Events and Activities

The International Student Activities office plans numerous service-learning, cultural and recreational activities to help international students engage with the campus and local community. Email questions to intl-actassist@wmich.edu

International and domestic students enjoy a local Tulip festival in Michigan.

International and domestic students travel each summer to enjoy Holland's Tulip Festival.

September 2017 Activities

  • Fall 2017 Welcome Party—Join International Student Activities and CELCIS for a welcome party for new international students. Free and open to the public.
  • Ice Cream Social—Join International Student Activities for free ice cream, raffles and games. Open to the public.
  • Ladies Sports Club—Join the ladies of International Student Activities, campus and the community for an hour of working out. Free and open to the public. 
  • Let's go to Bronco Bash!—Join International Student Activities in exploring Bronco Bash, a huge WMU event where students can learn about different groups and programs on campus. Free and open to the public.
  • WMU students compete to see who has the best chopsticks skills during International Education Week.

    WMU students compete to see who has the best chopsticks skills during International Education Week.

    Local Global Farmers Market—Browse and shop at an on-campus market that features local farmers, producers and artisans. Free and open to the public.
  • Saugatuck Trip—Join International Student Activities in traveling to Saugatuck, Michigan, a popular beach-town on Lake Michigan. Registration required; open to the public.

October 2017 Activities

  • Ladies Sports Club—Join the ladies of International Student Activities, campus and the community for an hour of working out. Free and open to the public. 
  • Local Global Farmers Market—Browse and shop at an on-campus market that features local farmers, producers and artisans. Free and open to the public.
  • Pokemon GO Safari—Join International Student Activities, the Kalamazoo Pokémon League and the World at Western Council as we host a Pokémon Go campus adventure. Free and open to the public.
  • Parade of Flags—Get involved with the annual Parade of Flags, a colorful display of multicultural diversity on the WMU campus that precedes the WMU Homecoming football game.
  • Learn and Play Sessions—Join other families in the community for story telling, learning songs, and other activities related to literacy and play at the Dorothy McGinnis Reading Center. Free and open to 2 - 5 year old children accompanied by a parent.
  • Secretary of State Day—Meet with the Michigan Secretary of State on the WMU campus to get a driver's license or identification card or access other services. Free and open to the public. 
  • Western World Cup—Compete for the title of Western World Cup Soccer Champions! Co-hosted by Aspiras, the event will also collect soccer items for distribution by Aspiras to children in low income soccer clubs in the Dominican Republic. Registration is $5 per player; open to WMU students, staff and facult. To register, complete a registration form
  • Hot Apple Cider Social—Join International Student Activities for free hot apple cider, raffles and games. Open to the public.

November 2017 Activities

  • Chicago Trip—Join International Student Activities in traveling to Chicago, one of the largest cities in the United States. Registration required; open to the public.
  • Pokemon GO Safari—Join International Student Activities, the Kalamazoo Pokémon League and the World at Western Council as we host a Pokémon Go campus adventure. Free and open to the public.
  • International Education Week—Join the WMU campus in a week-long series of events and activities that celebrate our globally-engaged campus. Free and open to the public.
  • Ladies Sports Club—Join the ladies of International Student Activities, campus and the community for an hour of working out. Free and open to the public. 
  • Learn and Play Sessions—Join other families in the community for story telling, learning songs, and other activities related to literacy and play at the Dorothy McGinnis Reading Center. Free and open to 2 - 5 year old children accompanied by a parent.
  • Hot Chocolate Social—Join International Student Activities for free hot chocolate, raffles and games. Open to the public.