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The UT Explorers team works to enhance the linguistic and cultural competencies of campus learners and scholars while promoting a culture of lifelong learning by providing opportunities for collaboration and engagement with The University of Toledo campuses and the Toledo communities. We encourage the development of global citizenship through innovative programming.

UT Explorers logoIntercultural programs to help international students learn about the local community, culture and customs. These programs also allow Americans to learn more about rich and unique cultures of international students.

PAST EVENTS from 2015-2015

Shopping Trip to Walmart

September 26, 12 - 3 p.m.

Location:  Van leaves at 12 p.m. from CISP office

SIGN UP in CISP office (SM1000) today!  Limited seats available.

Women’s Shopping Trip: Sunday, April 13th

Get the ladies together and join us for a day of shopping at the Outlets at Birch Run Mall, 145 stores.

TICKET PRICE: $10

Bus departs SU loop at 8:30am and will depart Birch Run Mall at 4 pm

Tickets are available at Ask Rocky! Student Union Trimble Lounge! For more information, please call 419-530-4606

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition: Sunday, April 6th The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. Along the way visitors will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.

Departs: 11:30am from Student Union bus loop. Please be at the loop by 11:15am.  Returning to UT at 4:30pm.

Ticket Price: $15.00  Sign up at Ask Rocky, Student Union South Lounge. For more information call 419-530-4606

 

PAST EVENTS from 2013-2014

Zenobia Shrine Circus: March 23

Enjoy the unique experience of the circus.  Come see the clowns, acrobats, exotic animals, trapeze performers, BMX motorcycles and much more.  As the lights dim, close your program, sit back in your seat and witness the excitement of these fantastic  acts.
Departs:  1 p.m. form Student Union buss loop Returning: 5:30 p.m. Cost:  $15, Sign-up by February 28th                                

Tickets available at Ask Rocky, Student Union Trimble Lounge
For more information call: 419.530.4606

Ice-Skating: February 22, 2014

Enjoy several hours of fun skating at the beautiful outdoor ice rink at Ottawa park on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Cost of $8 includes transportation, admission and skate rentals. Snacks and beverages are also available for purchase.

Sign up at Ask Rocky, Student Union South Lounge. For more information call 419-530-4606.

DiversiTea: Enjoy free international tea and treats!:  February 11, 2014

Come join us for DiversiTea in the CISP lobby to celebrate Black History Month.  We will have many different kinds of tea and treats.  You can also learn more about studying abroad and scholarship opportunities.  We look forward to seeing you there. Tuesday, February 11 Snyder Memorial 100, CISP Lounge 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

North American International Auto Show 2014 - Detroit: January 25

The North American International Auto Show is where the global automotive community comes together to catch up on the latest news and events. Come out and join the fun on Saturday, January 25. Seats are limited so sign up soon.

Sign up at Ask Rocky, Student Union South Lounge. For more information call 419-530-4606

Alpine Valley Ski Trip: January 18

Love to ski? First-time skier?

Join us on the Alpine Valley Ski Trip on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Ticket Information: $65 per person includes transportation to Alpine Valley, ski equipment rental, and  ski lift ticket. Ski lessons are available for $25. Come along and enjoy the snow.                                            
These seats sell out very quickly, so hurry and get your ticket.

Sign up at Ask Rocky, Student Union South Lounge. For more information call 419-530-4606

Drop‐off service: DETROIT AIRPORT ONLY Flying back to your hometown for winter break and need a ride to the airport? The Center for International Studies and Programs will make that happen!  We are now providing  airport transportation services to get you to the airport!                               

Dates: December 13, 14 and 15.
Price: $20/person

Time: we will depart from CISP office at 8 a.m.  No other departure times will be offered.                          
Registrations are required! Bring flight itineraries when registering.
All Registrations should be made at ASK ROCKY (SU2525) before December 6. For more information please call 419-530-4606                           

Pick‐up service: DETROIT AIRPORT ONLY Flying back from your hometown and need a ride back to UT? The Center for International         Studies and Programs will make that happen! We are now providing Detroit airport transportation services!

