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Student Wellness announces programs for international students

This fall, University of Delaware Student Wellness and Health Promotion will partner with UD’s Office for International Students and Scholars to offer two international student health and wellness series focused on culture, dating and relationships in the United States.

Funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant, the programs seek to help students new to American life successfully adjust and thrive during their time at UD.

During Fish Bowl, offered on Wednesdays, Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9, international students will have the opportunity to submit anonymous questions to members of Student Wellness and Health Promotion staff. While students are encouraged to submit questions, all are also welcome to simply sit in on the discussion. 

Fish Bowl will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Christiana Commons.

Snackchat with Student Wellness will also be held throughout the fall semester and will help students discover the American story, focusing on the following three main topics:

American Culture: Hollywood vs. Real Life: Sept. 28, Rodney Room of the Perkins Student Center.

Dating and Relationships in America: Oct. 26, Rodney Room of the Perkins Student Center.

Party Safe in America: Nov. 30, Perkins Student Center Gallery.

All Snackchat programs will run from 5:30-7 p.m. As the title suggests, dinner, prizes and an open environment for conversation will be provided.

No registration is necessary to attend the events.

Those with questions are welcome to contact Matt McMahon, prevention specialist at Student Wellness and Health Promotion.

About Student Wellness and Health Promotion

Student Wellness and Health Promotion at the University of Delaware works to create a foundation of wellbeing by providing Blue Hens with the wellness tools to make healthy choices that contribute to a safer UD.

About the Office for International Students and Scholars

OISS is the designated office at the University of Delaware that provides immigration advising and support services to more than 4,000 international students, scholars and family members from over 95 different countries. Throughout the year, the office also offers a series of workshops, sessions and programming events for the international community at UD.

For more information, visit the OISS website, which provides comprehensive information and resources on how to navigate issues that are most common to international students and scholars in the United States. 

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