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The University of Scranton sponsors several programs and organizations for international students. International clubs on campus include the International Students Club, Asian Club and Saudi Students Club.

The University of Scranton offers international students a variety of interesting activities throughout the academic year. International students are actively engaged in the International Student Club (ISC) on-campus, moderated by the OISSS. Over the years, the club has provided students with a range of exciting opportunities, such as trips, meetings, workshops and many more events. In the past, the club has had trips to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and other major cities in the Northeast United States.  Other trips over the years have included: skiing/snowboarding/tubing, Hershey Park, Whitewater Rafting, sports events, and more! The trips give students a chance to see countless attractions across major cities, while fully experiencing the American culture and way of life.  

Every week, the International Student Club has meetings where students present their own countries to other students to promote inter-cultural learning. These meetings provide students with the opportunity to socialize with people from various backgrounds over the course of a complimentary lunch and presentation,thereby encouraging greater integration between people at The University. Some of these presentations are known as the Language Exchange Program,which serves to teach members of club the very basics of another language.  

Other activities are organized on a more frequent basis. Such activities include:

Bowling, movie nights, sports matches, holiday gatherings/celebrations dinners and other informal get-togethers where students socialize and develop friendships.  

The ISC hosts a number of workshops,thus giving students pertinent information about topics such as immigration and careers in the US.  Some of these workshops are known as the Global Dialog Series, host guest speakers to talk to international students about important issues related to them.  

International students are also invited to participate in the International Friendship Program. Over holidays and breaks, some members of the faculty and staff may offer their hospitality to international students by inviting them for a meal or an event as a way of learning more about their culture.