Dates: January 3, 4 and 5.
Price: $20/person Time:

We will depart from Detroit airport at 6 pm. No other departure times will be offered.  Registrations are required!                               
Bring flight itineraries when registering. All Registrations should be made at ASK ROCKY (SU2525) before December 12.
For more information please call 419-530-4606       

Host an International Student for Thanksgiving

Share in a cross cultural experience with an American family as you celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. Families have volunteered to open their homes to share a meal with international students. If you would like to take part in this opportunity as a host family or as an international student/scholar, please fill out the request form.

Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo:  
November 23, 2013.  Join us for a Toledo Holiday tradition for the Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo.During the holiday season, the Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland. The Lights Before Christmas holiday event features over one million lights, over 200 images of some of your favorite animals, ice-carving demonstrations on Thursday evenings, carolers, holiday treats, the Swanton Area Railroad model trains, and visits with Santa in the Indoor Theatre. Bus transportation will be provided and reservations can be made in the Office of Student Involvement (SU 3504). Cost: $10 per student which includes transportation, entrance ticket and voucher for a hot chocolate/coffee & a cookies.

Great Lakes Crossings Shopping Trip – Sunday, Oct. 27

Join UT Explorers on a trip to Great Lakes Crossings Shopping Outlets. Students will travel together via bus. This will be a great opportunity to purchase winter coats, gloves, hats, and other fun merchandise.

Autumn Adventure – Sunday, Oct. 20

Join us on a three hour Autumn Adventure to Country Lane Tree Farm, owned and operated by the Bowlander family.

Experience a once in a lifetime:

-Hands-on Animal Farm Tour - 1hr -Pumpkin Patch— Pick the right pumpkin to carve! -Hayride -Corn Maze

To learn more about Country Lane Tree Farm, visit www.countrylanetreefarm.com/

Apple Butter Festival – Sunday, Oct 13

Enjoy historical re-enactments, pioneer demonstrations, crafts, music, food, and great fun along the Maumee River

Fall Break Trip to DC - Sept 28, 29, 30 and Oct. 1

2nd annual Fall Break educational tour to our nation’s Capital city, Washington, D.C.

Sig
n-ups in the Student Union Room 2514. Cost is $200 for transportation, lodging, tours, 1 group dinner and DC Highlights info brochure. Students should bring spending money for souvenirs and meals. $100 deposit due at sign-up. Seating is limited.

Sand Piper Boat Tour – Saturday, Sept. 21

Sail down the Maumee River, enjoy friends, music, and food as you take in the scenic view of the city of Toledo. Bus transportation will be provided and the cost of the trip is $5.00.

Sign up today in OSI office, Student Union room 3504.

Arab American Museum – Friday, Sept. 20
Join the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women for a free lunch and guided tour of the nation’s first and only museum dedicated to Arab American history and culture.

This event is free but registration is required, seats are limited. Both co-ed and female only transportation will be provided.

 PAST EVENTS from 2012-13

June 2013

 June 1, 2013

 Old West End Festival – Saturday, June 1st. This trip is FREE!!!!
Open to all students, staff, and faculty. Questions? Call 419.530.5290 for details. Watch the parade, volunteer, tour historic homes, try delicious foods, and purchase handmade arts and crafts!
Date: Saturday June 1, 2013
Cost: Free! *Bring cash for food and crafts.
Parade: 10 am
Volunteer Shifts: 11-1:30 or 1:30-3:30
Depart: Student Union Bus Loop at 9 am

All participants will volunteer at the Mansion View Inn to get free access to the parade and tour of historic homes. Sign up today in Student Union, Room 3504!

May 2013

 

May 31, 2013

 Toledo Mudhens Baseball Game
Take me out to the ballgame! Come enjoy America’s greatest pastime: Baseball! Cheer the Toledo MudHens on to victory when they play the Louisville Bats. Price includes transportation to and from the game, ticket, hot dog, beverage, behind the stadium tour, and small surprise!

