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

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, both virtually and in-person.

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.

    • Pair up Kick off : September 6, 2024, Location - Moloney, Time - 6-8 p.m.
    • Pair up Gathering: September 13, 2024, Location - Moloney, Time - 4-5 p.m.
    • Job searching/Resume Presentation: September 19, 2024, Location -  ETIC 100-L2 Perry Atrium, Time - 5-6 p.m.
    • Apple/Pumpkin Picking: September 28, 2024, Time : 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Early access to the career fair STEM: October 3, 2024, Location - TBD, Time - 5 p.m. and onwards
    • Pair up Gathering Public Speaking Skills: October 11, 2024, Location - Moloney Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
    • Leveraging your Linkedin: October 23rd, 2024,  Location - Moloney, Time: 5 p.m. and onwards
    • Pair up Gathering(Homesickness Imposter syndrome) : November 8th, 2024, Location - Moloney, Time: 4-5:30 p.m
    • Winter weather Clothes Drive: October 1st to October 31st, 2024, Location - Donation bin in University Crossing, Time 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Free on Three: September12th, October 17th, November 7, 2024, Location -  University Crossing 3rd floor, Time: 5-7 p.m.
    • Cultural Shock talks: September10th , September 17th, September 24th ,  October1st, 2024 Location - Social Justice Center 370, Time: 1-2 p.m. 
    • English Conversation Practice session: September 10th, September 17th, September 24th, October 1st, 2024, Location - Social justice center 370 University Crossing, Time 2-3 p.m.

    • New International Student Orientation
    • New International Student Welcome Guide
    • New International Student Resource Series
      • Future dates to follow soon
    • Pair Up Program: a partnership program that pairs international students with domestic students in bridging culture and enhancing community through an interactive learning process. Meetings are biweekly both in-person and virtual.
    • Community Building Events
    • International Education Week
    • Campus Recreation Center Trips
    • Winter Clothing Drive
    • Holiday celebrations (Pumpkin Carving, Holi, Chinese New Year and more)
    • Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Senior Send Off (spring semester)
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