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Opportunities for Returnees

Returnees  
iFriend is a cultural exchange program that allows students to learn about other cultures and make new friends.  American students are grouped with international students, and pairs meet once per week for 8 weeks to discuss cultural topics and participate in cultural activities.  Registration opens at the beginning of each long semester (Fall or Spring). To be put on an interest list, email ICPrograms@utdallas.edu.

iEngage is a weekly conversation class with a cultural twist!  Sessions are held on Tuesday afternoons throughout the semester from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Check the Comet Calendar for session topics and dates. All students are welcome!

International Week (iWeek) is a tradition that celebrates the cultural diversity of UT Dallas. Events typically include a showcase of cultures, a brew house with tea and coffee from around the world, henna, a global talent show, and more.  iWeek is held every April and offers many opportunities to get involved and volunteer.  For more information, visit the iWeek website.
The Peace Corps Prep Program is a special opportunity for UT Dallas undergraduate students to combine their coursework, volunteer service, and hands-on experience while advancing toward a certificate offered by Peace Corps.  Students enrolled in the Peace Corps Prep Program will be better prepared to serve as Peace Corps volunteers in the future or to work in any other global setting.  The program identifies four core competencies that each undergraduate student needs to build before graduation.
  • Training and Work Experience
  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • Intercultural Competence (including study abroad)
  • Foreign Language Skills
To learn more, visit the Peace Corps Prep Program website.
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