Welcome to Bridges International
and a New Year at The University of Michigan!
Bridges International is here for you! We aim to help make U of M your home away from home. We have some great ways to help you do that right away as you arrive on campus.
Click below for more details on these great events:
Bridges at The University of Michigan
Bridges at the University of Michigan is here for you! From helping with the practicals of life, like getting around to stores, to enjoying one another’s holidays and travel to some pretty cool places, Bridges International is a student organization that exists to serve, promote social connection, and engage in spiritual conversations with UM’s international community.
Check out these upcoming events that are made specifically for you to feel like Ann Arbor is a home away from home:
Slices of Home Come get to know Ann Arbor by trying a new favorite Ann Arbor pizza every week! Enjoy games, free giveaways and meet others! | Thursday August 23, Wednesday August 29 and Thursday Sept 6 | 5-7:30 PM | UM Diag East Lawn \ Check our website or Facebook page for updated location if raining or storming
Hike Ann Arbor Ann Arbor has amazing parks, so come have fun exploring! | Sunday, August 19 | 2-5 PM | Meet for rides at The Michigan League front entrance at 911 N University at 2 PM
Picnic in the Park “The Arb” is the University’s best park, come enjoy a picnic there to see why! | Saturday, August 25 | 4-7 PM | Meet at Nichols Arboretum entrance at 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI at 4 PM
Late Night Cru We have lots of friends in another student organization called Cru. Late Night Cru is a great space to connect with American students, and to also see how some of them live out their religious beliefs. | Friday, August 31 | 8:30-9:30 PM | Angell Hall Auditorium B
ISI Lake Party Michigan is known for its lakes, enjoy the fun of lake life with volleyball, boat rides and great food! | Saturday, Sept 1 | 12-6 PM | Grass Lake, MI | Contact [email protected] to sign up
Detroit City Tour Michigan’s largest city has a great history and a bright future—come see for yourself! | Saturday, Sept 8 | 5-9:30 PM | Meet for rides at Pierpont Commons Circle Drive @ 5 PM
Bridges Café Enjoy snacks, coffee, tea and more while learning fun games and one another’s cultures. Receive practical help for making the most of your time at Michigan. This is where friends in Bridges connect! | Every other Thursday starting September 13 | 8 PM | Location To Be Announced
Discovery Groups Connect with others over life and faith and explore the Bible and its impact on American culture and the World in general—all at a time that works best for you. Not required to know or believe Bible to join—all backgrounds welcome! | Begins the week of Sept 16 | Multiple Times and Locations To Be Announced Soon
Fall Break Color Tour See the amazing color of a beautiful northern Michigan Fall—called “the most beautiful place in America.” Save the date: Saturday/Sunday October 13-14 of Fall Break
Winter Break Trip to Denver Vision Conference
One of the best thing Bridges International offers is the Vision Conference, December 28-January 1. See the highlights from last year’s video below, and make plans to join us in Denver for Vision 2017! See more about the Vision Conference at visionconf.com and if you register there by Sept 7, you save an extra $50! Why not plan to come now!
Here are some helpful resources for starting the new semester at U of M:
- 5 Ways International Freshmen Can Develop Active Social Lives (US News Article)
- English Language Institute’s Conversation Circles (A great way to practice informal English with Native speakers)
- U of M International Center (Life in Ann Arbor)