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Acculturation Programs & Events

Marymount University and the International Student Services Office (ISS) are committed to a student-centered learning community that values diversity. ISS strives to further global awareness through a wide variety of intercultural and educational programs for the University community, these programs give an opportunity for students to share their rich cultures and be engaged in the University community.

Spring 2020 Major Acculturation Events


ISS Open House and Community Service

Date: January 23
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Gerard Student Lounge 1002
Description: You are invited to the Student Lounge to meet and chat with international peer advisers and staff while participating in a service activity. We will be making and packing lunches for the homeless. There will also be refreshments available for the participants. Open to all!
Sponsors: International Student Services

Monthly Pizza and Conversation
Dates: 1/30, 2/27.  4/30 

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Gerard Student Lounge 1002
Description: Come talk about topics that concern us as international students.   It's a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental atmosphere. Free pizza lunch will be provided!
Sponsor: International Student Services and Student Health Center

Lunch with the Provost and the Deans
Date: February 12

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Conference Center Ballston
Description: Meet with the Provost, Deans and Associate Deans in a friendly and casual environment. Ask them questions about your program, academic and job opportunities,  and more. Lunch will be provided.
Sponsors: International Student Services

First Friday International Coffee Hour
Date: 02/07, 03/06

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Gerard Student Lounge 1002
Description: Special I-Club coffee hour sponsored by ISS. Come and enjoy international food and participate in global discussions lead by special guest speakers.
Sponsors: International Student Services and International Club

OPT and CPT Workshops

Dates at Main Campus 
Tuesday, February 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m 
Wednesday, February 19th from 11:00 a.m, to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday March 26th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m - Recently changed to Webinar since instruction is online starting March 18th.
Dates at Ballston Center
Thursday, April 23rd from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Conference Center
Description: F-1 visa holding students must attend a workshop so they can learn about internships and employment opportunities after graduation. International student advisors will go over the application requirements and deadlines. 
Please sign up here for a session
Sponsor: International Student Services

I-20 Travel Signatures - (Cancelled due to Covid -19 response)

Contact ISS at to make a request.
Dates at Main Campus 
Friday, May 1st from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m - Gerard Student Lounge 1002 

Dates at Ballston Center
Tuesday, May 5th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Ballston Office 2012
Description: Come get your travel documents signed while also enjoying an ice cream social in the company of your peers before you leave on vacation or graduate. 
Sponsors: International Student Services



International Student Services

Gerard Hall, Room 1014
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207-4299 U.S.A.

Phone: 703-526-6922
What's app: 571-422-1009