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 on campus, and read about 100 things to do in Springfield.
Events with Erika
Fall 2018 Schedule
- Friday, August 31 – New International Student Welcome Party, Student Union Center Ballroom, 5-8pm
- Friday, November 2 – 41st Annual International Festival, TRAC, 5-8PM
Fall 2018 Schedule
- Thursday, September 6 – OPT/CPT Workshop, Brookens Auditorium, 2-4pm
- Friday, September 7 – Driver’s License and Social Security Workshop – PAC F, 2-3pm
- Thursday, November 8 – OPT Workshop Spring 2019 Graduates, Brookens Auditorium, 2-4pm
- Friday, November 27 – Travel Workshop, Brookens Auditorium, 2-3pm
- Summer 2018 Newsletter (PDF)
- August 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
- September 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
- October 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
- November 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
- December 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
- January 2018 Newsletter (PDF)
- March 2018 Newsletter (PDF)
- May 2018 Newsletter (PDF)
UIS International Activities
This past year, UIS celebrated the 40th International Festival.
Each year, hundreds of campus and community members have met for an international meal, programs and exhibits. This year will be the 41st Annual International Festival and it will be held at The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on November 2, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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
- International Education Week 2017
- International Student Associations
- International Student Ambassadors