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

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

Coffee Hour Logo

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.

Language Lab Logo

Language Labs are specially tailored for our diverse international student community to assist in the cultural adjustment to the U.S. while also providing opportunities to learn unique American-English vocabulary and slang.

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • Language Labs

    Tuesday, October 27th 2020
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructors, Dan and Alejandro, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on Halloween 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: "The U.S. Presidential Election: An Overview and the Significance for International Students"

    Wednesday, October 28th 2020
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    The United States is expecting its presidential election in November. This is one of the most anticipated events in the U.S. that will determine the trajectory of the nation in the next five years. Learn more about the election, candidates, and the role of media while connecting with other international students in this session. We invite Dr. Audrey Haynes* to lead a discussion on The U.S. Presidential Election: An Overview and the Significance for International Students.

    Highlights

    • Overview of elections and democracy in the U.S.
    • Discussion on the role of media in the past and present elections
    • Discussion on the significance of the election for international students

    *Dr Haynes is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of Applied Politics Certificate Program at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). 

    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

    Thursday, October 29th 2020
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructors, Kaila and Caroline, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on Halloween 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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  • Language Labs

    Monday, November 2nd 2020
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructor, Caroline Johnston, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on “Finger Licking Good!” Popular Dishes 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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  • Language Labs

    Thursday, November 5th 2020
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructor, Dan Jin, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on “Finger Licking Good!” Popular Dishes 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, November 6th 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    International Coffee Hour for Fall 2020 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 August 31, 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. 

    Fall 2020 Schedule

    • Friday, August 21: International Student Life
    • Friday, August 28: ServeUGA
    • Friday, September 4: Homecoming
    • Friday, September 11: Korean Student Association
    • Friday, September 18: Student Transitions
    • Friday, September 25: Latinx Heritage Month (Multicultural Services & Programs)
    • Friday, October 2: Persian Student Union
    • Friday, October 9: Vietnamese Student Association
    • Friday, October 16: Filipino Student Association
    • Friday, October 23: UGA Mentor Program
    • Friday, November 6: International Education Month (ISL / Office of Global Engagement)
    • Friday, November 13: Taiwanese Student Association
    • Friday, November 20: Dawgs for Israel
    • Friday, December 4: Pakistani Student Association 

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  • Language Labs

    Monday, November 9th 2020
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructor, Lindsey Long, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on “Bon appétit!” All Things You Should Know When Eating Out.

    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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  • Language Labs

    Wednesday, November 11th 2020
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructor, Rashi Bhatnagar, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on “Bon appétit!” All Things You Should Know When Eating Out.

    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, November 13th 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    International Coffee Hour for Fall 2020 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 August 31, 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. 

    Fall 2020 Schedule

    • Friday, August 21: International Student Life
    • Friday, August 28: ServeUGA
    • Friday, September 4: Homecoming
    • Friday, September 11: Korean Student Association
    • Friday, September 18: Student Transitions
    • Friday, September 25: Latinx Heritage Month (Multicultural Services & Programs)
    • Friday, October 2: Persian Student Union
    • Friday, October 9: Vietnamese Student Association
    • Friday, October 16: Filipino Student Association
    • Friday, October 23: UGA Mentor Program
    • Friday, November 6: International Education Month (ISL / Office of Global Engagement)
    • Friday, November 13: Taiwanese Student Association
    • Friday, November 20: Dawgs for Israel
    • Friday, December 4: Pakistani Student Association 

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  • Language Labs

    Monday, November 16th 2020
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join our instructors, Rachel and Caroline, for a fun and engaging Language Lab session on “Happy Thanksgiving!”

    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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Please reach out to us with any questions.

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