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Welcome activities for international visitors

Seminars with community experts in Tuscaloosa

One-on-one conversation opportunities for language learners

International ties for Americans planning to travel

Global Café Events Connect UA's Community to our Broader International Community

Global Café offers a space for international residents to interact with UA students, faculty, and staff. Adults and children are welcome at Global Café events to learn about living in Tuscaloosa, ask questions and share experiences, and just hang out together for fun! Parking is easily accessible and free for all of our Global Café events in Capital Hall. It's a place to learn from each other, find common interests, and share a laugh.

2022–2023 Speakers and Special Events

Topics for spring include:

Cars, Cars, Cars

What you need to know about Landlords, Apartment Leases, and the Law

Game Night

Celebrating the Friendships We Have Made This Year

“One of the most wonderful things I have gained from this experience are connections that have continued beyond the Global Café program. This experience has been relevant to my course work as well since cultural sensitivity and understanding is important in the healthcare field as well as being able to explain concepts in a clear way that transcends language barriers.”

Brianna Fuchs
Work Study Language Partner

“Global Café helped me a lot. The language partner program not only helped me learn English, but also gave me a sense of belonging, hope, and support. Those events are also great experiences to obtain helpful resources and to share our own thoughts.”

Mengning Wen
Language Partner and Language Learning Intern

“Global Cafe allowed me, a freshman, to explore the city of Tuscaloosa with someone who does not know the city as well and go on a journey of UA with someone who is just as eager. Global Cafe works because everyone involved wants to be there to better not only others but themselves. ”

Jordan Alexander
Work Study Language Partner

“They eventually become your friend/family because of the relationship you have with them. A relationship developed over the course of a semester, every week for about an hour.”

Briana Gregory
Work Study Language Partner

“The Fulbright Program provides life-changing opportunities and experiences for our students.”

-Dr. Teresa Wise
Associate Provost for International Education and Global Outreach

“Through their individual community engagement activities, these graduates will contribute to mutual understanding across the world and bring home memories that will last a lifetime.”

-Dr. Beverly Hawk
UA Fulbright Program Advisor



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