Date: Friday, May 31st
Bus Pick-up & Drop-off: SU Bus Loop
Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: $ 8.00
Buy your tickets in Student Union 3504

April 2013

 April 5

Free Bus Trip to the To The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI
On Friday, April 5th join the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement (OEDC) for a free lunch and guided tour of the nation’s first and only museum dedicated to Arab American history and culture.
Bus leaves from SU Bus Loop at 11 a.m. Bus returns to UT by 5 p.m.

This event is free but registration is required, seats are limited. Both co-ed and female-only transportation will be provided.
Register in-person, during business hours at one of two locations:
OEDC, University Hall 3770 or the The Center for International Studies and Programs,Snyder Memorial 1000.

March 2013

 March 21

 Japanese Spring Festival
Japan is famous for its cherry blossoms, especially in Kyoto. Celebrate Japanese culture, music and food at the 4th Annual Japanese Spring Festival to be held next Thursday, March 21st, at the 2nd Floor Auditorium in the Student Union of The University of Toledo. The Festival will run from noon until 3 p.m.

 March 2-10

 Grand Canyon Experience
Hike the Grand Canyon with American Language Institute on a one week adventure tour. Trip includes travel by train to Arizona, transportation, lunch and dinner in the canyon, and fun! Trip Details. Trip Flyer.

 March 3-9

Disney World Spring Break Trip
SIGN UP STARTING ON JAN.15 9:00 a.m. in the CISP Office (SM1000)
The Center for International Studies and Programs is sponsoring a trip to Disney World during spring break!
A 6-day trip (March 3-9) for ONLY $865 per person!
Package includes:

  • A 3-hour "Disney Leadership Strategy" learning experience! A great program to cultivate your leadership skills and habits.
  • Air Tran Flight Detroit-Orlando round trip.
  • A 6-night stay at Disney's All Star Music Resort including transportation to the park.
  • Disney 5-day Park Hopper Pass.
  • $100 deposit due at sign-up

One guest ticket may be purchased at the student price for each student package. Extra ticket for family must be purchased at regular price.
* Price for families may vary based on accommodation.
Sign ups are on a first come first come basis!

February 2013

 Feb 6

 Chinese Experience Day
Wednesday, Feb.6 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Student Union Trimble Lounge

Chinese New Year is getting closer, are you ready to welcome the year of snake? The Confucius Institute is proud to invite all UT students, faculty and staff to join us on a 2-hour Chinese culture experience event. You will:
Learn about Chinese Spring Festival
Experience Chinese Calligraphy
Speak Chinese and win free prizes
Enjoy traditional Chinese food (Served at noon)

For information visit CI office, SM1060 or call 419.530.7750

January 2013

 Jan 26

North American International Auto Show 2013 – Detroit
The North American International Auto Show is where the global automotive community comes together to catch up on the latest news and events. Come out and join the fun on Saturday, January 26.
Departs: 10:00 a.m. from Student Union bus loop. Please be at the loop by 9:45 a.m. for chek-in. Returning to UT at 5:30pm.
Ticket Cost: $15.00
Sign up at CISP office, Snyder Memorial 1000.
For more information call 419.530.5268

 Jan 25

Toledo Walleye Game
Rocket fans will have the opportunity to get together to cheer on the Toledo Walleye hockey team with discounted tickets to the Friday, January 25th game versus the Kalamazoo Wings! Faceoff is at 7:05pm at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo.

Tickets to UT Night at the Toledo Walleye Game will be $5 for students, available at Rocket Copy located in the Student Union near Room 2525. Each student may purchase one ticket by showing their Rocket ID. Bus transportation for students will be available from campus - You may sign up for transportation at Rocket Copy when you purchase your ticket. You are not required to take the bus! The bus will leave from the Student Union Bus Loop at 5:30pm and the bus will return to campus after the game.

