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.

Latest News

2021-2022 ISAB Member Application

The new member application for the International Student Advisory Board will open Monday, March 22 and close Friday, April 2 at 5 P.M. (ET). ISAB is a select group of undergraduate and graduate international students across the UGA campus, representing a diverse background of disciplines, cultures, and lived experiences. The board members meet bi-weekly to discuss the needs and concerns of international students, as well as next steps on how to effectively advise ISL and other UGA departments and administrative units. Interested students who meet the eligibility criteria are welcomed to apply! Learn more by visiting: isl.uga.edu/ISAB

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Upcoming Events

  • International Coffee Hour

    Friday, April 23rd 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    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 April 27 - Superstitions

    Tuesday, April 27th 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    Have you ever wondered why Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in the Western culture? What about knocking the wood and spilling salt? Join our instructors and other international students to discuss popular superstitions in the U.S. and the world while practicing your English on asking others' opinions, and expressing your agreement and disagreement. Join our instructor, Hermela, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on Superstitions!

     

    Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uc--gqzMvG9M23rVWgINUKAJ2EnN0681f 

     

    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: International Students' Career Opportunities in the U.S.

    Wednesday, April 28th 2021
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    As one of the biggest economic, science, technology, and education innovation powerhouses in the world, the U.S. offers great opportunities for international students and alumni to develop professional experiences with experts and great leaders in the fields. What are some common challenges faced by many international students when applying for jobs and working in the U.S.? What are some immigration and work policy that international students and future alumni must be aware of when applying for jobs or internships in the U.S.?

    Join our conversation with the representatives from the Career Center and Office of Global Engagement on “International Students’ Career Opportunities in the U.S.”

    Zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArc-isqTkvE9L6XH4cY8541reuUGy41kT4 

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  • Language Labs April 29 - Superstitions

    Thursday, April 29th 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    Have you ever wondered why Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in the Western culture? What about knocking the wood and spilling salt? Join our instructors and other international students to discuss popular superstitions in the U.S. and the world while practicing your English on asking others' opinions, and expressing your agreement and disagreement. Join our instructor, Rashi, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on Superstitions!

     

    Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqfu6pqjMjHdDjIKjKtazgIFcbDE2PkxHb 

     

    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, April 30th 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: OnlineJoin Event

    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