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International Activities, Events & Programs

Get involved with events and activities coordinated by the International Center during your time at Norwich University! The International Center plans a series of on- and off-campus events which are typically FREE for international students! Current students receive monthly e-mails with details on upcoming events and how to sign-up for them.

For more information about events and programs through the International Center, please check out the links below.  Have an ideas for a program, feel free to contact us.

Global Campus

Welcome Events

New to campus and eager to meet fellow students or returning from the summer break? The International Center hosts special events at the beginning of each semester to help students meet each other and reconnect.

Educations Abroad Fairs

Explore the many options Norwich has available for you to study, intern, volunteer, and work abroad. Find out which overseas adventure is the perfect one for you! There is an education abroad fair near the beginning of each semester.

Semester Events

The International Center coordinates fun and interesting events throughout the semester to engage students in cultural specific ways.

End of the Year Cook Out & Graduation Party

Take a break from studying for final exams and come down to Disney Field for an end of the year cook out! The International Center is hosting this luncheon on Reading Day for international students! Graduating international students will be honored at this event.

President’s Dinner

Join President Schneider and distinguished guests including international staff and faculty for a special dinner held in honor of the international students and scholars at Norwich University!  International students are encouraged to wear traditional dress to this special event.


The International Center co-sponsors on-campus activities and events with the Inter-Cultural Student Organization (ISO) for the entire Norwich Community! This student organized club brings together students from different lifestyles with the goal of internationalizing the campus. For more information on ISO click here (hyperlink should lead to ISO main page listed below).

International Education Week

Norwich University proudly celebrates International Education Week with a series of activities, programs and events with the goal of engaging our campus community. The International Center coordinates with schools, departments, clubs and more to offer fun and hands-on activities to promote international opportunities. Previous programming included: international themed meals in the chow hall, foreign films, exchange student presentations, a cooking demonstration with the New England Culinary Institute, and more!

The Norwich campus community is gearing up for a week of fun, informative and engaging events for the 2015 International Education Week from November 15th-20th.

SAGE Education Abroad Conference

If you’ve recently returned from abroad or are hoping to travel in the future, this conference is for you! Attend workshops and panels that will help you take your incredible experience abroad and apply it to your goals during and after university. The conference also includes a photo contest, raffles, and a mini-study abroad fair. Registration for the 2016 SAGE Education Abroad Conference will open in December of 2015.

Off-Campus Excursions


The International Center offers regular monthly off-campus shopping trips to Burlington’s Church Street shopping district or the Berlin Mall.

Cultural Outings

International students and scholars have the opportunity to partake in special monthly cultural excursions. Each month the International Center organizes a fun trip to a local event, activity or place of interest! Previous trips have included a Haunted Corn Maze for Halloween, a chocolate bar cooking class, Burlington’s annual Mardi Gras celebration and a visit to a Vermont Maple Sugar Shack.

Community & Campus Engagement

Passport to the World

Share your country and culture with local American middle school students through the Passport to the World program! This fun and interactive program is coordinated with the Bridges’ After School Program at Northfield Middle and High School! The International Center helps you prepare for your program and provides transportation to and from the school. This is a great opportunity to get involved in your new community!

Alternative Breaks

The International Center offers scholarships for international students who sign-up for an alternative break coordinated by the Center for Civic Engagement. The week long alternative break is an opportunity for students to get involved in a local community through a series of hands on volunteer projects. Previous alternative break destinations include central Vermont and New York City. Students submit an essay to the International Center for the scholarship but must apply directly to the Center for Civic Engagement for a spot on alternative break team.

Intercultural Student Organization (ISO)

Get involved on campus with the Intercultural Student Organization (ISO)! This club holds bi-weekly meetings and explores different cultures and traditions through games, movies and food!
2014/2015 ISO activities include a Halloween party with pumpkin’ carving contest, a Chinese lantern event and the upcoming Holi Color Festival!

The organization is open to all students and scholars, both international and domestic, civilian and corps at Norwich University. For more information about ISO and its events please e-mail

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