Staff, administrators, and alumni may purchase their tickets for $13 online at: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?eventid=69456 with the promotional code ROCKETS. For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement at stuentinvolvement@utoleddo.edu. See YOU at the game!

 Jan 24

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Showcase
Come learn about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through displays, music, film, art, poetry and literature. Free halal food will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. On Thursday January 24, 2013 from 6—8 p.m. in Student Union, Room 2591. This event is free and open to the public

Jan 20

Love to ski? First-time skier?
Join us on the UT Alpine Valley Ski Trip on Sunday, January 20, 2013
Ticket Information: $65 per person includes transportation to Alpine Valley, ski equipment rental, and ski lift ticket. Ski lessons are available for $15. Tickets are available for purchase at CISP office, Snyder Memorial 1000.
Bus Pick-Up Information:
Place: Student Union bus loop

Time: 7:00 a.m.
Ski Time: 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For more information call 419-530-5268 or stop by CISP office (SM 1000)

Jan 15

Common Dialog Day: The History of Islam in Toledo
Time: 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. Location: Student Union 2591
Join the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement for the first event of MLK Unity Week featuring Mr. Shamsuddin Waheed, Iman of the Toledo Masjid of Al-Islam. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 419.530.5538 or visit www.utoledo.edu/diversity

 December 2012

 

Airport Transportation Service: Detroit Airport Only
Flying back to your hometown for winter break and need a ride to the airport? The Center for International Studies and Programs will make that happen! We are now providing airport transportation services to get you to and from the airport!

Please review the following dates and times to register for the days you would require transportation.

Drop-off service:
Dates: December 14, 15,16, and 17.
Price: $20/person
Time: we will depart from CISP office at 8am.

Pick-up service:
Dates: January 4, 5, and 6
Price: $20/person
Time: we will depart Detroit airport at 5pm.
No other departure times will be offered.

Bring flight itineraries when registering. All Registrations should be made in CISP office (SM 1000) before December 12. For more information call 419-530-5268!

 Dec. 15

Zoo Lights
Join us for a Toledo Holiday tradition for the Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo. During the holiday season, the Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland. The Lights Before Christmas holiday event features over one million lights, over 200 images of some of your favorite animals, ice-carving demonstrations on Thursday evenings, carolers, holiday treats, the Swanton Area Railroad model trains, and visits with Santa in the Indoor Theatre. Bus transportation will be provided and reservations can be made in the CISP Suite (SM 100).  Cost: $10 per student which includes transportation, entrance ticket and vouchre for a hot chocolate & a cookies. This event is being co-sponcered by the Office of Multicultural Student Success.   www.toledozoo.org/site/program/393

 Dec. 7

Pre-Finals Relaxation! from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The end of a semester can bring immense amounts of stress to those who have procrastinated! Remember to stay healthy - mind, body, and soul! Stop by CISP’s lounge - 1st floor, SM 1000 to receive FREE stress management and relaxation techniques, as well as a FREE 10 minute Swedish stress relieving massage!
Stop by CISP’s 1st floor lounge - SM 1000 to be entered to win a FREE 30 minute private massage!

 November 2012

Nov 12

 Women's Shopping Trip
Girls Day Out! Ladies, please join us for a shopping trip to a Michigan outlet mall. Birch Run Outlet Mall is home to 145 stores! Bus transportation will be provided and reservations can be made in the CISP Suite (SM 1000) Cost: $5.00 dollars.
www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=82

 

Nov 12-16

Event Schedule

International Education Week (IEW)
IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. A wide array of events will be hosted across campus.

Nov 22

Host an International Student for Thanksgiving
Share in a cross cultural experience with an American family as you celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. Families have volunteered to open their homes to share a meal with international students. If you would like to take part in this opportunity as a host family or as an international student/scholar, please fill out the request form.

