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It can be difficult to leave your family and friends behind to live in another country. However, most international students make new friends through activities, clubs, and organizations on campus.  Explore the many ways in which you can get involved at our institution.


Tax Workshop– Tuesday, January 31st


Spring 2017 tentative schedule

  • Tuesday, January 31, 11AM- 12PM at PAC G—Tax Workshop by Paul Caselton from Accounting Department
  • Friday, February 3—Ski trip with TRAC in Andalusia, IL
  • Friday, February 17, 6 PM – 8:30 PM—Valentine’s Day Party at PAC G
  • Friday, February 24, 11:30 AM -1:30 PM—Ice Skating at Nelson Center
  • Saturday, March 4, 1 PM- 4 PM—Illinois Product Expo at Illinois State Fair Ground
  • Wednesday, March 8, 12 PM -1 PM—Avoid Scams Workshop for international students by UIS Police as an event for Campus Safety Week at PAC C/D
  • Saturday, March 25, 12 PM—Alpaca Show at IL State Fair Expo Building
  • Saturday, March 18, 1 PM-5 PM—Spotlight on Ice (Figure skating ice show) at Nelson Center
  • Friday, April 14, Time is TBA—Etiquette Dinner at PAC Restaurant
  • Friday, April 28, 8 AM—Six Flags at St. Louis
  • Friday, May 12, 12 PM -2 PM—International Student Graduation Party at PAC C/D


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Past Workshops and Programs

International Festivals

Read more about the history of the International Festival, view the gallery of photos, and learn how you can get involved in the 40th Annual International Festival next year!

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