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!


  • OPT Workshop for Summer grads - March 24th from 2-4pm @ PAC F
  • Gateway Arch Trip - March 24th
  • UIUC Engineering Department Open House - March 31st from 10am-5pm @ Student Union
  • Holi celebration - April 7th @ REC Park
  • Trip to Starved Rock - April 28th
  • International Congratulatory Ceremony - May 12th from 2-4pm @ Union Ballroom


International Education

Local Organizations Supporting International Education


If you have any questions about the events, please contact: 
Erika Suzuki, Program Coordinator