February 1st, 2023

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ISSS News & Events

Elevating English Proficiency at Penn


📅 Wednesday, February 1st, 6 – 7 p.m. ET

Develop strategies to express yourself better in English and learn about language resources available at Penn. This workshop will be co-facilitated by the Weingarten Center and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).


International Family, Spuses and Partners Meet & Greet 


📅 Friday, Feburary 3, 12:30 - 2:00 PM 

📍Conference Room, Suite 305, St. Leonard's Court

International students and scholars are invited to bring their family members including children, spouses or partners to this Meet & Greet event to get to know each other, talk to ISSS staff and enjoy some refreshments.


The Friends of the International Students and Scholars Service


📅 Every Thursday at noon
📍 Penn Women Center,3643 Locust Walk

Welcome Partners and Spouses of International Scholars at Penn! The friends of ISSS support international education, by fostering friendship, hospitality, and cooperation within the international community at Penn.

Please join us on Thursdays at noon at the Penn Women Center to practice English conversation with people who share these aims. 


Talk and Taste with ISSS


📅 Tuesday, Feburary 14, 3 - 4pm
📍 Conference room, Suite 305, St.Leonard's Court, 3819 Chestnut Street 

Come to ISSS for a study break, chat with our staff, and enjoy hot drinks and snacks! Please be informed that this is NOT walk-in advising.  Save the dates for this bi-weekly event: Time: 3 PM - 4 PM Dates:

  • February 14, Tuesday
  • March 1, Wednesday
  • March 16, Thursday
  • April 10, Monday
  • April 25, Tuesday
  • May 3, Wednesday 
Happening Around Campus

Let's Talk

📅 Every Tuesday,  3 - 5 PM

📍 Conference room, Suite 305, St.Leonard's Court, 3819 Chestnut Street  

Let’s Talk provides access to free and confidential drop-in conversations with a trained professional at various locations across campus. Students can talk about any stress and anxiety they are feeling, bounce around ideas, and work through their emotions.


Academics Plus 

The Weingarten Center partners with Student CounselingPenn Libraries, and International Student and Scholar Services to offer dynamic workshops for international undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

These workshops address language, culture, and resources for students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.


Chai Pe Charcha (Discussions over tea)

📅 Friday, February 3, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

📍 LGBT Center Patio - 3907 Spruce St, PA19104

Rangoli is here to welcome you all back to the Spring semester with our Chai Pe Charcha - (which translates to Discussions over tea in Hindi), a spring mixer, and tea party! Join us for some refreshing Tea, filter coffee, tasty snacks, and fun chats! Bring your friends and remember to reserve your spot! 


Chinese Queer Women's Group

This group is open to UPenn Chinese queer women who identify as ciswomen, transwomen, non-binary, and questioning. This is a Mandarin-speaking discussion group. The goal is to build a community and a safe and affirming space. Please feel free to reach out to Yupu for further information. If you would like to join, please contact Yupu for a 15-minute screening.

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