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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.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2019: November 15 - 22 at UMass Lowell

Turkish Coffee Hour
When: Friday, November 15 from 2-5 p.m.
Where: Perry Hall 415, North Campus

ASAO Masquerade
When: Saturday, November 15 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Durgin Hall, South Campus

Interfaith Thanksgiving: Festival of Music
When: Sunday, November 17 from 3-6 p.m.
Where: Christ Church United, Dracut, Mass.

Annual Winter Clothing Drive
When: Tuesday, November 19 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Lydon Library 110, North Campus

Study Abroad Fair
When: Thursday, November 21 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: University Crossing Atrium

Annual Cultural Festival
When: Friday, November 22 from 5-9 p.m.
Where: University Crossing Atrium

  • New International Student Orientation
  • New International Student Resource Series
    • Culture Shock Talks on Fridays from 1-2 p.m. in UC255 on Sept. 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18
    • Career Workshops on Tuesdays
    • English Conversation Group (NEW!) on Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on North & South Campus
  • Pair Up Program: a partnership program that pairs international students with domestic students in bridging culture and enhancing community through an interactive learning process.
  • International Education Week
  • Community Building Events
  • Campus Recreation Center Trips
  • Winter Clothing Drive
  • Holiday celebrations (Pumpkin Carving, Holi, Chinese New Year and more)
  • OMA Senior Send Off

Resources for International Students

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.

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