Coffee Hour

Coffee Hour is a program designed to give international students a chance to present their country and culture to others in an open and relaxed setting. Coffee Hour provides students the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings on a variety of topics and issues concerning their country’s culture, history, and politics and also promotes awareness and discussion among those attending the presentation. The typical format is usually a slide show presentation and discussion followed by a question and answer session.

Food and refreshments typical of the student’s home country are prepared by the student presenter and is served following the presentation. Past programs have included presentations on Costa Rica, Norway, India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Nigeria, Cyprus, Tajikistan, Singapore, Kenya, Spain, South Korea, Rwanda, and many more. All Coffee Hour programs are held at the International Student Center and take place every other Friday during the fall and spring semester in the International Student Center from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Coffee Hour Spring 2014 Schedule: 

February 7: India; presented by Karthik Tangirala

February 21: Madagascar; presented by Kevin Manase

March 7: Brazil; presented by Rodrigo Pedrozo

April 11: Latvia; presented by Iveta Kesane

April 25: Honduras; presented by David Mejia-Zaccaro

Coffee Hour is free and open to the public and you may contact International Student and Scholar Services at (785) 532-6448 or email at for more information about the program or if you wish to be considered as a Coffee Hour presenter.