News and Events

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 some of the many ways in which you can get involved.

Programs

Spring 2018 Schedule

  • Friday, January 9 – Dodgeball, SLB Gym, 3-4pm
  • Friday January 9 – Pizza Party, Diversity Center, 4pm
  • Friday, January 19 – New International Student Welcome Party Student Union South Ballroom, 5-8pm
  • Wednesday, January 10 – Illinois State Museum, 1pm
  • Friday, February 2 – Ski Trip with TRAC
  • Friday, February 16 – Chinese New Year
  • Friday, April 13 – Etiquette Dinner, Student Union South Ballroom, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Friday, May 11 – International Student Graduation Ceremony, 2-4pm
  • Friday, April 6 – St. Louis City Museum
  • Friday, April 13 – Etiquette Dinner, Student Union South Ballroom, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Friday, May 11 – International Student Graduation Ceremony, 2-4pm

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Spring 2018 Schedule

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Past Workshops and Programs

40th Anniversary of the UIS International Festival!

This year, UIS celebrated the 40th International Festival.

Each year, hundreds of campus and community members have met for an international meal, programs and exhibits. Held this year at The Recreation and Athletic Center on November 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Festival’s theme was “Anniversaries.”

The event is made possible through the work of volunteers, who spent hours working as masters of ceremony, setting up the stage, greeting guests at the door, and cleaning up afterwards.

International Festivals

Read more about the history of the International Festival, view the gallery of photos, and learn how you can get involved in next year’s festival!