.

The Department of International Student Life and the Division of Student Affairs present the 2021 International Graduation Celebration to recognize the many achievements of UGA’s international students and ISL’s student leaders. 

Here you can watch the video messages, view graduating students, and find out more about staying connected to UGA and supporting international students.

International Student Orientation is a program specifically geared to address the transition of new international students at UGA. 

Fall 2021 orientation will be held on Sunday, August 8 – Thursday, August 12. Register today!

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: Common U.S. Values

    Monday, September 20th 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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  • International Coffee Hour with Sri Lankan Student Association

    Friday, September 24th 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: Communication Manners and Etiquette

    Tuesday, September 28th 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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  • International Coffee Hour with PSA

    Friday, October 1st 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: Football and Other Popular Sports

    Wednesday, October 6th 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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  • International Coffee Hour with AGSF

    Friday, October 8th 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: Small Talk

    Tuesday, October 12th 2021
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    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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  • International Coffee Hour with FSA

    Friday, October 15th 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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  • International Coffee Hour with MSP

    Friday, October 22nd 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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  • 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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210 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-5867