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 the many ways in which you can get involved at our institution.


Tax Workshop– Tuesday, January 31st


Spring 2017 tentative schedule

  • Friday, January 20, 5-7 PM at SLB Gym – New International Student Welcome party
  • Friday, January 27, 3-4 PM – DiversiTea collaborating with Diversity Center
  • 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 24 – Henson Robinson Zoo in Springfield, IL
  • Friday in February – Mehndi Friends with Women’s Center
  • Saturday, March 4, 12 PM – Illinois Product Expo at Illinois State Fair Ground
  • Wednesday, March 8 or Thursday, March 9, 12 PM – 1 PM – Avoid Scams Workshop for international students by UIS Police as an event for Campus Safety Week
  • Friday, March 3 or Friday, March 9 – cultural workshop with Muslim student organization as an event of Campus Safety Week
  • Saturday, March 25, 12 PM – Alpaca Show at IL State Fair Expo Building
  • Friday, April 14, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Etiquette Dinner at PAC Restaurant
  • Friday, April 28 – Six Flags at St. Louis
  • International Student Graduation Party – week of May 8



New Student Welcome Party!


Religious Holidays

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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