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Ask a Wildcat: Totally Tucson- RESCHEDULED TO Wed, Oct 1 from 5:30-7 pm
La Aldea Community Room
What kinds of activities and foods are totally Tucson? Learn fun facts about the city and get insider tips on favorite Tucson spots. Plus, eat a famous Sonoran hot dog as mentioned in the New York Times (vegetarian options available). Sign up here.

Trip to Tucson Meet Yourself Festival - Friday, Oct 10 from 4-7 pm
Meet at ISS
Join the Peer Integrators for a trip to Tucson Meet Yourself, Tucson's largest international festival. Try food and watch performances from all over the world! Bring $20-$25 cash for food and to take the streetcar to the event. Sign up here by Oct 3.

International Students Got Talent 3- Saturday, November 1st at 7 pm
Gallagher Theater, Student Union
Cheer on your fellow international students at this fun International Student Talent Show! Performances will include traditional/modern dance, instrumentation, vocals, and much more. Cash and gift prizes of $100, $50, and $25 awarded to top three contestants.

Thanksgiving Dinner - Friday, November 21 starting at 6 pm
Experience a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the First United Methodist Church; corner of Park & 4th St. Sponsored by the Campus Christian Center ministries. FREE! Limited to first 100 people that sign up here.

Desert Museum Trip - Saturday, December 6 from 9-3 pm
The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is a renowned indoor-outdoor museum, ranked #1 in Things to do in Tucson. Explore the desert paths or indoor exhibits and you’re sure to encounter desert animals and plants you have never seen before. Sign -up will be open soon.

Peer Integrator Program

Our Peer Integrator Team for 2014-2015 has been selected! Check back February 2015 to apply for the 2015-2016 Peer Integrator Team.

What is a Peer Integrator?

Peer Integrators (PIs) serve as leaders for the Fall and Spring International Student Orientation AND as student ambassadors for the international student community. The PI program requires a 1-year commitment from participants. PIs will provide new international students with the information needed to successfully begin their college experience by introducing new international students to the campus and its resources. In the process, PIs will develop program development, leadership, teamwork, and cross-cultural skills throughout the program. Students with international and/or intercultural experience are strongly encouraged to apply. The Peer Integrator program is open to both international and domestic students.

International Friends

International Friends, Inc. is a volunteer organization composed of Tucson community members interested in meeting, assisting, and entertaining international students. The program provides opportunities for international students and community members to make acquaintances and learn about each other's culture. Activities and programs coordinated by International Friends, Inc. provide students with a personal connection to the Tucson community. The International Friends , Inc. program is not a "live-in" hosting program. Many community members often invite their assigned international students to visit them for special holidays or traditional American celebrations.

To learn more about this organization or sign up to be a member, please visit the International Friends, Inc. website, or send an email to with your mailing address and an application will be mailed to you.

International Student Association
International Student Association (ISA) is a University of Arizona student-run organization committed to bringing together students from around the world and facilitating cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

** OUR SLOGAN ** Meet the World!

- To foster cultural diversity by building awareness of the international cultures represented in the University of Arizona community.
- To promote the celebration of diverse traditions through various social events and activities.
- To encourage exploration of local/regional culture and customs.
- To model respect for differences and the desire to learn from each other in this community.

Membership is open to ALL students (both international and domestic, undergraduate and graduate) at the University of Arizona.
There is no membership due for Fall 2013 semester.

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