Events and Activities

Dance. Feast. Learn how to play hockey. Get tips on dressing for Houghton's cold weather, or what to pack for study abroad. Join us for Thanksgiving dinner, and connect worldwide for International Education Week.  

International Programs and Services offers tons of ways for students to get together, have fun, and share experiences. Tube or snowboard at Michigan Tech's Mont Ripley Ski Hill. Take off on a travel adventure. Share the flavors of your country at an international night—or try cuisine you have never tasted before.

Be part of something greater: International Education Week.

Smiling international students

Help us celebrate student education and exchange programs with the US Department of State, US Department of Education, and students like you around the world during International Education Week in November. We share our stories on social media, and bring films and presentations to campus to entertain and enlighten your Michigan Tech community.


You are invited to our international dance party social during fall orientation week, and our traditional US Thanksgiving dinner.

International students and staff dancing

Global Social

Join us in the Memorial Union Ballroom for music from around the world. Learn classic line dances, meet other new students, and enjoy light snacks and beverages to energize you for dancing the night away!


International students preparing dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey and gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, and pumpkin pie for dessert, cooked and served by Rick Buis of Canterbury House, IPS staff, and other community volunteers grateful to meet you and share a tasty American tradition. No cost. Join us at St. Albert the Great University Parish on Wednesday one week before the Thanksgiving holiday (we'll email, and also share event details on Facebook).

One thing is for sure: there is never a reason to be bored! Check out our events listings. Learn more about holiday trips, sports, and outdoor explorations.

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February 14 - Looking for something fun to do on Saturday? Join the Chinese Students Association for dinner and a show! The event starts at 5:30. Tickets can be purchased by phone: (906) 487-2073, email:, or you can stop by the MUB, or library between 11:00am and 1:00pm this week. See you there! #chineseculture #mtu #chinesenight
February 5 - Meet our Study Abroad Coordinator, Vienna Chapin! She likes helping students accomplish their goals, and being a Dalmatian! Come visit us in #admin200 to talk about your next #adventure. #huskiesabroad #studyabroad #dalmatiansofinstagram
February 1 - Nosotros brings you latin dancing! No partner needed. Just come to dance eat and make new friends! Oh its free and open to the public too! See ya there!
January 31 - Pubs, castles, potatoes, oh my! 🏰 WIN a full tuition scholarship to study abroad in Ireland 🇮🇪 by heading to @gooverseas clicking the link in their bio, and applying before Feb. 23rd! #mtustudyabroad #huskiesabroad #gooverseas #studyabroadinireland #studyabroad #ireland🍀 #getoutsideyourcomfortzone #scholarship #luckoftheirish🍀
January 24 - My name is Anna Koerber, I'm a 3rd year Supply Chain Management major and Global Business minor. I am one of the on campus #studyabroad Ambassadors! Last year I studied abroad in Japan and South Korea. Living my dreams was a surreal experience at first, but I loved every second of it! JCMU was the language intensive institution where I was based in Hikone, Japan. There were too many experiences that were my favorite, but I loved seeing the cherry blossoms, traveling around the country to remote islands and seeing the different sub-cultures. Japan and South Korea are awesome places to visit and many other opportunities exist to travel if you talk to the International Programs & Services on campus the Admin building room 200, second floor! Come check us out! To learn more about studying abroad, visit #huskiesabroad #MichiganTech #Japan #JCMU #hikone
December 15, 2017 - This morning #mtupassporttotheworld had fun in the snow with Hancock elementary students! #culturalexchange #internationaleducation #india
December 8, 2017 - Today, Michigan Tech Chinese students brought “Passport to the World” to the Houghton elementary 5th grade students! #MTUPassportToTheWorld #michigantech #international #culturalexchange #upperpeninsula
September 21, 2017 - Soak up this beautiful sunshine and come to our Study Abroad Fair, happening today from 10-2 under the tents between EERC and ChemSci! 🎏🎫🏯⛴🌍🎎✈🗼 #huskiesabroad #semesteratsea #isaabroad #USAC #facultyled #theworldawaits #discoverit #pavlishonorscollege #wherewillyougo #livewithoutregrets #learnwithoutborders #iamunic @isaabroad @studyabroadusac @globalsemesters
September 19, 2017 - The #michigantech #studyabroad fair is this Thursday 10-2! Meet program reps and students! #huskiesabroad
September 16, 2017 - Another great celebration comes to a close. We hope you had as much fun as we did! #theparadeofnations #michigantech #youarewelcomehere
July 4, 2017 - Happy 4th of July! How are you celebrating? Post a festive photo and tag us to enter to win a #theParadeofNations 2017 t-shirt! This year's #PON takes place on September 16th and the theme is "Think globally, celebrate locally." #HBDAmerica #redwhiteandblue #fourthofjuly
June 22, 2017 - It's summertime in the #Keweenaw, Huskies! Where are you spending yours? #breakers #wishyouwerehere #sunsets #mtustudents
May 19, 2017 - Check out the new #michigantechIPS website, you might even spot yourself in one of the photos. #michigantech #mtustudents #huskiesabroad
May 2, 2017 - Mark your calendars! #theparadeofnations is coming to the #keweenawpeninsula on September 16th! #thinkglobally #celebratelocally #michigantech
April 29, 2017 - And the ceremony begins. Congratulations from IPS to all of the Spring 2017 graduates! We are so proud and excited to see where you go next. #mtugrad
April 26, 2017 - Adventure is the best way to learn -- feed your hunger for knowledge and adventure by studying abroad! #michigantech #studyabroad #adventure #travel
April 14, 2017 - Looks like the Easter Bunny arrived early...Hurry to campus to find the Easter eggs before they are gone. Keep an eye out for the elusive GOLDEN eggs! #mtustudents #michigantech #americantraditions #mtusurprise
April 13, 2017 - This part of the school year may be the hardest: saying goodbye. Time goes so fast and we are glad the memories made at Michigan Tech will be with you for a lifetime! #exchangestudent #studyabroad #michigantech
March 30, 2017 - Have you ever thought about going to Thailand? If you haven't, you should! USAC has a program in Chiang Mai that has internships and volunteering opportunities for many fields! If you go in the spring you can participate in Loy Krathong, which is the Flyjng Lantern Festival! For more information head to the IPS office (200 Administration building) or email us at Photo credit: USAC #michigantech #studyabroad #thailand🇹🇭 #exploretheworld #studyabroadusac
March 29, 2017 - Looking for a new adventure? Check out USAC's program in Accra, Ghana! You can volunteer and work with kids of the community! Or you could enjoy some of the cultural events like the Homowo Festival or Oguaa Fetu Afahye. For more information come into our office or email us at Photo credit: USAC #studyabroad #adventure #accraghana #michigantech