Upcoming Events


English Conversation Groups

Ongoing, Rike Center 108 (World Exchange Lounge)

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

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.

Breaking Bread

Thursday, February 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m., McGinnis

Breaking Bread is an intercultural program that attempts to bring international and U.S.  students together through the sharing of food.  Through this program students participate in the creation and sharing of food over the course of three-culminating cooking events:

Dinner #1 (February 4): American students demonstrate how to prepare traditional U.S. foods. Students share a meal.
Dinner #2 (February 11): International students demonstrate how to prepare traditional foods from their home countries. Students share a meal.
Dinner #3 (February 18): Participants will share in a meal in a student neighborhood house.

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs, Office for Mission and Rector and the Office of Community Wellness Services

Global Learning Living Community Application Deadline (2016-2017 academic year)

Friends of Africa Reception

Thursday, February 11, 3:30 to 5 p.m., KU Torch Lounge

Students, Staff, Faculty with an interest in or connection to these areas of the world are brought together while enjoying food, art, and activities.  These informal receptions begin to introduce the rich cultures found in Africa.

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs


IEP Poster Presentation

Wednesday, February 24, 3 to 5 p.m., KU East Ballroom

International students enrolled in the Intensive English Program in the level 3 Oral Communication/Listening and Note-taking course deliver poster presentations based on research they conducted.  The presentations are given once each seven week term of the IEP. Attendees from the campus community are encouraged to attend these presentations and to engage student presenters in conversation as part of their ongoing work toward English proficiency.