Activities

The AEI hosts activities and coordinates a volunteer program throughout each term that brings students together to build international understanding through service. There are many opportunities each week for you to enjoy. At the AEI, you not only get the best academic experience possible, but we offer many types of social, cultural, recreational, and fun activities that will help you practice your English, outside of the classroom. Join the AEI Student Volunteer Program to help plan activities and connect with the community through various hands-on service learning experiences. Come join us for fun, friends and conversation!

  • Dozens of recreational activities each term
  • Cultural events such as coffee hour, cooking classes, and more
  • Trips to Portland, the Oregon 
Coast, Crater Lake, and Skiing

May 22
May is Bike Month12:00 a.m.

May is going to be a great month for biking on campus and beyond! It’s a good time for fair-weather cyclists to roll those steads out of the garage and for everyone who rides...
May 1–31
EMU Bike Program

May is going to be a great month for biking on campus and beyond! It’s a good time for fair-weather cyclists to roll those steads out of the garage and for everyone who rides bikes to celebrate together. With 30+ bike rides and events happening during the Eugene-Springfield Bike Month it’s the perfect time to try out something new! Visit webikelane.org for a complete list of events, dates, and times.

May 22
Free STI Clinic with HIV Alliance and University Health Centernoon

University Health Center is collaborating with HIV Alliance to bring students free HIV and Hepatitis C testing! Tests will be conveniently located on the 2nd level of the EMU, in...
May 22 noon–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Cedar and Spruce Room (231, 232)

University Health Center is collaborating with HIV Alliance to bring students free HIV and Hepatitis C testing! Tests will be conveniently located on the 2nd level of the EMU, in the Spruce and Cedar Room and will be private and confidential.

Do you have a general question about STIs, screenings or other sexual health services on campus? Swing by the HIV Screening event in the EMU to chat with a member of the University Health Center’s STI team.

May 22
21st Century Technology: Apps for a Healthier Mind and Body12:30 p.m.

Curious about how to have healthier mind and body, but don't know where to start? We have apps for that! We'll be doing a demo of some great apps that can help jump start a...
May 22 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Outside of the Fishbowl

Curious about how to have healthier mind and body, but don't know where to start? We have apps for that! We'll be doing a demo of some great apps that can help jump start a healthier lifestyle for you. Come spin our wheel and win some prizes!



We'll be outside the EMU near the Fishbowl!

May 22
OM1:00 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness...
October 25–June 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)

May 22
Career Center Drop In Advising1:30 p.m.

Drop by the Career Center for a 15-minute chat with an Advisor! * The Career Center's drop-in hours may be sporadically affected or unavailable due to unexpected advisor illness...
April 2–June 8
Hendricks Hall, Career Center Room 220

Drop by the Career Center for a 15-minute chat with an Advisor!

* The Career Center's drop-in hours may be sporadically affected or unavailable due to unexpected advisor illness or absence. In such case, we will arrange for your meeting with a career advisor at our earliest availability.

May 22
Suicide Prevention Training4:00 p.m.

The Student Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this suicide prevention training to students. You will learn how to talk about suicide,...
May 22 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Diamond Lake Room (119)

The Student Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this suicide prevention training to students. You will learn how to talk about suicide, recognize suicide risk factors and warning signs, help a friend in need, and utilize campus and community mental health resources. This workshop is free and open to al UO students.

May 22
Bike School6:00 p.m.

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with professional instruction in our DIY bike shop. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road,...
April 17–May 22
EMU Bike Program

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with professional instruction in our DIY bike shop. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, or commuter bike. Featuring instruction from Al Hongo.

May 22
DIY: Meal Planning!6:00 p.m.

How do you even meal plan?! Can't we just stick some pizza and donuts in some tupperware and call it a day? Lucky for you, we're here to help guide you on your meal planning...
May 22 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall, Demo Kitchen

How do you even meal plan?! Can't we just stick some pizza and donuts in some tupperware and call it a day? Lucky for you, we're here to help guide you on your meal planning journey! Come join our meal planning class and take home some ingredients to help you get started.

We're going to be practicing some cooking skills and enjoying the food too. So come hungry!

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The Duck Nest is partnering with Food for Lane County and UO Housing to bring free cooking classes to campus!

May 22
Move, Flow, Meditate: An Event to Awaken Now6:00 p.m.

Make mindfulness a verb and join us at our first annual event to awaken now. 6-8pm on the EMU Lawn From 6-7pm fly through a trilogy of mindful practices with your fellow ducks...
May 22 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Lawn (O Lawn)

Make mindfulness a verb and join us at our first annual event to awaken now. 6-8pm on the EMU Lawn



From 6-7pm fly through a trilogy of mindful practices with your fellow ducks featuring African dance, yoga, and meditation. Join us after for chair massages and other wellness activities from 7-8pm.



First 48 people to register for the event will receive a goodie bag, including resistance bands. Register at: https://move-flow-meditate-2018.eventbrite.com



The event is a partnership between the Duck Nest Wellness Center, UO PE and Rec, and UHC - Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.It is being supported by the Department of African Dance, as well as by the EMU.

May 22
UO Toastmasters Meeting7:00 p.m.

Join us to improve your public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive, low-stress environment. Both members and visitors are welcome. You do not need to be a university...
May 22 7:00 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Chiles, Room 125

Join us to improve your public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive, low-stress environment. Both members and visitors are welcome. You do not need to be a university student to attend.