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International Services Programs and Events


The Office of International Services offers a variety of events and programs throughout the academic year that students are encouraged to attend. Students may also propose ideas for events they would like to host on campus by emailing

Lasell's Intercultural Center and Commuter Cottage

The Intercultural Center and Commuter Cottage (IC3)  is located at 70 Maple Ave. It is a popular social gathering spots on campus, a vibrant hub for diverse students from every background to meet up,and have fun. All who bring an attitude of inclusivity and respect are welcome here and are encouraged to use the Intercultural Center to connect with one another, plan or participate in intercultural events, and advance social justice issues.

Lasell recognizes that diversity in student body, faculty, and staff is vital to a quality education. Thus, the Intercultural Center promotes cross-cultural understanding and inclusivity through respectful social engagement and multicultural programming in a diverse and welcoming environment.  Through learning about one another and experiencing different cultures, traditions, perspectives and views, the Intercultural Center is just one way Lasell prepares its students interact and succeed in an increasingly diverse and global environment.

International Education Week

This fall Lasell University will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) on November 13-17, 2023. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education and is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. The week includes globally-themed events that highlight international cultures and study abroad opportunities at Lasell University. All departments, student organizations, and groups are invited to take part. 

Check out last year's schedule
International Education Week 2022

Culture Fest Week 

The Office of International Services will host the sixth annual Culture Fest week to celebrate Lasell's diversity on April 8-12, 2024. The week-long celebration of internationalization and multiculturalism will include a showcase of international foods in Valentine Dining Hall, a study abroad information session, and a social gathering of international food, music, and fashion. The full schedule of events will be announced in the spring.

Check out some photos from last year:
Culture Fest 2023

Festival of Colors 

The Office of International Services and Campus Activities Board will co-sponsor the sixth annual Festival of Colors on the Arnow Lawn on April 15.  Inspired by the Holi traditional holiday celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs, the Festival of Colors is a cultural celebration during which a wide range of colors are smeared over each other as a mark of love and belonging, and to welcome the spring season. The Festival of Colors is free and open to the entire Lasell community!

For more information on upcoming events, follow Lasell International Student Services: