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 intl-actassist@wmich.edu.

Summer 2019 Activities

  • a male and a female student standing in a tulip garden.Tulip Time in Holland—May 11 Come join International Student Activities to celebrate the Annual Tulip Festival and Dutch heritage in Holland, MI.
  • Champions League Watch Party—June 1 Join International Student Activities to watch European Champions League Final and connect with your fellow Broncos.
  • Western World Cup—June 15 Join International Student Activities to participate in a co-ed outdoor soccer tournament.
  • Summer Board Game Afternoon—June 19 Join International Student Activities for a fun summer afternoon with board games and snacks.
  • International Night with Kalamazoo Growlers—July 6 Join International Student Activities for an evening at Homer Stryker Field.

Spring 2019 Activities

  • Students participating in the annual Ski Trip with International Student Activities.

    Welcome Lunch— Jan. 16 Join International Student Activities and CELCIS at a welcome lunch for new international students. Free and open to the public.
  • Service Learning Series— Once per month, join International Student Activities in volunteer opportunities around the Kalamazoo community. Free for students. 

  • Ski Trip— Feb. 2 Join International Student Activities in this annual trip to Timber Ridge for winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding.
  • Rock Climbing— Feb. 8 Join International Student Activities at the Student Recreation Center to try rock climbing! Free for students.
  • Hot Chocolate Social— Feb. 12 Join International Student Activities and CELCIS at this Valentine's Day themed social. Free and open to the public.
  • USA Curling Nationals—Feb.10 Join International Student Activities at the 2019 Curling Nationals, including a special International Student Social. 
  • International Festival— March 24 Join International Student Activities in this celebration of the many cultures represented at WMU. Free entry and nominal fee for food. 
  • End of Semester Party— April 17 Join International Student Activities to spend a fun afternoon with CELCIS to celebrate the end of the semester.

OUR MOST POPULAR Activities

  • Students enjoying the photo station in their formal wear at the International Ball.

    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