Global Engagement Lounge (GEL)

Global Engagement Lounge (GEL)

GEL is a unique place where you can meet other international and domestic students, enjoy interactive activities and transform your Illinois experience. All are welcome! Cosponsored by OIIR-IE, AACC and Office of Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Fall 2019 Schedule
Time: 5:30-7pm, Wednesday
Location: Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana

September 18     Ask Americans Anything!

Have you always had questions about American culture, academic expectation, living on and off campus, student organizations, home life, holidays, and more? Come to the first Wednesday's GEL where you can have a safe space to Ask Americans Anything!

October 9           Ask International Students Anything!

Interested in studying abroad? Wondering about the student life in another country? Wanting to get connected with our international students on campus and having a safe space to Ask International Students Anything? Join us on 10/9 at GEL!

October 30         International Candy Tasting

Come and explore some popular American Halloween candies and bring some from your culture to share. Explore popular sweets and treats from around the world and learn from McKinleys Dietitian how to use mindfulness when indulging in treats! 

November 20     International Games

Interested in playing some board games and recharging before the end of the semester? We have Monopoly, Parcheesi, Scramble, Sudoku, Go, Chess, Checkers, Cirkis, Mah Jong, Tsuro, Balderdash, Carrom, Ramen Fury, Kodama, Sushi Go Party, and many more. You are welcome to bring your own board games too. Dinner is provided.