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 MSP, LatinX Heritage Month

    Friday, September 29th 2023
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Tate Reception Hall (1st floor)
    45 Baxter Street, Athens, GA

    Enjoy cultural cuisine, engaging activities, and great company at this weekly reception hosted by International Student Life and various campus and community partners. Come back each week to discover something new!

    JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY, 11:30AM to 1PM

    Location Change for 2023-2024:

    August- September

    TATE RECEPTION HALL

    October- April

    VICTOR K. WILSON BALLROOM (MEMORIAL HALL BALLROOM)

    FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.

    More Details
  • International Coffee Hour with Filipino Student Association

    Friday, October 6th 2023
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Victor K. Wilson Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive, Athens, Georgia

    Enjoy cultural cuisine, engaging activities, and great company at this weekly reception hosted by International Student Life and various campus and community partners. Come back each week to discover something new!

    JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY, 11:30AM to 1PM

    Location Change for 2023-2024:

    August- September

    TATE RECEPTION HALL

    October- April

    VICTOR K. WILSON BALLROOM (MEMORIAL HALL BALLROOM)

    FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.

    More Details
  • International Coffee Hour with Arab Cultural Association

    Friday, October 13th 2023
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Victor K. Wilson Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive, Athens, Georgia

    Enjoy cultural cuisine, engaging activities, and great company at this weekly reception hosted by International Student Life and various campus and community partners. Come back each week to discover something new!

    JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY, 11:30AM to 1PM

    Location Change for 2023-2024:

    August- September

    TATE RECEPTION HALL

    October- April

    VICTOR K. WILSON BALLROOM (MEMORIAL HALL BALLROOM)

    FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.

    More Details
  • International Coffee Hour with UGA Student Transitions

    Friday, October 20th 2023
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Victor K. Wilson Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive, Athens, Georgia

    Enjoy cultural cuisine, engaging activities, and great company at this weekly reception hosted by International Student Life and various campus and community partners. Come back each week to discover something new!

    JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY, 11:30AM to 1PM

    Location Change for 2023-2024:

    August- September

    TATE RECEPTION HALL

    October- April

    VICTOR K. WILSON BALLROOM (MEMORIAL HALL BALLROOM)

    FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.

    More Details
  • International Coffee Hour with Taiwanese Student Association

    Friday, November 3rd 2023
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Victor K. Wilson Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive, Athens, Georgia

    Enjoy cultural cuisine, engaging activities, and great company at this weekly reception hosted by International Student Life and various campus and community partners. Come back each week to discover something new!

    JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY, 11:30AM to 1PM

    Location Change for 2023-2024:

    August- September

    TATE RECEPTION HALL

    October- April

    VICTOR K. WILSON BALLROOM (MEMORIAL HALL BALLROOM)

    FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.

    More Details
  • A Conversation with Dan Beaudry: "Power Ties: The International Student's Guide to Getting a Job in the United States"

    Friday, November 3rd 2023
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Event Location: Tate Reception Hall (1st floor)
    45 Baxter Street

    Join us in welcoming Dan Beaudry for an engaging talk on his book, Power Ties. In this talk, his aim is to:

    • Show students the business reasons why companies resist sponsoring H-1B's
    • Tackle common mistakes international students make, and show why they are mistakes
    • Demonstrate the real opportunity that exists for international students
    • Show specific actions international students can take immediately to take advantage of that realistic opportunity

    We will be giving away a FREE copy of Power Ties to the first 20 students to attend the session!

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  • A Conversation with Andrew Leon Hanna on "25 Million Sparks: The Untold Story of Refugee Entrepreneurs"

    Monday, November 6th 2023
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Event Location: Tate Theater
    45 Baxter Street

    Join us in welcoming Andrew Leon Hanna (Bracken Bower Prize winner, UChicago Booth professor, Mona founder) for an engaging book talk.

    Financial Times Best Book of the Year, 25 Million Sparks: The Untold Story of Refugee Entrepreneurs (Cambridge University Press) tells the story of three Syrian women entrepreneurs in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan and of the broader global refugee entrepreneurship phenomenon they represent. It has been called “a powerful story of hope” by Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee; a chance to “discover humanity at its best” by PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff; “inspir[ing],” “sharply topical, “original,” and “novelistic” by the Financial Times; and “uplifting” by Publishers Weekly. It also won the prestigious Financial Times Bracken Bower Prize in its proposal form.

    Hanna is the founder of Mona, a global social enterprise launched at Stanford that supports and invests in underrepresented entrepreneurs and their consumer brands. He is also the cofounder of DreamxAmerica, a social enterprise launched at the Harvard Innovation Lab that joins storytelling and impact to highlight and support immigrant, refugee, and first-generation entrepreneurs, including through a film on PBS and a partnership that connects small businesses to zero-interest loans.

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  • International Coffee Hour with Indian Student Association

    Friday, November 10th 2023
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Victor K. Wilson Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive, Athens, Georgia

    Enjoy cultural cuisine, engaging activities, and great company at this weekly reception hosted by International Student Life and various campus and community partners. Come back each week to discover something new!

    JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY, 11:30AM to 1PM

    Location Change for 2023-2024:

    August- September

    TATE RECEPTION HALL

    October- April

    VICTOR K. WILSON BALLROOM (MEMORIAL HALL BALLROOM)

    FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.

    More Details
  • International Coffee Hour with the Office of Global Engagement

    Friday, November 17th 2023
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Victor K. Wilson Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive, Athens, Georgia

    Enjoy cultural cuisine, engaging activities, and great company at this weekly reception hosted by International Student Life and various campus and community partners. Come back each week to discover something new!

    JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY, 11:30AM to 1PM

    Location Change for 2023-2024:

    August- September

    TATE RECEPTION HALL

    October- April

    VICTOR K. WILSON BALLROOM (MEMORIAL HALL BALLROOM)

    FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.

    More Details
  • International Coffee Hour with UGA Well-Being

    Friday, December 1st 2023
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Event Location: Victor K. Wilson Memorial Hall Ballroom
    101 Sanford Drive, Athens, Georgia

    Enjoy cultural cuisine, engaging activities, and great company at this weekly reception hosted by International Student Life and various campus and community partners. Come back each week to discover something new!

    JOIN US EVERY FRIDAY, 11:30AM to 1PM

    Location Change for 2023-2024:

    August- September

    TATE RECEPTION HALL

    October- April

    VICTOR K. WILSON BALLROOM (MEMORIAL HALL BALLROOM)

    FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME.

    More Details

Featured Programs and News

Suitcase Series

International Student Life and Immigration Services would like to invite you to join us for Suitcase Series, online information sessions in which incoming students like

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