 October 2012

Oct 6

UT Homecoming Parade
Show your UT pride and walk in the Homecoming Parade! To get involved, please email cisp@utoledo.edu

 Oct 11

Sylvania Playland
Are you an international student with children?
If yes, this event is for you! Sylvania PlayLand is an indoor wonderland for children. Various Swing sets and inflatables provide hours of high active entertainment for children.
www.sylvaniaplayland.com Bus transportation will be provided to this location and reservations can be made in the CISP Suite (SM 100). The cost of the trip is $8.00 dollars per child and includes entrance ticket, pizza dinner and transportation for the entire family. Adults are free. Meet at the student union bus loop at 5:20 p.m. We will have 2 hours of play time.

 Oct 26

1 Mile Matters
Do you believe that every person matters? Do you seek to make the world a better place? When you’ve walked or driven by a homeless person, did you ever wonder how they got into that position? Taking a step in the right direction is as easy as joining Sherris Anne Schwind’s Fall Term 2 Advanced American Language Institute (ALI) classes: Speaking and Listening, and, U.S. Popular Culture in a 1 mile walk to support Tent City. Schwind’s students are learning about American cultural values (charity and community service among them) and the importance of integrating and investing not only capital resources, but sweat-equity into causes that move them. They are excited about seeing Ken Leslie and meeting more members of his 1Matters team at the event. Her classes will be photo and video documenting the walk. The group plans to caravan from ALI (Snyder Memorial) Friday, Oct. 26, departing around 5:30 p.m. If you would like to join this team, please sign-up in the Center for International Studies and Programs, SM 1000. The walk begins in downtown Toledo at Promenade Park at 6:30 pm. Parking will be available behind Murphy’s (off of Summit Street) and costs $3 per car.

You can also show your compassion for others and make a pledge to the 1 Mile Matters cause here: http://1matters.dojiggy.com/. Eradicating homelessness is something we must do together. At this event you can donate money to a great cause, get exercise, educate yourself by learning how some homeless people have come to be living on the streets, and have fun! http://1matters.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/a7228e6/regPages/sponsors

Last year Tent City delivered over $140,000 to persons in need. Some services they provide include medical, dental, id’s and others! Rockets, let’s help to make this year’s event more successful than the last.
Event Schedule
4:30 pm: Registration Begins at Promenade Park
6:15 pm: Opening Walk Ceremony
6:30 pm: We are going to walk, back flip, ballroom, square, macarena, or two-step dance, wagon, unicycle, zombie, skip, hop or other walk – 1 at a time! The word for the walk is “Fundatory.”
7:00 pm – 8 pm: Dinner at Tent City
7:00 pm – whenever: Pat Lewandowski’s usual fantastic line-up of music late into the night.

 Oct 28

Autumn Adventure
Join us on Sunday, Oct 28th for a three hour Autumn Adventure to Country Lane Tree Farm, owned and operated by the Bowlander family. Bus Transportation will be provided. Bus departs the Student Union Bus loop at 9:30 a.m.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Costs: $10 per person. Tickets are available in CISP, SM 1000. Questions? Call 419.530.5268.

Experience a once in a lifetime: Hands-on Animal Farm Tour - 1hr, Pumpkin Patch—pick out the right pumpkin to carve, Hayride and Corn Maze.

To learn more about Country Lane Tree Farm, visit www.countrylanetreefarm.com

 September 2012 

Sept 1

Rocket to the Point
Join your fellow Rockets for a trip to Cedar Point, the rollercoaster capital of the world. www.cedarpoint.com Student cost for the trip is $20.00 dollars and includes bus transportation to and from the park, entrance ticket and free drinks all day. Tickets are being sold at Rocket Copy located on the second floor of the Student Union. Tickets sell fast so reserve your seat today!

Sept 12

International Student Clubs, Organizations and Advisor Meet and Greet

Sept 16
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sand Piper Boat Tour for UT students
Sail down the Maumee River, enjoy friends, music, and food as you take in the scenic view of the city of Toledo. Bus transportation will be provided and the cost of the trip is $5.00 dollars. Reservations for this event will take place within CISP (SM 1000) www.sandpiperboat.com

Sept 22
9:00 a.m.

