Connect @ Widener

Staff, students, and community members all work hard to make Widener a warm and welcoming place for all students. Take advantage of the numerous opportunities listed below to get the most out of your experience as an international student at Widener University!

ISS Programs

ISS is pleased to offer activities every semester! These programs range from fun trips to Philadelphia, New York, Longwood Gardens, and horseback riding farms to on-campus activities like festivals and intercultural communication workshops. ISS also partners with International Club to highlight culture on campus. In the past we have celebrated food day with Bread around the World, created art at the Community Arts Center, and made dumplings for Chinese/Lunar New Year.

International Education Week

Every year for a week in November, ISS and Widener University celebrate International Education Week! Activities include restaurant trips, dancing lessons, movie screenings, guest speakers, and are concluded with a large multicultural fair in the University Center.

Cultural Immersions

Every year multiple cultural immersions are offered to take small groups of students to learn about different cultures. Week long trips in the past have included learning about immigration in Miami, human/civil rights in Atlanta, and the Gullah/Geechee Nation in Georgia and South Carolina. The longer trips normally occur over Spring Break or the week before graduation. Shorter cultural immersions/day trips are also offered throughout the semester and are normally free or offered at very little cost. Day trips in the past have included Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., and Lancaster, PA.

International Club

International Club is one of the best ways to get involved on campus. IC offers volunteer opportunities and monthly meetings to learn about other cultures and helps sponsor fun cultural events on campus. Their events have included bringing a Japanese drum circle to campus, the annual International Gala, and raising awareness about food access.

Saudi Club

Saudi Club is a fun group of Saudi students that holds events for Ramadan and other cultural celebrations. They often have great food and tea and bring color to any event.