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 it Out!
- UISConnection to access Zoom links and information about future events
- Current countries represented at UIS
- Virtual Bulletin Board
Tax Workshop– February 2nd, 3 pm- 4 pm via Zoom
OPT Workshop for Spring Graduates– February 5th, 2 pm – 4 pm via Zoom
OPT Workshop for Summer Graduates– March 26th, 2 pm – 4 pm via Zoom
Welcome Party– January 22nd- 5 pm-7 pm via Zoom
Lunar New Year 2021 Celebration– Friday, February 12, 1-3 pm @ SLC
International Mother Language Day– Friday, February 19, 1-3 pm @ TBA
If you have any questions about the events, please contact:
Erika Suzuki, Program Coordinator
Spring 2021 Non-Instructional Days
Five days of Spring Recess have been replaced and instead distributed across multiple weeks of the semester, resulting in the following five non-instructional days:
- Tuesday, March 2
- Wednesday, March 3
- Monday, April 26
- Thursday, May 6
- Friday, May 7
Outdoor Adventures with TRAC
The Recreational and Athletic Center (TRAC) is offering outdoor adventures throughout the Fall 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.
UIS International Festivals and Holidays
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 afterward. 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 2020
- International Student Associations
- International Student Ambassadors
- Winter 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
- November 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
- October 2020 Newsletter (PDF)
- 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)