ICUC – Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for the ICUC?
Use the link at the top of the page.

How do I know if an event qualifies?
Check current activities page; it is updated regularly with activities each week that fulfill various requirements.

I can only attend a few of the International Conversation Hours due to a class scheduling conflict.  What should I do?
You have a couple of options.  You could fulfill Requirement #1 by joining Global Conversation Partners.  Another option is to contact the ICUC Coordinator at and see if there are any opportunities to interact in a similar way with international students in an English language class.  We may be able to offer you this as a substitution.

What if I go to an event, but it isn’t listed on the website?
If you think it is a cultural event, submit it as an “other activity”. Make sure to include the name and date of the event, as well as which group organized it. If it is determined that the event qualifies as cultural, you will receive credit for attending the event. However, if it is determined that the event really wasn’t cultural in nature or if you do not include enough information about it, you will not get credit.

My student group is planning a cultural event, and we want you to put it on the website. Who do we contact?
You can send an email to

I went to several events, but I forgot to take a picture. What can I do?
The picture is the only way to verify that you were at the event, so if you don’t have a picture, you cannot receive credit for it. Please make sure to take a picture at each event.

It’s week 13 and I have one more event I need to attend, but I don’t see any more events listed for that organization. What should I do?
Unfortunately, different groups have events at different times throughout the semester. Some finish their events in week 10 or 11, so if you didn’t get a chance to attend, you cannot receive the certificate this semester.

When do I get my certificate?
All the results will be finalized and reviewed during the break and you will be contacted at the start of the new semester about collecting your certificate. If you are graduating or will be unable to get your certificate at that time, please take a self-addressed, stamped manila envelope (9 inches by 12 inches) to Gordy 155 and your certificate will be mailed to you when it is ready.

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