Global Engagement for Understanding (GEU) Overview

The Global Engagement for Understanding (GEU) Program is the signature program at International House Ann Arbor. The GEU serves IHAA residents, University of Michigan campus members, and members of the greater Ann Arbor community as well as the state of Michigan. Through our numerous intercultural events, participants deepen their understanding while developing skills in intercultural effectiveness, interpersonal resilience, and global awareness. IHAA residents in particular can assess their individual Intercultural Growth in order to improve their abilities to manage cultural gaps.

GEU events fall into into four Focus Areas: Culture and Spirituality, Community and Politics, Service and Leadership, Justice and Peace. IHAA residents may earn a GEU Certificate for professional, academic, or civic purposes.

At IHAA, Our context is Global, Our method is Engagement, Our goal is Understanding.