Black Swamp: Farm Tour
Join us for a tour of Dei Fratelli, a local, family-run company. We will leave campus at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012, travel to Luckey, Ohio, participate in a two hour guided tour of the tomato farm and processing plan, and return to campus around 1 p.m. You can learn more about Dei Fratelli at www.deifratelli.com. To make a reservation for this trip please come to the CISP Suite (SM 1000). The cost of the trip is $5.00 dollars.

Sept 23
1:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Sand Piper Boat Tour UT Faculty and Staff Tour
This tour will provide international scholars and domestic professors the opportunity to engage and develop collaborative working relationships while sailing down the Maumee River, enjoying friends, music. Reservations for this event will take place within CISP (SM 1000). Bus transportation will be provided. The cost of the trip is $10.00 dollars per person. Appetizers will be served and a cash bar available. www.sandpiperboat.com

Sept 22
9:00 a.m.

 

Black Swamp: Farm Tour

Join us for a tour of Dei Fratelli, a local, family-run company. We will leave campus at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012, travel to Luckey, Ohio, participate in a two hour guided tour of the tomato farm and processing plan, and return to campus around 1 p.m. You can learn more about Dei Fratelli at www.deifratelli.com. To make a reservation for this trip please come to the CISP Suite (SM 1000). The cost of the trip is $5.00 dollars.

 Sept 23
1:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Sand Piper Boat Tour UT Faculty and Staff Tour
This tour will provide international scholars and domestic professors the opportunity to engage and develop collaborative working relationships while sailing down the Maumee River, enjoying friends, music. Reservations for this event will take place within CISP (SM 1000). Bus transportation will be provided. The cost of the trip is $10.00 dollars per person. Appetizers will be served and a cash bar available.www.sandpiperboat.com

 Sept 24
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Ingman Room

Study Abroad Fair
Want to Explore your world? Join us for the annual study abroad fair and learn about your options to study or volunteer in different countries. The fair will be held in the Student Union Ingman Room from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. No reservations are required for this event.

 Sept 29

 GO UT: Harvest Party for the Toledo International Hospitality Program

 Sept 29 - Oct 2

Fall Break Washington D.C. Trip   (SOLD OUT)
Tour the nation’s capital over fall break. Students will be provided the opportunity to tour various monuments and historic sites. Students will be transported by charter bus and will be housed at Hostelling International www.hiwashingtondc.org . A personal tour guide will provide a walking tour of major attractions such as The White House, The Library of Congress, The Holocaust Museum and much more. The cost for the trip is being finalized and will be posted shortly. The trip cost will include charter bus transportation, accommodations, personal tour guide, metro pass and a group dinner. Reservations can be made within the CISP suite (SM 1000).

August 2012

Aug 9

 International Student Orientation

Aug 11

 

Tour of Toledo and Shopping Trip

Would you like to familiarize yourself with the city of Toledo? Please join us on a bus tour of the city. You will be able to view some of the city landmarks and take photos. The tour will stop at a large store so you can purchase grocery and household items. Sign up for the tour will be held at International Student Orientation.

Apartment Tour

Take a closer look at several apartment complexes in order to make a good housing decision on the Apartment Tour. Sign up for the tour will be held at International Student Orientation.

Aug 30
5:30 p.m.
Student Union Auditorium

International Student Association (ISA) Welcome

GPS Shopping Trips
September 14, 2012 - Meijer
October 12, 2012 - Walmart
November 9, 2012 - Asian Grocery
December 14, 2012 - Deepam India
December 17, 2012 - Walmart
January 11, 2013 - San Marcos
February 8, 2013 - Target
March 15, 2013 - Toledo Farmer’s Market
April 12, 2013 - Walmart

 Monthly shopping trips will be offered to students at various locations in Toledo.

Last Updated: 6/26/15