University Relations

For International Students

Service-Learning 101 for International Students:
This workshop is for international students who are taking a course that requires service-learning or has an option to do service-learning, and focuses on helping you increase your self-confidence and your ability to have a successful service-learning experience. As a participant in this session, you will learn:

  • what service-learning is and how it differs from volunteering
  • what the benefits of service-learning are, especially for international students
  • how to select and connect with an organization to do your service-learning with
  • what a typical application process at an organization entails
  • tips for interviewing for your service-learning position and making sure it's a good match for your skills, interests, and availability
  • how to get to your organization using public transportation
  • how to appropriately handle potential situations that might arise during your service-learning experience.

If you do not see any training sessions below, please check back later!

To request a disability-related accommodation please contact the Center for Community-Engaged Learning at (612) 626 - 2044 or at least two weeks prior to the event.

Community Engagement: The What, The Why, and The How To's for a Successful Experience as an International Student
This workshop is for international students who are interested in volunteering. Are you looking for opportunities to build your resume, gain valuable experience, get to know people beyond the University community, practice your English speaking skills, and do meaningful community work? Please join us for a discussion on how to successfully get involved in a local Twin Cities community organization as an international student. We will cover the following topics:
  • What does volunteering in the United States look like and what are its benefits
  • How to find and connect with organizations you can volunteer with
  • What the volunteer application process includes
  • Practice interviewing for your volunteer position and making sure it's good match for your skills, interests and availability
  • Using public transportation to get to your community organization
  • Potential scenarios/situations that could arise during community work and how to handle them most appropriately

If you do not see any training sessions below, please check back later!