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.
Mondays:1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Rike Center 108
Tuesdays: 12 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., Rike Center 108
Wednesdays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Rike Center 108
Sunday, February 1
Thursday, Feb. 5, 11 to 12 p.m., UD Women's Center (206 Alumni Hall)
Women's Coffee & Tea Hour invites international UD women students along with American UD women to share cultural traditions, stories, and just get to know one another. Tea and light snacks are provided, but all are welcome to bring coffee or tea to share! Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Women's Center.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 12 to 1:15 p.m., Kennedy Union 310
This session, designed for staff members, will provide a basic introduction to the Chinese language. Participants will learn how the language evolved and how to pronounce words (particularly students’ names) more authentically. Students from China will be invited to facilitate small group discussion and pronunciation exercises. This session is being offered through the HR Employee Learning & Development Training Program. Facilitated by Tim Kao, Associate Director of ISSS, Center for International Programs.
IEP Coffee & Board Games
Friday, Feb. 6, 1 to 3 p.m., Rike Center 108 (World Exchange Lounge)Stop by the Center for International Programs and enjoy the opportunity to relax, get to know other Intensive English Program students, sip some free coffee and enjoy the fun of board games. Hosted by Nathan Erhardt, IEP Instructor.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge
Meet students, faculty and staff with an interest in or affiliation to Africa and its languages and cultures. This fun and informal reception introduces all participants to Africa's food, arts and activities. Light refreshments will be provided for all in attendance.
Sponsored by the Center for International Programs, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m., McGinnis
Breaking Bread is an intercultural program that brings international and American students together through the sharing of food. Breaking Bread is comprised of three interconnected events:
Dinner #1 (February 12): American students demonstrate how to prepare traditional U.S. foods. Students share a meal.
Dinner #2 (February 19): International students demonstrate how to prepare traditional foods from their home countries. Students share a meal.
Dinner #3 (February 24): Participants will share in a meal in a student neighborhood house.
IEP Knitting Workshop
Friday, Feb. 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Rike Center 116Try a new relaxing activity to unwind at the end of the week by joining fellow Intensive English Program students at this knitting workshop. All experience levels are welcome. Hosted by Sharon Tjaden-Glass.
Monday, Feb. 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union BallroomThis inspiring event showcases the research of students enrolled in the Intensive English Program. All those interested in supporting the work and talent of UD's community of international students are welcome to attend.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 12 to 1 p.m., UD Women's Center (206 Alumni Hall)Women's Coffee & Tea Hour invites international UD women students along with American UD women to share cultural traditions, stories, and just get to know one another. Tea and light snacks are provided, but all are welcome to bring coffee or tea to share! Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Women's Center.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m., McGinnis
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 12 to 1:45 p.m., LTC Meeting Space (028)
This session, designed for faculty members, is offered through the Faculty Exchange Series. Facilitated by Sangita Gosalia (Associate Director, Campus Engagement, Center for International Programs). Light lunch will be served for those in attendance.
The Dialogue is a 70-minute feature documentary designed to initiate powerful intercultural dialogues. It follows four American and four Chinese college students as they travel together through Southwest China and Hong Kong. Together the film characters explore each others personal backgrounds and discover cross-cultural communication skills. Their shared travel adventures, emotions of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world, of themselves and of human skills that empower individuals to bridge cultural differences. A 30-minute discussion will follow the film.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m.