Aerial photograph of the Immaculate Conception Chapel

April 2014

English Conversation Groups


Tuesdays: 12 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., Rike Center 108
Wednesdays: 1 to 2 p.m., Rike Center 108
Thursdays: 11 to 12 p.m., Rike Center 108

Conversation Groups bring Intensive English Program (IEP) students together with American students for informal conversations. You'll meet and talk with this diverse student group regularly to help international students improve conversational English and knowledge of American culture, and to help American students expand their global perspectives.

Friends of Asia Reception

Tuesday, April 1, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Meet students, faculty and staff with an interest in or affiliation to Asia and its languages and cultures. This fun and informal reception introduces all participants to its food, arts and activities. Food and refreshments will be provided for all in attendance.

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Government Association, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

UD Interfaith Alliance Kick-Off

Wednesday, April 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Rike Center 108

Experience an inter-faith panel, enjoy delicious international food, participate in speed inter-faithing, and help assemble welcome baskets for Dayton areas refugees!

We ask that you please bring an item to donate to the refugees, such as office supplies, toiletry items, paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.) or cleaning supplies. No clothing or food items can be accepted. Donations benefit the Miami Valley Catholic Social Services Refugee Resettlement Program. 

Sponsored by Campus Ministry's Interfaith Alliance. For more information, contact UD Interfaith Alliance at, or Bridget Ebbert at 937-229-1754.

Buddy Program - Info Session

Wednesday, April 9, 7:10 p.m., Rike Center 206

This program pairs current American students with incoming international students through e-mail. Our goal is to pair every new international student with a University of Dayton "buddy." These pairings then communicate through e-mail prior to the new students' arrivals on campus. For our international students, it's a real treat to have someone to talk to before they arrive. Many international students use this opportunity to practice their English, ask questions about the University and the city of Dayton, and get to know American students. For American students, this is an opportunity to communicate with international students before they arrive to the University of Dayton and serve a cultural ambassador.

If you have questions about being a Buddy, we encourage you to attend our Buddy Info Session. Find out how you can get involved!

Sign up to be a buddy to an international student >>

Music of the Disenfranchised and How it Changed the World

Tuesday, April 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m., ArtStreet Studio B

An ArtStreet Creative Culture Exchange Event. Through the classic salon format of discussion and debate, the city of Dayton and the University of Dayton campus come together to exchange creative thought on current artistic and social challenges. Presented in conjunction with the ArtStreet Studio D Gallery exhibit  'VOICES: Rights and the History of American Music' and University Library's "American's Music" project.

IEP Spring Term B Ends

Wednesday, April 30