The University of Manitoba Zimbabwean Students Association (UMZIM) aims to support incoming and current Zimbabwean students to adapt to life in Canada by providing adequate resources on and off campus. As international students and being miles from home, it can get lonely without the family and friends one is used to. UMZIM strives to bring a sense of community among its members, continuing the cultural ties from Zimbabwe. The student group promotes cultural exchange between Canadian and international students with the primary focus on exchanging the Zimbabwean culture. UMZIM is a philanthropic group looking to support less economically developed nations and in particular Zimbabwe. UMZIM aims to continuously develop its members to be successful academically, socially, mentally and physically by providing and facilitating relevant opportunities to its members.