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!
- Thursday, January 30 – Tax Workshop – PAC G, 3-4PM
- Monday, February 3 – OPT Workshop for Spring 2020 Graduates, 2-4PM
- Thursday, March 26 – OPT Workshop for Summer 2020 Graduates, 2-4PM
- January 17- New International Student Welcome Party, Student Union Ballroom, 5pm – 9pm
- January 24- Lunar New Year Celebration, Student Union Ballroom, 5pm – 7pm
- January 31- Ski trip to Snowstar in Andalusia, IL, Meet at TRAC 6:30 am- 6 pm
- February 20- International Mother Language Day, STU North Entrance Tables, 11 am – 1pm
- April 3- Etiquette Dinner Workshop, Student Union Ballroom, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
- May 8- Congratulatory Ceremony, Student Union Ballroom, 2pm – 4pm
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.
- 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. This year will be the 42nd Annual International Festival and it will be held at The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on November 1, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s festival is Worldwide Snapshots!
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 2019
- International Student Associations
- International Student Ambassadors