Events Notice
October 26, 2018
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Upcoming Events
ISO Events
NEXT WEEK: Navigating MIT Series- Preparing for Winter: Oct 29 (M);
NEXT WEEK:  Halloween@ISO: Oct 31 (W)
NEXT WEEK:  First Friday Coffee Hour: Nov 2 (F)
Navigating MIT SeriesBudgeting: Nov 6 (T);

MIT Events
Language Tree: Ongoing; Stop by 3rd floor of 14N to see and add on!
8th Annual Boston Japan Film Festival: Nov 3 (S); FREE
African Cultural Night: Nov 3 (Sa); Buy tickets here 
Diwali Night: Nov 4 (Su);
Buy tickets here 
Kopitiam Singapore Student Society Dinner: Nov 10 (Sa); MITSSS website
Language Conversation Exchange Lunches: Nov 15 (R)

Outside Events
Haunted Happenings at Salem: October 2018; $10 weekend train pass
ISO Events
Navigating MIT Series
Open to all international students
Topics throughout the fall to support international students with adjustment to MIT and the U.S.
Lunch or Dinner provided at each session

Next session:
Preparing for Winter
Monday, October 29th

5pm-6:30pm, E19-202
Presented by Dana and Soyoung from ISO, with a student panel discussing how they survived winter

Registration (RSVP) requested
First Friday Coffee Hour
Friday, November 2
10am-11am, E19-202
Open to all international students

Stop by to connect with fellow international students and enjoy a light breakfast with coffee and tea

MIT Events

Language Tree

On the third floor of Building 14N, Global Studies & Languages have an image of a "language tree" on a large poster board, which displays the names of many of the world’s languages.  Using a color-coded pin system, all members of the MIT community—students, staff, and faculty—are invited to express something of their cultural backgrounds and knowledge of languages by indicating on the “ tree” their: 1) native language; 2) a second language; 3) a third language; 4) a language currently being studied.  


8th Annual Boston Japan Film Festival

Saturday, November 3rd
32-123 Stata Center

MIT Africans present
21st Annual African Cultural Night

Saturday, November 3rd
Student Center W20-202, La Sala

Join us celebrating the African Village. We are laying it all out with GREAT FOOD, AFRO-BEATS, FASHION, DANCES, and SPOKEN WORDS!

Seasons change, and layouts do too. But the oneness in the African Village is but the cupped hands that shield the light of the flame from the winds of change. Kijiji is Swahili for “village”. It embodies the unified, rich, and wonderful African culture. Anyone who passes through a village doesn’t ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food and attend him. 

The show will start at 6pm, and we hope to see you there!


Diwali Night

Sunday, November 4th
Student Center W20-208, Lobdell
Dinner: 6pm-7.30pm. Culture show: 8pm-10pm
Ticket link:
Mark your calendars! It's time for Sangam's flagship event: the Diwali Night! We are excited to announce that our annual event celebrating Diwali is going to be on November 4, 2018 at the MIT Kresge auditorium. It's a cultural extravaganza filled with exciting performances, delicious 3-course Indian dinner, Henna tattoo stations and much more!
Attended by more than 600 people every year, Diwali Night is a window into Indian culture and its diversity. The performances ranging from classical music to classical dances to Bollywood dhamaka to folk dances await you! Along with the culture show, we have a delicious 3-course Indian Dinner in Lobdell (W20)!

MITSSS Kopitiam 2018

Saturday, November 10
Sidney-Pacific Graduate Residence (70 Pacific Street, Cambridge)

Tired of pizza and Subway, and craving the garlicky goodness of chicken rice and wok hei–infused Hokkien mee? Want to gather with folks in the same boat to banish those cravings? Then save Sat, 10 Nov 2018, the event day for MITSSS Kopitiam 2018!


What is MITSSS Kopitiam?

MITSSS Kopitiam is an annual event which brings the club together to showcase Singaporean food. For several hours in the evening in Sidney-Pacific Graduate Residence (70 Pacific Street, Cambridge MA 02139), MITSSS recreates the scene from a Singapore coffeeshop—the tastes, smells and sounds. Dishes available in past years include chicken rice, sambal stingray, vegetarian bee hoon, laksa and bak kut teh. It is a lively gathering of more than 200 MIT and other Boston-area Singaporeans and friends talking shop over a Singaporean meal.

How do I get involved? (All links are mobile-friendly)

  • Dish team leader: For people who would like to take charge of a dish. Please review the scope of work , fill in the application form and put your name, email and proposed dish in the dish team spreadsheet (first list as a member, and we will list you as a dish leader if your application is accepted).
  • Dish team member: Assist in preparation of a dish and clean-up. No experience necessary. Commitment level: rehearsal to be scheduled by individual dish teams, 2 pm to dish team’s end of cooking and clean-up on 10 Nov. Please put your name and email in the dish team spreadsheet
  • Operations team member: Performers, photographers, game booth staff, post-event clean-up team, ushers, cashiers, servers, event day drivers, and general event day staff. Commitment: 4 pm to 10 pm on 10 Nov. Please fill in the sign-up form

LCE Language Lunch
Language Conversation Exchange
Next lunch:
Wednesday, November 15 (part of International Education Week)

All lunches are 12pm-1pm
in E23-009 or E19-202
Co-sponsored by

Outside Events
Haunted Happenings at Salem
Looking for another way to celebrate Halloween?
Consider taking the Commuter Rail to famous Salem this weekend (where the witch trials occurred). 

Buy $10 Unlimited Weekend Passes and go with friends Sat or Sun
 (don't forget to dress up in costume)!


Unlimited Weekend tickets are available for purchase in 3 ways: 
*On the mTicket mobile app
*At the ticket windows at North, South, and Back Bay stations
*On board from conductors (cash accepted on all trains; credit cards accepted on select trains)
~NOT available at fare vending machines~

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