Sept 26, 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, Sept 28th 2:30-3:30pm

Language House in St. Mary's Hall


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. The next coffee hour of the term will be Thursday, September 28th at Language House in St. Mary's Hall. Click here to register for this and future coffee hours.

English Conversation Partners

English Conversation Partners brings together our UMD community from all over the world to engage in interesting discussions with each other. During the semester, participants (students, spouses, faculty, staff) meet in groups with a fluent English speaking facilitator. These groups provide an opportunity to learn from one another, make friends, and of course become more comfortable and confident in English. Some topics include: US Culture, Food, Travel, Politics, and much more... really whatever you like to talk about! Talk to you soon!

Around Campus

Immigration Help

Legal Aid offers 30-minute consultations with an immigration attorney for international, undocumented, and immigrant students one day per month during the fall and spring semesters. These consultations are with a specialized immigration attorney who is familiar with student-related issues. Click here to find out more.


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.

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 for details.

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

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:

Fall 2023 Gradulting Workshop Series

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