Center for International Studies

Office of International Student Services

welcome in different languageThe Office of International Students Services is here for you!  Our goal is to help you with any issues or questions you may have during your time here at WIU.  We offer a wide range of services and activities designed to help you adjust to your new surroundings, get involved in campus and community activities, and ensure you have a successful academic career at WIU. 

Contact us at CIS-Activities@wiu.edu or 309-298-3734.

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Upcoming Events:


 

International Friendship Club

  • September 30, 2:00 pm, Simpkins 025
  • This is a great way to make friends, share cultures, and participate in an activity.

Employment/Internship Prep Workshops for International Students

  • October 3, 2 - 4 pm, Corbin Hall Conference Room, Corbin 108
  • Get help with identifying resources for jobs and internships, help with your resume and cover letter, practice interviewing for a job, and help with completing employment application forms.
  • Additional dates are October 26th from 1 - 3 pm and November 16th from 11 am - 2 pm
  • Bring your laptop!  Walk-ins welcome!  Questions?  Please email Marlene Forman at MS-Forman@wiu.edu or Cindy Ridle at CA-Ridle@wiu.edu

Cultural Connections - Fashion and Current Trends

  • October 4, 12:30 pm, Multicultural Center, Activities Room
  • Come meet new people, learn about different cultures, and share information about your own culture.
  • Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served free of charge.  Free and open to the campus and public.

Cultural Connections - Social Media

  • October 18, 12:30 pm, Multicultural Center, Activities Room
  • Come meet new people, learn about different cultures, and share information about your own culture.
  • Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served free of charge.  Free and open to the campus and public.

International Bazaar Interest Meeting

  • October 18, 5 pm, Memorial Hall 341

What is the International Bazaar?

  • The International Bazaar is a great event where many cultures of the world are highlighted.

What happens at the International Bazaar? 

  • Students design booths to represent their country
  • Students dance, sing, perform
  • Authentic food is available

When is the International Bazaar?

  • It will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2107. 

How do I learn more? 

  • If you are interested in representing your country/culture, please plan on attending the interest meeting. 
  • If you are unable to attend, please email CIS-Activities@wiu.edu

Fall Field Trip

  • October 20, 6:00 pm - Meet at Memorial Hall parking lot for a ride to Horn Lodge (985 China Road)
  • Join us for an international get-together with s'mores, hot dogs, and a nighttime hike.
  • Families, children, and friends are welcome.  (Only students can ride in the university vans.)