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

Upcoming Events

  • International Coffee Hour with International Student Life

    Friday, January 21st 2022
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive

    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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  • ISL Leadership Summit

    Saturday, January 22nd 2022
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall
    210 Sanford , Athens

    The ISL Leadership Summit is a day dedicated to leadership development for the student organization leaders of organizations currently advised by the department of International Student Life. The day consists of sessions led by ISL staff and campus partners and is a time for student organizations to connect and to collaborate with one another. You can learn more about the student organizations advised by International Student Life at isl.uga.edu/international-student-organizations

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  • Spring 2022 Cultural Nights

    Saturday, January 22nd 2022
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Event Location: Tate Grand Hall
    Tate Student Center

    This spring, ISL will be supporting various Cultural Nights hosted by ISL-advised student organizations. We invite you to join us for the following celebrations: 

    January 22nd: Night in Saigon (Hosted by the Vietnamese Student Association) 

    February 5th: Spring Festival (Hosted by the Chinese Student & Scholar Association) 

    February 25th: Africa Night (Hosted by the African Student Union) 

    March 18th: Nowruz (Hosted by the Persian Student Union) 

    March 19th: Filipino Cultural Night (Hosted by the Filipino Student Association) 

    March 24th: Mehndi Night (Hosted by the Pakistani Student Association) 

    March 26th: Korean Night (Hosted by the Korean Undergraduate Student Association) 

    April 1st: Arabian Night (Hosted by the Arab Cultural Association)

    April 16th: India Night (Hosted by the Indian Student Association) 

     

    For a full list of cultural nights and information regarding ticket sales, please visit https://isl.uga.edu/cultural-nights/. You can email isl@uga.edu for additional information as well. 

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  • International Coffee Hour with NSA

    Friday, January 28th 2022
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive

    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 ASU

    Friday, February 4th 2022
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive

    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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  • Spring 2022 Cultural Nights

    Saturday, February 5th 2022
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall Ballroom

    This spring, ISL will be supporting various Cultural Nights hosted by ISL-advised student organizations. We invite you to join us for the following celebrations: 

    January 22nd: Night in Saigon (Hosted by the Vietnamese Student Association) 

    February 5th: Spring Festival (Hosted by the Chinese Student & Scholar Association) 

    February 25th: Africa Night (Hosted by the African Student Union) 

    March 18th: Nowruz (Hosted by the Persian Student Union) 

    March 19th: Filipino Cultural Night (Hosted by the Filipino Student Association) 

    March 24th: Mehndi Night (Hosted by the Pakistani Student Association) 

    March 26th: Korean Night (Hosted by the Korean Undergraduate Student Association) 

    April 1st: Arabian Night (Hosted by the Arab Cultural Association)

    April 16th: India Night (Hosted by the Indian Student Association) 

     

    For a full list of cultural nights and information regarding ticket sales, please visit https://isl.uga.edu/cultural-nights/. You can email isl@uga.edu for additional information as well. 

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  • International Coffee Hour with MSP

    Friday, February 11th 2022
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive

    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 Caribsa

    Friday, February 18th 2022
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive

    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 the Black Theatrical Ensemble, Pamoja Dance Company, Black Affairs Council, and Abeneefoo Kuo Honors Society

    Friday, February 25th 2022
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive

    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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  • Spring 2022 Cultural Nights

    Friday, February 25th 2022
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Event Location: Fine Arts Performing Arts Theater

    This spring, ISL will be supporting various Cultural Nights hosted by ISL-advised student organizations. We invite you to join us for the following celebrations: 

    January 22nd: Night in Saigon (Hosted by the Vietnamese Student Association) 

    February 5th: Spring Festival (Hosted by the Chinese Student & Scholar Association) 

    February 25th: Africa Night (Hosted by the African Student Union) 

    March 18th: Nowruz (Hosted by the Persian Student Union) 

    March 19th: Filipino Cultural Night (Hosted by the Filipino Student Association) 

    March 24th: Mehndi Night (Hosted by the Pakistani Student Association) 

    March 26th: Korean Night (Hosted by the Korean Undergraduate Student Association) 

    April 1st: Arabian Night (Hosted by the Arab Cultural Association)

    April 16th: India Night (Hosted by the Indian Student Association) 

     

    For a full list of cultural nights and information regarding ticket sales, please visit https://isl.uga.edu/cultural-nights/. You can email isl@uga.edu for additional information as well. 

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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.

Each year several international student organizations host evenings of culture that showcase a variety of global traditions, customs, performances, and culinary delights. These evenings are referred to as Cultural Nights and provide a wonderful way to “travel around the world” without leaving Athens.

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. 

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Please reach out to us with any questions.

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