The International Offices offer many programs throughout the year with many that are recurring. These programs hope to celebrate the international community and help bring people together. The larger Caltech and JPL community also has a wealth of activities.
Open to spouses and partners of Caltech students, postdocs and JPL scientists with international backgrounds, CISC strives to help all of its members adjust and make Pasadena their new home. In CISC, members share information and nurture friendships to help overcome the difficulties from living in a foreign country while also creating fulfilling lives for themselves and their families.
The International Offices host this annual conference for international students and scholars seeking immigration information regarding employment in the United States. Topics include: practical training, options for work in academia or industry, and lawful permanent residence.
Every Other Monday, between Week 2 and Week 10 each Academic Term | 12:00 - 1:00 PM Open to all students, Intercultural Discussion Group (IDG) is co-hosted by the International Offices and the Counseling Center. The group meets every other Monday during each academic term, beginning in week two. Facilitators introduce a new topic each group and encourage students to discuss their perspectives.
A week of student, faculty, and staff presentations, highlighting Caltech's international excellence in education and exchange. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. The International Offices, in coordination with the Caltech community, sponsors campus-wide events throughout one week each November.
March 8 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Speak Out | Red Door Cafe International Student Programs (ISP) and the Caltech Center for Diversity (CCD) host an annual program to celebrate the experiences of women and to engage the campus community in support of gender equity.
The International Offices softball team, "Globe Throopers," provides the international community a great introduction to the game plus opportunities to develop friendships. Summer games are coordinated by the Graduate Student Council Intramural Softball League. View photos of our most recent season.
A week of cultural presentations and the International Food Fair. Celebrating the cultural diversity of the Caltech community, World Fest is sponsored by the International Offices and the Caltech Y, in coordination with a number of international and cultural student clubs. Events take place across campus during one week each spring.