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International Student Groups and Organizations

Global Culture Club (GCC)Bozeman Friends of International Students (BFIS)Conversation Partners ESL and American Culture Class for Spouses Other International Student Groups

Global Culture Club Welcomes You!

 

 

The Global Culture Club (GCC) is an organization for American and International students alike.  The GCC is a student body club that represents the international students and strives to cater to the needs of all Montana State University students by establishing a friendly multicultural society.  It is a well-recognized organization within Montana State University, currently representing over 700 students from 75 different countries.

 

Presidents:

Batuhan Balli & Meshal Shamsaldeen

globalcultureclub@ymail.com

 

Advisor:

Deborah Chiolero
Phone: 406-994-7722
Fax: 406-994-1619
Email: chiolero@montana.edu

 

Bozeman Friends of International Students (BFIS)

Share your culture while learning about another!

The Bozeman Rotary Club joins Montana State University in welcoming students from over 65 countries to the Gallatin Valley. Recognizing the contributions of international students to the community and the chance to promote understanding and relations between people of different nations, the Bozeman Rotary Club and MSU Office of International Programs invite community members to be a part of Bozeman Friends of International Students (BFIS).

BFIS is a voluntary program that was established to encourage friendship with international students and to allow them to get a closer experience of "the American way of life."  Matches of students and families or individuals are made according to stated interests and preferences to the extent possible.  Ideally, a lasting friendship forms between the community member(s) and student.  There are unlimited ways to build a friendship. Getting together at least once per month is suggested.  Some typical activities for BFIS members are: sightseeing- lunch, dinner or coffee- attending a cultural or sports event- celebrating a birthday or holiday together. To become involved, contact Susan Reisch by email at sreisch@montana.edu or by phone at 994-6462 with any questions. BFIS matches will be made promptly and notification will be given by phone or mail.

Help an international student master English communication skills with Conversation Partners!

American students and Bozeman community members are invited to volunteer for the Conversation Partners program. The program is managed through the American Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.) Language Institute on the MSU campus and works to match native English speakers with international students who are studying English as a Second Language at the Institute. The Conversation Partners program allows students to practice their conversational English skills one-on-one in a non-classroom setting. Volunteers are asked to commit at least one hour per week to the program and should be available for at least a five-week period (the length of one session at the Language Institute).

Prospective volunteers can contact Paul Swift at the Language Institute (pauls@cultural.org; 585-9832, 1106 S. 6th Street) for an application form. Information is collected from both the volunteer and the international student so that they can be matched with regard to their schedules and interests. Once partners are assigned, they are invited to meet at the Language Institute office for a preliminary introduction, and from that point on they can arrange their own time and place for meeting. English practice can take place over coffee, while hiking or shopping, or in many other settings. Participation in Conversation Partners can be a rewarding experience and the beginning of an international friendship!

ESL and American Culture Class for Spouses

English for Speakers of Other Languages and American Civics classes are offered throughout the year, except for in the summer months, at the beginning and intermediate levels. The classes are inexpensive and are offered through the Bozeman Adult Learning Center. To take a placement test and enroll, please contact the Adult Learning Center (1218 Durston Street, 585-8673).

Classes are offered in the mornings and evenings for 8-week sessions and are designed to increase English language proficiency and provide instruction to support learners in all aspects of life in the United States. Beginning classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Intermediate classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Tuesday evenings. In addition to classroom instruction, students will be matched with conversation partners to allow further practice language skills. For the $20 enrollment fee, students may attend more than one of the class sections at the appropriate level.

Other International Student Groups

 

Chinese Students & Scholars Association

Leader:  Zijiao LIU "Lester"- lesterdc@live.com

facebook.com/msubozemancssa

msubozemancssa@live.com

 
Advisor: Nathalie Caillaud Phone: 994-7751
PURPOSE: To provide friendly service for all Chinese students and their family at MSU; to promote international communication between Chinese and other cultures.

French Club

Advisor: Ada Giusti , Dept. of Modern Languages - umlag@montana.edu

Phone: 994-6442

PURPOSE: To provide a place for language practice & to promote knowledge of Francophone cultures

http://www.montana.edu/mll/frenchclub/index.html


German Club

President: Ankur Saxena, klub.bozeman.de@gmail.com

Phone: 599-8347

Advisor: Marc James Mueller, mueller@montana.edu

Phone: 994-5502

PURPOSE: To further students' knowledge of German culture and improve their ability to communicate in German.

MEETINGS: Please see web page: http://www.wix.com/klubbozemande/Deutschklub-MSU-Bozeman


Indian Student Association

President: Anmol Grace Mandala - anmolgrace@gmail.com

isabzn@gmail.com - http://www.montana.edu/isa

 
Advisor: Nathalie Caillaud Phone: 994-7751
PURPOSE: To provide support and a platform for friendship to all current and incoming Indian students during their tenure at MSU.

International Business Club

President & Co-President: Caroline Benson & Kaci Shea

internationalbusinessclub.msu@gmail.com

Facebook.com/MSUInternationalBusinessClub

 
Advisor: Susan Dana sdana@montana.edu  

PURPOSE: The International Business Club's mission is to create awareness among its club members for the understanding and appreciation of today's dynamic global business environment. This will be achieved through the interaction and sharing of knowledge and experience among students, faculty and members of the business community.


Japanese Club

Leader: Sarah Hunter, firestar872@hotmail.com

 

Advisor: Yuka Hara Phone: 994-5136

PURPOSE: To further students' knowledge of Japan and its culture.

MEETINGS: Please e-mail the club at addresses above.

Malaysian Student Organization

President: Biiancaa El Sa Yeoh - biiancaayeoh.92@gmail.com

Advisor: Deborah Chiolero - chiolero@montana.edu

Phone: 994-7722

PURPOSE: To provide a place for Malaysian students to feel at home, and to share our culture with non-Malaysians


Muslim Student Association

Advisor: Dr. Ruhul Amin, Mechanical Engineering ramin@me.montana.edu Phone: 994-6295

PURPOSE: To provide weekly meetings and frequent activities (dinners, BBQs, soccer, Eid Festival and Ramadan activities) for Muslim students.


Saudi Club

President: Abdulhadi Alqahtani
abdulhadi.11@hotmail.com

SaudiBozemanMSU@gmail.com

Facebook.com/SaudiBozeman

Advisor: Deborah Chiolero
chiolero@montana.edu

Phone: 994-7722

PURPOSE: To provide support for all Saudi students to feel at home, and to share Saudi culture with the Bozeman community.


Spanish Club

Leader: Avram Pitter, msuspanishclub@gmail.com

Phone: 570-4369

Advisor: Katharina Frank Bernstein, k.frankbernstein@hotmail.com

Phone: 994-5136

PURPOSE: To increase interest and involvement in the knowledge and life of Latin American arts, literature, music and current events

http://www.montana.edu/mll/spanishclub/spanishclub.html


Turkish Club

Leader: Batuhan Balli, turkishclubmsu@gmail.com

 

Advisor: James Meyer, james.meyer7@montana.edu

Phone: 994-6798

PURPOSE: To provide support and a platform for friendship to all current and incoming Turkish students during their tenure at MSU and to share Turkish culture with the community.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/MSU-Turkish-Student-Association/119037868193899


For a complete listing of student organizations on campus, visit the MSU Office of Student Activities.