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! You can visit Outdoors Adventures website for more fun as well!


  • International Congratulatory Ceremony - May 10th, 2-4pm @ Student Union Ballroom. Students who are graduating this semester can register here by Friday, April 26th. They will receive an international graduation honor cord from the director, Rick Lane, in the ceremony. If you’d like to share your memory, no matter if you participate in the ceremony or not, please share one or two memorable photos through the form above. If any questions, please call 217-206-8164 or email Erika Suzuki at


International Education

Local Organizations Supporting International Education


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