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International Programs & Services

UMass Lowell’s array of programs and services helps students to discover new ways to connect, learn, grow and succeed.

Students at the first-ever Cultural Carnivale in University Crossing in April 2017.

Navigating through the maze of resources can be challenging and knowing where to start is a common question, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the landscape or university culture. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) helps to guide you through these and other common situations while also helping you ‘find your place’ on campus.

OMA can provide:

  • a safe place to process experiences, situations, or events
  • support to work through common communication gaps or misinterpretations
  • help on navigating the university system in culturally relevant ways
  • ways to strengthen personal success and connections to important resources on and off campus
  • culturally relevant strategies to address discrimination, racism, and bias incidents
  • community building opportunities

Upcoming Events

In the tabs below you'll find some of our Upcoming Events. For more information please contact us.

OMA offers summer programs and events for all students staying on campus this summer! See below for the 2019 schedule.

SUMMER KICK-OFF ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, May 31 from 3-5 p.m. in Saab ETIC Atrium, North Campus.
Free ice cream and chances to win tickets to the below trips

END OF RAMADAN EID AL-FITR CELEBRATION
Wednesday, June 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Saab ETIC Atrium, North Campus.
Come and join in the celebration of end of Ramadan

KAYAKING AT UMASS LOWELL BOATHOUSE
Friday, June 7 from 4-6 p.m. Afternoon Paddle and 7-9 p.m., Sunset Paddle at the UMass Lowell Boathouse.
Join us for a leisurely paddle on Lowell’s beautiful Merrimack River.
Afternoon Paddle Online Sign-up
Sunset Paddle Online Sign-up

TOUR OF CAMBRIDGE
Come and take a look at the city of Cambridge and Harvard University.
Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Cambridge, Mass.
Cambridge Tour Online Sign-up

CRICKET WORLD CUP PAKISTAN V. INDIA
Sunday, June 16 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in University Suites Room 106A

HIKING WITH CAMPUS RECREATION OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TEAM
Enjoy a full range of New England mountain ecosystem in one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world.
Sunday, June 23 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. in Mt. Monadnock, N.H.
Mt. Monadnock Hiking Online Sign-up

SOCCER NIGHT
Friday, June 28 from 6-8 p.m. on the East Campus Fields.
Soccer Night Online Sign-up

CAMPING TRIP WITH CAMPUS RECREATION OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TEAM
July 5-7 in Franconia Notch State Park, N.H.
Go for a long weekend in one of the best settings New Hampshire for Camping and hiking Cannon Mountain or Lonesome Lake!
Camping Online Sign-up

ROCK CLIMBING WITH CAMPUS RECREATION OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TEAM
Sunday, July 14 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Gloucester, Mass.
Rock Climbing Online Sign-up

HAMPTON BEACH TRIP
Saturday July 20 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. in Hampton Beach, N.H.
Hampton Beach Online Sign-up

LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL
July 26-29 in Downtown Lowell

BIKE RIDE WITH CAMPUS RECREATION OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TEAM
Sunday, August 4 from 1-6 p.m. in Lowell
Bike Ride Online Sign-up

  • Orientation and International Student Resource Fair
  • City of Lowell Tours, Campus Tours
  • Pair Up Program: a partnership program that pairs international students with domestic students in bridging culture and enhancing community through an interactive learning process.
  • Culture Shock Talks Series
  • Professional Development Series
  • International Education Week: Clubs can apply for an OMA grant to help sponsor a program during IEW.
  • Community Building Events
  • Campus Recreation Center Trips
  • Winter Clothing Drive
  • Holiday celebrations (Pumpkin Carving, Thanksgiving Dinner, Holi, Chinese New Year and more)
  • OMA Senior Send Off

Resources for International Students

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