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Intercultural Program

MIC's Intercultural Program creates opportunities for MIC members and international visitors, students, and scholars to exchange perspectives about cultures and timely topics in today's world.

These opportunities include dinner visits, homestays, forums and discussions, cultural activities, and an annual special focus.

Dinner Visits

MIC invites members to host 1 -3 international guests for a dinner visit to promote cultural exchange during an in-home meal and conversation. Guests may be international students and scholars or visiting international professionals.

Student dinner visits in member homes are arranged on the 4th Saturday or Sunday of most months during the academic year, beginning in October.

Minnesota Journeys

Occasionally, MIC arranges for international students and scholars to visit communities in Greater (rural) Minnesota, and to stay in a local home. This is an opportunity for sharing cultural perspectives during a weekend.

The Role of Religion in World Affairs

Religion plays a significant role in world affairs and global events. Recognizing this role is essential to understanding today's world. Beginning in October, MIC offers a series of events and activities to explore the impact of religion on our world. This series will include visits to places of worship and hearing from leaders of various religious communities. As a nonpartisan organization, MIC is in a unique position to facilitate this learning experience and exchange of perspectives.

Dinner Discussions and Cultural Events

MIC organizes occasional dinner discussions on a specific global topic and cultural opportunities in the community for MIC participants.

To find out when specific activities are scheduled, visit the Calendar of Activities in this Website, or call MIC's Activity Line at (612) 626-6204. To receive e-mail activity announcements, international students and scholars are asked to complete a participation form. This form and the brochure "Beyond the Campus" may be requested by calling MIC at (612) 625-4421 or sending us an . There is a fee for some activities.

Minnesotans who wish to host may request further information from MIC at (612) 625-4421 or call MIC's Activity Line at (612) 626-6204.

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