Special Events for International Students

It can be challenging for international students and scholars to learn cultural nuances and to manage different processes in your new country.  ISSS offers various workshops and events to help international students and visiting scholars learn more about life in the U.S.

December 18, 2 pm: Annual Cookie Decorating Event

Join ISSS for our annual Cookie Decorating event Friday, December 18 at 2pm.  Follow along and learn how to decorate a cookie, you can join us live through WebEx (link: https://uconnvtc.webex.com/uconnvtc/j.php?MTID=mfd8402b361edeae3a12c650d92fd855b Password: Cookies20)

If you are outside of CT or away from campus you can still join us! Email leslie.lawrence@uconn.edu or amina.kader@uconn.edu for a list of supplies that you can pick up at the grocery store or that you can order online.

Flyer for Cookie Decorating Event 2020


November 1, 12 pm – 1 pm: Ghosts, Goblins and Idioms: Learn Halloween Expressions with ISSS! 

Join ISSS Advisor Sarah Manning for a fun and spooky English lesson focused on Halloween themed sayings! Free pizza and refreshments for participants.


September 27, 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: International Students and Mental Health: Lunch and Discussion.

RSVP here

April 9, 12pm: A Healthy You (and Healthy Planet) Through Healthy Eating. 

Register here.

February 15, 12pm:  Love is in the Air Valentines Day Workshop.

Register here.

February 13, 4:30 pm: CPT, OPT, and H1B Success Stories Panel 

February 4, 5:30 pm: Tax Information Workshop (Presented with School of Business, Tax & Compliance and UConn Payroll)

November 14, 12 pm: Idioms Workshop.

October 10, 5 pm: Navigating Healthcare in the U.S.

September 13, 12 pm: Living Off Campus – Your Rights and Responsibilities as Renters.

RSVP here.