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 (Dinner #1)

Thursday, February 4, 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 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.

Friends of Africa Reception

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

Meet students, faculty and staff with an interest in or affiliation to the Middle East and its languages and cultures. This fun and informal reception introduces all participants to its food, arts and activities. Light refreshments will be provided for all in attendance, and you'll even learn how to write your name in Arabic!

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

Breaking Bread (Dinner #2)

Thursday, February 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m., McGinnis

Breaking Bread (Dinner #3)

Thursday, February 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m., McGinnis


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.