International Students: Lunch and Conversation—Idioms!

The phrase “Kill two birds with one stone” is an idiom…but what is an idiom? In simple terms, an idiom is a sentence that does not make sense just by looking at the words, but still has meaning that is understood by the speakers and listeners. You might be thinking, “why should I care about […]

Bridge to Nowhere Hike

Pack a lunch, slather on the sunblock, and celebrate the lovely spring weather with a hike in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars! The Bridge to Nowhere hike is a moderate 5 mile (10 mile round trip) walk through beautiful scenery to an abandoned and out-of-place bridge […]

Taste of Culture: Eid’e Nowruz (Iranian New Year)

Although having Iranian and religious Zoroastrian origins, Eid’e Nowruz has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin, and the Balkans. Marking the beginning of spring, Nowruz honors the cyclical, renewing quality of nature. Enjoy snacks and a traditional haft-seen in the 535 Lobby while supplies […]

Holi Festival

Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is a Hindu spring festival in India and Nepal signifying the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. It is a festive day to meet, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. At the Holi Festival, we’ll […]

Huntington Library Field Trip

A popular tourist stop and one of Southern California’s must-see cultural destinations, this 207-acre complex was once the private estate of railroad magnate Henry Huntington and is home to a library collection of rare books and manuscripts, a special 18th century art collection, and 12 stunning specialized gardens representing different parts of the world (Japan, […]

International Students: “Ace That Interview” Workshop

Led by Career Services, this session will focus on skills needed to ace your interviews. Get ready for the CPT/OPT season and do not miss this important workshop!   Cost: FREE! Bring your lunch and please do not be late! Meet: Building 535, Room 152 

Taste of Culture: Lunar New Year

2019 is the Year of the Pig, sharing this title with the years 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2006. The Office of International Student Services invites you to join in the celebrations occurring around the world in China, Hong Kong, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Tibet, and Vietnam by enjoying some traditional snacks. They […]

International Students: CPT, OPT, & H1-B Regulations

This incredibly important workshop will cover all employment eligibility regulations with regards to Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training (including STEM OPT). Adam Green, Immigration Attorney at the Law Offices of Adam Green, will then present a special session on the topic of H1B visas. Required for all KGI international students.  Cost: FREE! KGI […]

International Students: Lunch and Conversation—Thanksgiving Potluck

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal and give thanks for the good things in their lives. This special L&C session will have us celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays together with a fun potluck! Faculty and staff will bring some traditional foods, and the Office of […]

International Education Week: International Women in STEM

This event is being co-hosted by Keck Graduate Institute with Harvey Mudd College, and is sponsored by STEM Inc. @KGI, as part of a series of events around the Claremont Colleges for International Education Week. Join us to hear personal journeys directly from professional women in the STEM field who come from international backgrounds. As part […]