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Global Connect International Student Support Group

A support group facilitated by Dr. Siming Xie, licensed clinical psychologist with the Cook Counseling Center. As a former international student himself, Dr. Xie is passionate about helping international students grow and thrive. If you are and international student and feeling lonely or homesick, overwhelmed by stress because of exams or projects, facing discrimination or inequities, or wanting to build new relationships and adjust to a new culture, please join our Global Connect meetings! All meetings are held on Zoom, 5 - 6 p.m. on dates below.

Topics and dates:

  • Homesickness and adjustment | 9/8, 11/3
  • Microaggression and discrimination | 9/22, 11/17
  • Stress management | 10/6, 12/1
  • Relationships and cultural contexts | 10/20, 12/15

Register for the Global Connect International Student Support Group

September

  • Cross-cultural Discussion Group | Sept. 1 
  • Gobblerfest | Sept. 4
  • OPT Workshop | Sept. 7 | 4 - 5pm Register
  • OPT Workshop | Sept. 13 |  12 - 1pm Register
  • Football 101 | Sept 15 | 2 -4 pm
  • International Cafe Hour | Sept. 16, 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Taste of Pakistan | D2 Dining Hall East Flex Room
  • H-1B and Other US Work Authorizations workshop | Sept. 21 | 5 - 6:30pm
  • OPT Workshop | Sept. 28 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. Register
  • Cross-cultural Discussion Group | Sept. 29

October

  • F-1 Immigration Pathways | Oct. 5 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration by invitation
  • International Cafe Hour | Oct. 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Taste of Africa | D2 Dining Hall East Flex Room
  • International Student Career Day | Oct. 21
  • Carve O'Lantern | Oct. 28 1:30-4:00 p.m.

November

  • 4 Nov. Friday | 4:00-6:00 p.m. | International Cafe Hour | A Taste of Afghanistan  | D2 Dining Hall East Flex Room
  • 10-14 Nov. | International Education Week events (some require advanced registration)
  • 21 Nov. Monday | 12:00-2:00p.m. | Gratitude Feast | Squires Commonwealth Ballroom A
  • 21 Nov. Monday | 2:00-4:00 p.m. | World Cup Watch Party: U.S. v. Wales | Squires Commonwealth Ballroom A
  • 25 Nov.  Friday | 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. |  World Cup Watch Party: Ecuador v. Netherlands and England v. U.S.| AJ Theater
  • 27 Nov. Sunday | 2:00 p.m. | World Cup Watch Party: Spain v. Germany | AJ Theater

December

2 Dec. Friday | 10:00 a.m. | World Cup Watch Party: Ghana v. Uruguay | AJ Theater

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