The Office of International Programs offers several programs and activities for international students, for the larger campus and outside community to promote diversity issues from a global perspective. In addition to the following annual events, OIP supports and facilitates activities and events that students can participate in throughout the year. If you are interesting in learning more and or being involved, please contact Thomas Lavenir, Assistant Director for International Student and Scholar Services, at 540-568-7314, or stop by JMAC 6, Suite 23.
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2012 Spring Semester Activities & Events
The goal of this program is to assist new international students with cultural adjustments and transitional factors in this new part of the world. It is a two-day orientation program held to provide an overview of the University, immigration matters and policies as well as a wonderful means to make new friends.
Transitions has its own web site within the oIP site. Please click on the following link to visit: www.jmu.edu/international/transitions.
Madison International Program
The Madison International program is a Living-Learning Community meant to challenge residents to connect in community, to integrate global and local issues, and to act with intercultural competence. Residents experience community connections, integrate global and local issues, and act with intercultural competence. Please click on the following link to learn more about it: www.jmu.edu/international/mip.
IWeek - International Week at JMU
International Week is held each September. Bazaars, speakers, musicians, performers, etc. come to James Madison University to share cultural flavor and education.
IWeek has its own web site within the oIP site. Please click on the following link to visit: www.jmu.edu/international/iweek.
ICW - International Career Week!
International Student and Scholar Services and Career and Academic Planning partner together to offer an annual International Career Week in order to address the different concerns and issues that international students may have and face when applying for a job in the U.S. as well as assisting US citizens who are looking to work outside of the country.
International Career Week has its own web site within the oIP site. Please click on the following link to visit: www.jmu.edu/international/icw.
ISLC - International Student Leadership Conference
JMU and Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) partner together to offer an annual leadership conference to international students studying at universities in the United States. Various workshops focused on leadership development are combined with evening activities and a special keynote speaker. Students from a five-state regional area attend this conference.
The International Student Leadership Conference has its own web site within the oIP site. Please click on the following link to visit: www.jmu.edu/international/islc.