International Student Survival Guide

The Center for International Education strives to plan activities to give international students a way to acclimate themselves to the Albion community, and have fun with each other. Below is a description of some of our events and outings, as well as dates, times, everything you need to know to participate. The city of Albion is full of things to do, if you know where to look.

On this page you'll find links to fun events on and off campus, Albion sites and establishments, as well as survival tips, to make your time here as good as possible.


International Coffee Hour:  Friday's at 3:30p.m., gather in the Kellogg Center Living Room to share a cup of coffee with your fellow international students. Beverages and dessert-type snacks provided, as well as plenty of conversation.Check back here for our schedule for this semester!

On Campus


Free Movies: Every Saturday during the regular semester there is a shuttle that will take you to the Bogar Theatre in Marshall, just bring your student ID to get in for free . Movies are also free at the newly renovated Bohm Theatre in Albion during the regular semester.

Union Board: Union Board (UB) is a student organization dedicated to bringing the most fun events, performers and activities to campus. All of their events are free, and are open to everyone. Visit the Union Board Web site for a list of events for the semester.

Student Clubs & Organizations: If you're looking for something to do during the week, try looking for a student club or organization dedicated to something that you love. We have hundreds of college acknowledged student groups, so you're bound to find one that would make a good fit. Visit the Campus Programs and Organizations website for more information.

International Student Clubs: There are many student clubs at Albion College. This section includes some of the nationality clubs, as well as other student clubs and groups that may be of interest to you.

International Student Union
Asian Awareness Club
African-Carribean Student Union
Arab Club
Muslim Student Association
Organization for Latino/a awareness

There are many different clubs that might be of interest to our students. Visit the Campus Programs and Organizations Web site for a complete list of clubs.

Dow Recreation Center: The Dow is a great place to exercise, play sports with friends, or to start your canoe trip down the Kalamazoo River. Entrance to the Dow is free for students, all you need to do is show your Albion College 1Card. Visit the Dow Web site for hours and availability.

Briton Sports: Come join fellow Albion students in rooting for our Briton sports teams. A schedule of all seasonal sports can be found on the sports Web site.

Off Campus

Victory Park: Victory park is located just blocks away from Albion's campus, off of Hannah Street. It has plenty of room to play frisbee, as well as a playground, basketball courts, a river walk, and state of the art disc golf course. Sledding in the winter is an all-time favorite, you can get a tray from Baldwin Hall. Cardboard classic sledding competion is in late January.

Cascarelli's: An Albion favorite for when you need a break from Baldwin. This restaurant is known for its pizza, but also has a selection of other American type foods. Every month Cascarelli's hosts "Jazz at Relli's," with music from the Albion College Jazz Band.

116 South Superior Street
Albion, MI 49224

Bowling Alley: Just a few miles from campus you'll find a great and college student friendly venue for all bowling needs. In addition to the Union Board sponsored "Boo Bowling," you can head to University Lanes on your own for a fun experience off campus.

16653 East Michigan Avenue
Albion, MI 49224