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


Fall 2017 Schedule

  • Monday, August 21—Library Pizza Party for International Students, location TBD, 5pm
  • Tuesday, August 22—International Cafe and Dinner Hour, Mary Jean’s Cafe, 5-7pm
  • Wednesday, August 23—Ride on SMTD Bus—Springfield Downtown Adventure, PAC bus stop, 1pm
  • Thursday, August 24—International Cafe, Mary Jean’s Cafe, 3-5pm
  • Friday, August 25—”Welcome to your new home, Springfield” Party, PAC conference room H, 6-8pm
  • Friday, September 1—New International Student Welcome Party, SLB Gym, 5-8pm
  • Friday, September 15—Floating at Meramec State Park, 8am
  • Friday, September 22—Jefferson National Expansion Memorial trip, 8:30am
  • Saturday, October 14—Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Carving, Washington Park, 1pm
  • Friday, November 3—40th Annual International Festival, TRAC, 5-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 14—International Education Week, Guest Speaker Presentation, Brookens Auditorium, 5-6pm


Fall 2017 Schedule


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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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