Oct 3, 2023

ISSS Announcements

International Student Career Series

Fri, Oct 6th @12:00pm


Our next installment is a workshop on OPT, H1-B, and Green Cards led by immigration attorney Mark Rhoads. It will be on Friday Oct 6th at 12pm ET via zoom. 

The international student career series is a group of workshops/programs facilitated and curated by professional staff that focus on specific career needs of international students. Learn more and register for events and workshops here

International Coffee Hour

Thur, Oct 5, 2:30-3:30pm

Hornbake Plaza


International Coffee Hour is a great way to connect with other students/scholars (both domestic and international) and meet UMD staff and faculty while enjoying coffee, tea, and snacks! International Coffee Hour takes place Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm at various locations around our beautiful campus.

This week's coffee hour will be Thursday, October 5, Hornbake Plaza. Click here to register for this and future coffee hours.

Around Campus

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is here! Join the Mental Health Coalition for THERAPY DOGS, FREE FOOD, GAMES, PLANTS, GIVEAWAYS, MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS, ART, and MORE! Check out the list of events at go.umd.edu/MHAW23 for details.

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

View the calendar of events at stamp.umd.edu/lgbtqhm


Oct 8, 7PM


An all-female a cappella quartet from Zimbabwe, Nobuntu has drawn international acclaim for inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance. The word “Nobuntu” is an African concept that values humbleness, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. This program features traditional songs and original arrangements.

The Counseling Center Wellness Series

Feeling stressed? Struggling with focus? Want to learn how to improve your mental health? Check out the Counseling Center’s Wellness Series! We have 16 different topics related to coping skills, relationships, academics, and more. No appointment necessary. Find details and Zoom links at counseling.umd.edu/wellness.

Searching For Arabic Language Partners

The Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Maryland is seeking to hire Arabic Language Partners (from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, or Syria) with formal education in Arabic to assist with tutoring students of Arabic as a second language with their speaking skills in Arabic. 

To apply to be an hourly-paid language partner, please send your resume to: arabic@umd.edu

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