Fall 2021 Trips and Special Events

The Center for Global Engagement sponsors trips and various cultural events for International Students and Scholars each semester. The trips and events are open for any Baylor international student and scholar to attend as well as their family members and GFP friends.

Please also be aware that the availability for these events is dependent on current health and safety conditions. ISSS reserves the right to modify or cancel these events in line with said health and safety standards. 

Refund Policy: If a fee is required for a trip or event and a student has paid that fee, no refunds will be granted after the registration deadline for that event. Students that cancel before the registration deadline must come to the ISSS office to obtain a refund.

Fall 2021 Trips and Events


Baylor Challenge Course: August 28, 2021

Dr. Pepper Float Hour with Ambassador Groups: August 31, 2021


Baylor Football Zoom Workshop: September 7, 2021

Baylor Football Tailgating Party: September 11, 2021

Baylor Soccer: International Student & Scholar Night: September 30, 2021


Baylor Homecoming Parade: October 16, 2021

Pumpkin Patch Visit: October 23, 2021


International Shopping Trip: November 6, 2021

Round Table Thanksgiving Dinner: November 16, 2021

Baylor Volleyball: International Student & Scholar Night: November 19, 2021


International Graduation Reception: December 3, 2021

Baylor Challenge Course

When: August 28, 2021

Where: Baylor Challenge Course; 8am

Cost: $5 (pay at CGE Office)



Join ISSS for our very first event for the semester on Saturday, August 28. It's going to be adventurous and fun. Make sure to pack water, some sun screen, and clothes that are able to get dirty (long trousers are also encouraged for all, as the high ropes elements will require you to wear a harness for your safety).

Spots are limited so register as soon as you can. Keep checking back here for signup opportunities.
Here is a video of what to expect.

Dr. Pepper Float Hour with Ambassador Groups (for new students!)

When: August 31, 2021; 3pm

Where: Meet at the International Flags Lobby (Jones Student Commons)

Cost: Free



Join your Global Bears Week Ambassador Group at 3pm in the international flags lobby at 3pm on Tuesday, August 31st and take part in one of Baylor's oldest (and tastiest) traditions at Dr. Pepper Hour. We will be walking as a group from the lobby over to the Student Union Building (SUB) to take part in this tradition. Keep checking your BU World Weekly and communicating with your Ambassador for more information.

Baylor Football Zoom Workshop

When: Tuesday, August 7th; 4pm

Where: Baylor Zoom Meetings

Cost: Free



In preparation for Baylor football's first home game, International Student & Scholar Services will be hosting a fun football workshop on Tuesday, September 7th on Zoom to help you reserve your football tickets and explain some of the rules, strategies, and best parts of the game. International Student & Scholar Services' own college football veteran, DSO Tim Johnson, will  be available to answer all your questions and help you get ready to have the most fun at the game on Saturday! 

Baylor Football Tailgating Party


When: September 11th, 2021

Where: Meet at North Russell Residence Hall Lobby; 3pm

Cost: Free



Take part in another American and Baylor tradition by attending Baylor football's first home game on Saturday, September 11th. Stop by McLane Stadium before the game for free food, fun and games! We will be meeting at the International Flags Lobby and walking over as a group to the tailgating space located next to the stadium.

Baylor Soccer: International Student & Scholar Night

When: September 30th, 2021; 7pm

Where: Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field

Cost: Free

Come cheer on Baylor's Soccer (futbol) team as they take on conference rival Texas Tech. Since this is International Student (& Scholar) night, all students (& scholars) who register to attend via their Global Bears account will get a free dinner and possibly some other goodies as well!

Baylor Homecoming Parade

When: October 16th, 2021

Where: Meet at International Flags Lobby (Jones Student Commons); 6am

Cost: Free (Bring money for shopping and lunch, though!)



The Baylor Homecoming Parade is one of the university's oldest traditions (and possibly the oldest homecoming parade in the USA!). Each year, Baylor's international student population is given a place of honor by marching just behind the Baylor marching band at the front of the parade while carrying the flags of all the countries of students represented at Baylor.

Join us in this time-honored tradition and prepare to have fun as the entire Baylor family comes out to watch the parade and cheer for you! As a parade participant, you are encouraged to wear Baylor clothing, or any traditional attire from your country you would like to celebrate.

We will be meeting early at the International Flags Lobby (Jones Student Commons) and walking over to the parade starting location downtown from there.

Pumpkin Patch Visit


When: October 23rd, 2021; 1:30pm

Where: Meet at 5th St Circle for transportation

Cost: $5 (Bring additional money for snacks and pumpkins!)



Come take part in a fun USA tradition by going to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin to carve! The Robinson Family Farm provides plenty of activities in addition to pumpkin picking, including snacks, rides, and a corn maze! Transportation and registration for the event is $5, and make sure to bring along some money for snacks and to purchase a pumpkin (prices can vary from $5-$20 depending on the pumpkin's size). We hope you are able to join us!

International Shopping Trip (FULL)--No Spaces Left

When: November 6th, 2021; 9am--6pm

Where: Meet at 5th St Circle for transportation

Cost: $5 (Bring additional money for shopping and food!)


With the US holiday season fast approaching (Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanza, etc.), take a ride with ISSS as we do some holiday shopping! We will be going to several popular shopping locations around Texas such as the North Park Mall, up in Dallas, Texas, as well as such grocery stores as 99 Ranch. Join us for one of our most popular events of the semester and get some great gifts and items at great prices! $5 for the shuttle and make sure to bring extra money for shopping and a meal.

Round Table Thanksgiving Dinner (FULL)--No Spaces Left


When: November 16, 2021

Where: Cashion 506

Cost: FREE


Baylor Round Table proudly presents, in partnership with International Student & Scholar Services, the International Thanksgiving Meal. All international students and their families are invited to attend this business/smart-casual event that provides classic Thanksgiving foods, along with a presentation by Baylor Round Table speakers explaining the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

This event is free for all attendees. Please check back on this page for registration details.

Baylor Volleyball: International Student & Scholar Night

When: November 19th, 2021; 5:30pm

Where: Ferrell Center

Cost: Free


Come cheer on Baylor Volleyball as they play conference rival Iowa State. Since this is International Student (& Scholar) night, all students (& scholars) who register to attend by completing this request will get a free dinner and possibly some other goodies as well!

International Graduation Reception

When: December 3rd, 2021

Where: TBD

Cost: FREE


All graduates and their close families and friends are encouraged to attend this extent to exclusively celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2021 graduates. Hors d'oeuvres and graduating gifts will be provided for all graduating students. ISSS wants to celebrate your accomplishments!


Center for Global Engagement

Hankamer Academic Center, H 160.01
1428 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76798

One Bear Place #97012
Waco, TX 76798-7012

(254) 710-1461