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

FALL 2018 Activities

  • Students browse artisan crafts available during the Local Global Market at Sangren Mall

    Welcome Lunch—Join International Student Activities and CELCIS for a welcome lunch for new international students. 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. 

  • Local Global Market—Join International Student Activities and Kalamazoo Farmers Market to enjoy fresh, local food from all around Kalamazoo without leaving campus.
  • Parade of Flags—Join International Student Activities in this annual WMU Homecoming tradition of multicultural diversity on campus.
  • Cider & Donuts Social—Join International Student Activities and Bronco Campus Ministries for free cider, donuts, games and more. Open to the public.
  • Halloween Dance—Join International Student Activities to celebrate Halloween with dance, costumes, food and fun. 
  • Trip to Chicago—Join International Student Activities to explore Chicago,IL shopping, museums, architecture and food. 
  • International Education Week—Join International Student Activities to celebrate this week long, national initiative to promote international education and exchange worldwide.



  • 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