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.
Fall 2018 Schedule
- Thursday, August 23 – International Conversation Time, Student Union Lounge, 3-4pm
- Friday, August 24 – Trip to Springfield Downtown by SMTD, meet at PAC bus stop, 1pm
- Friday, August 31 – New International Student Welcome Party, Student Union Ballroom, 5-8pm
- Friday, September 7 – ISO Welcome Party – Bollywood DJ Night, SLB Gym, 7-10pm
- Friday, September 14 – Museum at the Gateway Arch, meet at PAC bus stop, 9am
- Friday, October 5 – Lincoln’s New Salem Candlelight, meet at PAC bus stop, 6:30pm
- Saturday, October 13 – Carve for the Carillon at Washington Park, meet at PAC bus stop, 10am
- Friday, October 19 – Terror in the Graveyard Petersburg, IL, meet at PAC bus stop, 6:30pm
- Friday, October 26th – Halloween Party, Diversity Center, 2-5pm
- Friday, November 2 – 41st Annual International Festival, TRAC, 5-8pm
- November 12-16 – International Education Week 2018 – Events all week!!!
- Tuesday, November 20 – Lunch and Learn American Culture: Thanksgiving, Student Union Ballroom, 12pm-2pm
- Every 2nd and 4th Thursday – International Conversation Time, Student Union Lobby, 4-5pm
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
- Tuesday, November 27 – Travel Workshop, Brookens Auditorium, 2-3pm
- September 2018 Newsletter (PDF)
- August 2018 Newsletter (PDF)
- 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