Local families invite students and scholars, and their families, to join them for dinner on major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Such could also be on any other occasion mutually agreed to. They could also invite students to join them for a concert or other special event, hiking, skiing, or other activity. When requested by Office of Global Engagement (OGE), they may also provide a temporary place to stay in Cache Valley until housing arrangements are made.
Contact: Manijeh Nouraei (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Students will enjoy visits to national parks, ice skating, snowshoeing and skiing in the winter, hiking and canoeing during the summer and fall. Some activities our students enjoyed over the past year also include sledding, sleigh ride at Hardware Ranch, and ice fishing. See also IFP hiking program below.
Contact: Jack Greene
CONVERSATION GROUPS & RESOURCES
These are organized on a regular basis share cultures and focus on helping students practice their English with American USU students as well as members of the community.
Contact: Debi Evans (email@example.com)
These are held to bring larger groups of students and members of the community together. They include activities like the International Student Banquet, other International festivals, hiking, back-to-school party, and other get-togethers.
Contact: Kirk Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
OFFICE OF GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT
The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) provides services and support for USU’s international, degree-seeking students and scholars; sponsored programs, including immigration services; international admissions; and study abroad opportunities. OGE promotes USU’s globalization and diversity by welcoming students from around the world, and sending domestic students to over 150 partner institutions in 50 countries, creating a global network on and off campus that thrives with multi-cultural perspectives, languages, awareness, and acceptance.
International students and their families, community member and friends are invited to come enjoy our spectacular outdoors. The group meets at Aggie Ice Cream parking lot for carpooling. Hikers are advised to bring your own water and snacks. Bring your own lunch for longer hikes beginning in June. It is participant’s responsibility to be sure the hike is within their ability and stamina, and to have adequate clothing, food, water, and sun protection. If raining on Saturday, the hike will be rescheduled for Sunday, subject to a leader being available for the hike. Coordinators are Nathan and Chris Hult, 435-764-1961, 435-764-2678, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER
The English Language Center of Cache Valley, Inc., teaches English, basic life skills, U.S. Citizenship preparation, and employment education to adult speakers of other languages. These services act as a catalyst for real education-based change leading to opportunities for individual and community prosperity, self-sufficiency, and cultural integration. USU International students and adult family members are welcome to attend.
Located at 1544 N 200 W, Logan. For further information, contact the following: email@example.com (435) 750-6534.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (IELI)
Since 1972, Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) has created a supportive and engaging environment that promotes the development of linguistic and academic skills and intercultural competence necessary for international students, scholars and professionals to be successful in their academic pursuits at USU and become independent citizens and leaders in a constantly changing world. IELI is passionate about student-teacher relationships for mutual development in and beyond the classroom, respectful and inclusive environment offering opportunity for diverse perspectives, promoting student autonomy and leadership through collaborative projects and activities, engaged learning for success in local and global communities, and continued professional and personal growth.