International Programs and Services

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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