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The International Student Center (ISC) hosts a variety of cultural, educational, and social events for the Seattle University community throughout the year. Past events include the United Nations Luncheon, Real Talk, Spring Exchange Fair, and more! Our events are advertised on our CONNECT SU, FACEBOOK, and INSTAGRAM pages, as well as sent out to current international students via email.
Throughout the year, the International Student Center hosts various cultural events that change quarter-to-quarter and year-by-year. Examples of previous cultural events include...
Our annual signature event, the International Dinner, is hosted every Winter quarter and includes cultural performances and food from around the world! This historic Seattle University event is entirely student-organized and engages with various student organizations and the local Seattle community! Planning for this event starts in Fall and there are various ways to be involved: marketing, entertainment, etc. For more information on International Dinner, please visit the official International Dinner website.
When a handful of exchange students from Nicaragua attended Seattle University, they co-organized an event with the International Student Center to share their experiences, food, and culture with the Seattle University community!
The Henna Workshop event was co-organized between the International Student Center, the South Asian Student Association of Seattle University, and the Seattle University International Student Association.
Navroz is a Persian celebration of Spring and the beginning of a new year. The event included snacks and traditional events, including egg painting! This event was co-organized between the International Student Center and Campus Ministry.
The International Student Center also hosts a variety of social-oriented events, to keep international students connected to each other and to domestic students, and connected to Seattle University and the surrounding area.
With the onset of COVID-19, Spring 2020 and onward will feature a collection of various virtual events, with Trivia Night and Movie Night starting us off strong! Led by our student leaders, the Global Ambassadors, these events are oftentimes co-organized with other student clubs and organizations around campus.
Every fall Seattle, Washington experiences the change of seasons, including leaves changing colors and pumpkin patches! This event brings international students outside the bustling city to enjoy a ride to a classic American experience of exploring a local pumpkin patch, going through corn mazes, enjoying a local petting zoo, and more!
Every Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters the International Student Center hosts a mandatory Welcome Workshop for all new international students. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to services at the International Student Center, assist you in managing your student immigration status, inform you about international student health insurance, and learn more about Seattle University. The Welcome Workshops are an opportunity to ask international student leaders about their experiences, connect with student clubs, and learn about resources offered at Seattle University. Whether you are a new undergraduate student, new graduate student, or new transfer student, our Welcome Workshop is important to your success at Seattle U. You will also need to complete the online orientation Canvas course as a part of Welcome Workshops.
If you are on an F visa and plan to work off-campus via OPT, attending an OPT Workshop is a pre-requisite for the application! You must RSVP on Connect SU to be able to attend this workshop, and the zoom room information will only be sent out to students who RSVP. Please check your SU email regularly for announcements on upcoming OPT workshops. Workshops are offered every month and please remember that you MUST attend an OPT workshop before you can receive assistance on submitting your OPT application through the International Student Center.
Every year the International Student Center hosts an informational workshop on the H-1B visa with an immigration attorney. This is an opportunity for international students to learn and ask questions about the requirements and overall process of obtaining this particular work authorization.
The International Student Center events are advertised on our CONNECT SU, FACEBOOK, and INSTAGRAM pages. Follow our pages for more information and please contact the International Student Center at email@example.com for any questions or concerns.