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: 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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  • Language Labs: Tailgating

    Thursday, October 14th 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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  • 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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  • Language Labs: Superstitions

    Tuesday, October 19th 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 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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  • 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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210 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-5867