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. The Visit Springfield Illinois website also has excellent information on great restaurants, sites and attractions, arts, culture, history, shopping and more!
IMPORTANT: DUE to COVID-19, many of our upcoming events and workshops will take place online via Zoom. If you have any questions, please email ISS@uis.edu.
Check out UISConnection to access Zoom links and information about future events.
Virtual Bulletin Board
- Available Now – posting the latest information to stay connected
- Friday, September 4th, 2-4PM – OPT Workshop for Fall Graduates, via Zoom
- Friday, November 20th, 2-4PM – OPT Workshop for Spring Graduates, via Zoom
- Friday, August 28th at 5pm- International Virtual Welcome Party, via Zoom
- Thursday, August 27th 2:30 to 4:00- Foot-in-the-Door 2:30 to 4:00, via Zoom
- Thursday, October 1st- Mid-Autumn Festival (Hybrid), tables @ PAC overhang– Mooncakes only in-person
- October 16th 2 pm- 4 pm- Pumpkin Carving @ Community Garden
- October 22nd 2 pm – 4 pm – Build-A-Calavera @ Student Leadership Center at the Student Union
Stay tuned for upcoming virtual event information and our Fall 2020 programming schedule!
If you have any questions about the events, please contact:
Erika Suzuki, Program Coordinator
Outdoor Adventures with TRAC
The Recreational and Athletic Center (TRAC) is offering outdoor adventures throughout the Spring 2020 semester. These are amazing opportunities for all UIS students to enjoy the beauty and fun that nature in the US has to offer. All registration is done through TRAC.
- September 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
- Summer Newsletter 2020 (PDF)
- May Newsletter 2020 (PDF)
- April Newsletter 2020 (PDF)
- March Newsletter 2020 (PDF)
- February Newsletter 2020 (PDF)
- December and January 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
- November 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
- October 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
- September 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
- Summer 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
- April 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
- March 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
- February 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
- January 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
UIS International Activities
Each year, hundreds of campus and community members have met for an international meal, programs and exhibits. 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. This year we were unable to celebrate our annual International Festival due to COVID-19. We hope to continue our annual International Festival next Fall 2021. Until then, there have photos below from past International Festivals for all to browse. Although we are social distancing, we continue to celebrate cultures every day.
- International Festivals
- International Education Week 2019
- International Student Associations
- International Student Ambassadors