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. For more information about the events and locations, check the Facebook page WMU International. Email questions to

Summer 2018 Activities

  • International student puts a tulip in her hair at the Holland Tulip Festival.

    International students enjoy the local Michigan culture at the Holland Tulip Time Festival.

    Welcome Lunch—Join International Student Activities and CELCIS for a welcome lunch for new international students. Free and open to the public.
  • Trip to Holland— Join International Student Activities for a trip to Holland, MI for the Tulip Time Festival which celebrates Dutch heritage, traditional dance, shows and thousands of tulips.

  • 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. 

  • International Night with the Kalamazoo Growlers— Join International Student Activities for an evening of baseball, ballpark food, music and fireworks. 
  • Ice Cream Social—Join International Student Activities for free ice cream, raffles and games. Open to the public.
  • Beach Trip— Join International Student Activities for a trip to the beach in Saugatuck or South Haven.
  • Blueberry Picking— Join International Student Activities for an afternoon of blueberry picking at Brookside Farms in Ostego, MI.



  • International student holds flag from his home-country during the Annual Homecoming Parade of Flags

    The annual Parade of Flags is a display of the diversity of the Western Michigan University student body, faculty and staff.

    Parade of Flags—Fall
  • International Education Week—Fall
  • Farmer's Market—Fall
  • Halloween Dance—Fall
  • Trip to Chicago—Fall
  • Ski Trip—Spring
  • International Festival—Spring
  • International Ball—Spring
  • Trip to Holland—Summer
  • Baseball Game—Summer
  • International Soccer Game—Summer
  • Welcome Parties—Year-round 
  • Socials—Year-round