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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Friday - Today, Michigan Tech Chinese students brought “Passport to the World” to the Houghton elementary 5th grade students! #MTUPassportToTheWorld #michigantech #international #culturalexchange #upperpeninsula
September 21 - 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 - The #michigantech #studyabroad fair is this Thursday 10-2! Meet program reps and students! #huskiesabroad
September 16 - Another great celebration comes to a close. We hope you had as much fun as we did! #theparadeofnations #michigantech #youarewelcomehere
July 4 - 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 - It's summertime in the #Keweenaw, Huskies! Where are you spending yours? #breakers #wishyouwerehere #sunsets #mtustudents
May 19 - Check out the new #michigantechIPS website, you might even spot yourself in one of the photos. #michigantech #mtustudents #huskiesabroad
May 2 - Mark your calendars! #theparadeofnations is coming to the #keweenawpeninsula on September 16th! #thinkglobally #celebratelocally #michigantech
April 29 - 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 - Adventure is the best way to learn -- feed your hunger for knowledge and adventure by studying abroad! #michigantech #studyabroad #adventure #travel
April 14 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
March 25 - That concludes our trip to South America - we hope you enjoyed the live snapshots of our study abroad sites in #Florianópolis, Brazil and #Montevideo, Uruguay! Now we leave you with just one question...what will be your next adventure? Come to #IPS to start planning! #youradventureawaits #tuaventurateespera #livefromabroad #huskiesabroad
March 24 - Okay, if the culture and academic environment of our new #USAC site in #Montevideo didn't sell you...we hope the food will! #Uruguay is known for it's agricultural industry. Combined with its Italian and German influences and extensive vineyards, our study abroad students will find themselves in a culinary oasis! A typical Sunday for Uruguayans includes time spent with family enjoying a wood-fire #parrillada (barbecue) like this one. #livefromUruguay #latinamerica @studyabroadusac
March 23 - Are you interested in studying abroad and learning about rural or public health? While you are abroad do you want to volunteer as a tutor for local children? Then check out USAC's program in Bangalore India! To learn more go to or email All photo credit goes to USAC. #usac #india #studyabroad #michigantech
March 22 - IPS continues #livefromUruguay with a snapshot of our new #USAC campus at Universidad ORT in Montevideo. The ORT is one of the most prestigious private universities in #Uruguay and features high tech labs and classrooms, lots of green courtyards and patios, and a great location. You can go from the classroom to the beach in just 10 minutes - come to IPS to talk about being one of our first Huskies in 🇺🇾 !
March 20 - Welcome to Montevideo, home to our newest #USAC study abroad program! Known as the "Switzerland of Latin America," this is a vibrant and modern city that allows for immersion in Spanish language and culture while enjoying a relaxed coastal lifestyle. #livefromUruguay #smallcountrybigculture #morecowsthanpeople #offthebeatenpath #latinamerica #huskiesabroad
March 19 - This week IPS is taking you to #Montevideo, #Uruguay for a sneak peek of our new study abroad program opening this fall...stay tuned! #tchauBrazil #holaUruguay #comingsoon #livefromUruguay #USAC @studyabroadusac