Cultural Immersion Programs UA offers several weekly and yearly programs where international students can socialize and build community. International Student Organizations Learn more about the variety of organizations and resources for international students and their families. International Spouse Group The International Spouse Group is designed to bring together the spouses of international students, faculty, staff and scholars for activities and interaction. International Peer Advisory Council (IPAC) Join our International Peer Advisory Council in assisting International Student and Scholar Services with international student oriented activities. Tuscaloosa’s International Friends (TIF) Tuscaloosa’s International Friends connects international students with local families in cultural exchange. Apply to be either a friendship family or connected with one. Campus Partners Capstone International Center works with numerous partners across campus in an effort to strengthen UA’s exemplary international education. Cherry Blossom/ Sakura Festival Each year for the past 30 years, the CIC, along with the sponsors and participants, holds a Sakura Festival in early spring. International Education Week International Education Week occurs annually and is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Outreach The Capstone International Center works to involve the local community in outreach projects which are meant to internationalize the UA campus as well as Tuscaloosa. Global Studies Certificate The University of Alabama’s Global Studies Certificate (GSC) is designed to introduce the undergraduate student to the cultural, economic, physical, and political aspects of being a world citizen in the 21st century. Peace Corps Those interested in learning more about Peace Corps can attend an information session or meet one-on-one UA’s Peace Corps Campus Recruiter in 121E BB Comer. Fulbright Opportunities are available for both faculty and students through the U.S. Fulbright Program.