Upcoming Events


English Conversation Groups

Ongoing*, Rike Center 108

Mondays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Conversation Groups bring Intensive English Program (IEP) students together with U.S. 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.

*Please note that Conversation Groups will be canceled on March 9, 10 and 11.


Study Abroad Application Deadline

Sunday, March 1

If you're interested in spending your Fall 2015 semester or the entire 2015-2016 academic year studying abroad, you must submit your application no later than March 1.

Film: "Girl Rising"

Tuesday, March 3, 7 to 9 p.m., Sears Recital Hall

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, there will be a screening of the film Girl Rising. Girl Rising follows nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. It witnesses the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Sponsored by the Women's Center.


International Women's Day

Sunday, March 8


Strategies for Recruiting, Retaining and Supporting International Student Employees (Brown Bag)

Tuesday, March 10, 12 to 1 p.m., Kennedy Union 331

This session, designed for staff members, is offered through the HR Employee Learning & Development Training Program. Facilitated by: Patricia Alvarez, Assistant Dean and Director of Multicultural Affairs; Sangita Gosalia, Associate Director of Campus Engagement (CIP); Melissa Longino, Director of Campus Recreation; Chris Johnson, Assistant Director of Center for Student Involvement; Tim Kao, Associate Director of ISSS (CIP); Stefanie Rich, Manager of Student Employment; Lisa Witt, Assistant Director of Career Services

Student employment can play an important role in international students’ experience at UD. This session will focus on sharing why and how to incorporate intentional and educational practices to optimize recruitment, retention and performance management of international students. Employers of international students will offer strategies and insights in their various departments.

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IEP Spring B Term Begins

Wednesday, March 11

Classes begin for the Intensive English Program's Spring B term.

Breaking Bread

Wednesday, March 11, 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 (March 11): American students demonstrate how to prepare traditional U.S. foods. Students share a meal.
Dinner #2 (March 18): International students demonstrate how to prepare traditional foods from their home countries. Students share a meal.
Dinner #3 (March 25): Participants will share in a meal in a student neighborhood house.


Women's Coffee & Tea Hour

Thursday, March 12, 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.

International Tea Tasting & Poetry Reading

Thursday, March 12, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Roesch Library (1st Floor)

Come and celebrate International Women's Day by sampling teas and snacks from around the world. A poetry reading will take place throughout the event.

International Festival

Saturday, March 14, 5:30 to 8 p.m., RecPlex

International Festival is a cultural and philanthropic event co-organized by the Center for International Programs, Recplex, and University of Dayton International Clubs. Attendees will enjoy student and community performances, a live fashion show, delicious international cuisine, and the opportunity to meet and engage with students that will showcase the diversity of their cultures through international booths.

Admission is free. Tickets are required for food only and can be purchased in advance at the University of Dayton Campus Box Office or at the door for $5.


Breaking Bread (Dinner #2)

Wednesday, March 18, McGinnis


Immigration Plunge

Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., off campus

Come on the Immigration Plunge to learn more from people who have experienced first-hand what it is like to be an immigrant in the U.S., or what it is like to work within the current U.S. immigration system. Visit with Sr. Maria and the Dayton Hispanic Ministry. Learn what you can do to create more just, humane and comprehensive immigration legislation. Cost is $15. Sponsored by the Center for Social Concern.

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Breaking Bread (Dinner #3)

Wednesday, March 25


Women's Coffee & Tea Hour

Thursday, March 26, 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.

Project Congo 5K

Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m., UD RecPlex

Get your Saturday started right by running for a good cause. A local charity, Project Congo, is organizing a 5K race on the University's campus that will provide valuable assistance to women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Documentary and Discussion: Crossing Borders

Tuesday, March 31,12 to 1:30 p.m., Kennedy Union 222

This session, designed for staff members, is offered through the HR Employee Learning & Development Training Program. Facilitated by Sangita Gosalia, Associate Director of Campus Engagement, Center for International Programs.

Crossing Borders is a 70-minute feature documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering the “Other,” discover themselves. With group travel and frank discussion, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. The relationships formed through shared experience contrast sharply with the media-shaped views American and Muslims have of each other. A 20-minute facilitated discussion will follow the film.

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