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 will be canceled on September 1, 2, 3, 7

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.

Women's Coffee and Tea

Thursday, September 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 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

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15

Culture Fest

Wednesday, September 16, 5 to 8 p.m., Central Mall

Celebrates the many cultures and diverse backgrounds found across campus. In addition to delicious food from around the world, the event includes a fantastic schedule of music, dance, and demonstrations.  

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

Friends of Latin America Reception

Tuesday, September 22, 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 Latin America.

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


Education Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 23, 5 to 7 p.m., KU Ballroom

An event that includes a display of various international opportunities available through the University of Dayton. Visit tables and talk to representatives to collect information on UD faculty led programs, semester exchanges and partnerships, service opportunities, immersions, and various other outside study abroad providers.  

Global Learning Living Community Fall Retreat

September 25-26, Glen Helen Nature Preserve

Exclusive to GLLC members only.

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and Housing and Residence Life

TAGS: Chinese Language and Culture

Tuesday, September 29, 12 to 1:15 p.m., KU 331

Facilitated by: Tim Kao (CIP)

This session 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. For a staff audience but open to faculty.


IEP Poster Presentations

Wednesday, September 30, 3 to 5 p.m., KU Torch Lounge

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.