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.

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Summer 2018 Schedule

  • Friday, June 22 – Water Park at Knight’s Action Park
  • Friday, July 20 – Beach and Picnic at Wolf Creek State Park

Fall 2018 Schedule

  • Friday, August 31 – New International Student Welcome Party, Student Union Center Ballroom, 5-8pm


Fall 2018 Schedule


UIS International Activities

40th Anniversary of the UIS International Festival!

This year, UIS celebrated the 40th International Festival.

Each year, hundreds of campus and community members have met for an international meal, programs and exhibits. Held this year at The Recreation and Athletic Center on November 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Festival’s theme was “Anniversaries.”

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.

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