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Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups

The Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups are an opportunity to meet other UMN students from a variety of colleges, majors, and nationalities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During a group’s weekly discussion, you will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on a various topics including friendship/relationships, taboos and stereotypes, culture shock, educational systems around the world, and much more. ISSS has facilitated these groups for more than 30 years.


All UMN students (international and domestic) can join one of the six (6) Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups being formed for Spring 2017. Each group will meet weekly in mid-February through the first week of May:

Minneapolis Campus (Blegen Hall, West Bank)
Wednesday: 2-4 p.m.
Thursday: 1-3 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. 
Friday: 2-4 p.m. or 2:30-4:30 p.m.

St. Paul Campus 
Monday: 2:30-4 p.m.

The St. Paul group will be co-facilitated by Laura Dupont-Jarrett, Chief of Staff for the Associate Dean of Academic Program's Faculty Affairs (CFANS).

Get more info about the discussion groups! 

February, 2017