Cultural and Educational 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.

Events with Erika

Spring 2018 Schedule

  • Monday, January 8 – Shopping trip to Walmart, PAC bus stop, 4pm
  • Tuesday, January 9 – Pizza Party, HRB 10 (ISS Office), 5-7pm
  • Wednesday, January 10 – Illinois State Museum, PAC bus stop, 1pm
  • Friday, January 19 – New International Student Welcome Party Student Union Center Ballroom, 5-8pm
  • Friday, February 2 – Ski Trip with TRAC
  • Friday, February 9 – Sky Zone, 1:30pm
  • Friday, February 16 – Chinese New Year
  • Thursday, March 1 – Film Discussion The Sultan and the Saint, Brookens Auditorium, 6pm
  • Friday, March 2 – ASO presents Lantern Festival, Diversity Center, 3-5pm
  • Friday, March 23 – ISO presents Sanskriti, SLB Gym, 6:30-10:30pm
  • Friday, April 6 – St. Louis City Museum
  • Friday, April 13 – Etiquette Dinner, Student Union South Ballroom, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 14 – ISO’s Holi Festival, Rec Park, 11am-2:30pm
  • Monday, April 23-Friday, April 27 – Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week
  • Friday, May 11 – International Student Graduation Ceremony, 2-4pm


Spring 2018 Schedule


UIS International Activities

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.

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