International Center Blog

Providing International Perspectives About Learning and Living at UM-Flint

Follow the Wyatt Exploration Program in London!

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Each year, the Wyatt Exploration Program provides a unique and exciting opportunity for students and faculty to join together in the intellectual exploration of the human past. Organized by the Department of History with financial support from the Wyatt Endowment, the program focuses on the history and culture of a specific place or on a

Stages of Study Abroad While Abroad….By Zena Elkady

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There are 4 stages you go through when you study abroad: 1) Honeymoon Stage: This stage starts as soon as you step off the plane. After the sadness of parting from your family and the frustration to plan your study abroad, you have FINALLY arrived. You feel happy and excited to be in a new

Greetings from Poland….By Zena Elkady

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My favorite time of any new life event is ORIENTATION; whether it is a conference, a new job or a university admission procedure. Orientation week at Kozminski University was no different. From day one, the facilitators of ESN (Erasmus Student Nation) did not leave us a moment of recovery. From informational sessions and breakfast in

Experiencing the Presidential Election at UM-Flint: Lu

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In 2016, I knew that I could expect certain experiences about the US Presidential Election. However, I didn’t anticipate that one of the debates between two important candidates from the Democratic Party – Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – would be held so closely to where I live! Plus, UM-Flint was one of the partners of

More Than A Day of Expression: Menusha

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is a prominent figure in the world of Civil Rights Movement and he successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. Every year, his birthday is observed on the third Monday of January. After some research on this American federal holiday, I found out that President Ronald Reagan initially signed

Black History Month: Nubwa

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The month of February is a busy month. There are so many activities, such as Grammy’s, and holidays, such as Presidents’ Day. But what makes February an important month especially in America is that it is Black History Month. Black History Month is important because it is America’s way of committing and respecting the history

My New Chapter: Poland! By Zena Elkady

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Hi! My name is Zena and I am a junior at the University of Michigan-Flint, majoring in Marketing and Communications. I am also an International Student Ambassador working in the International Center.   I came to the United States from Egypt two and a half years ago, and it has been an adventure ever since!

Ice Skating Downtown: Lu

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I always have faith that our University is getting better and better since more and more good things have been happening. And the re-opening of the Ice Rink at the UM-Flint Pavilion was one of the most exciting ones! Especially for international students who came from the countries that located at lower altitudes, and most of

Music and Mud: Menusha

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When the halls of the residence hall start to get quieter and when the school parking lot starts looking empty – homesickness will slowly creep in. To escape this emptiness on campus, Zena and I decided to hit the road and travel. Our ultimate goal is to hike the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. (It took

Intercultural Leadership Seminar: Nubwa

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Intercultural Leadership Seminar (ILS) was life changing, it was by far the best seminar that I ever attended. I made good lasting friendships with people I never thought I would. It empowered me to be a leader on campus. It showed and taught me so much about different cultures and how accepting of others is