Center for International Studies

           

International Friendship Club

Be a part of the International Friendship Club (IFC)! IFC is a great opportunity to make new friends from around the world and learn about their cultures, languages, and lifestyles. IFC strives to provide educational opportunities to our students, the WIU campus, and the Macomb community; while also providing social activities for international and American students. We are always open to suggestions or ideas for future activities and opportunities for our students, so please feel free to reach out to us on our Facebook page. To learn more about our activities check out some of our biggest events below. We can’t wait to meet you!

Fall Welcome Event

Get to know your IFC officers at the first event of the semester! Food is provided, followed by games and the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival! This is a great opportunity to make some friends and learn about IFC, right at the start of the school year.

Fall Welcome Event

Homecoming Parade

Represent you country by carrying your flag through the streets of Macomb with your international friends! Meet people from around the globe who share the same pride in their countries as you!

Homecoming Parade

Halloween Party

Experience an American tradition with pumpkin-carving, a Halloween costume contest, and a ton of candy! Food and fun is always provided! 

Halloween Party 

International Game Night

Test your skill at games and trivia from around the world. This event falls during International Education Week and is a great way to meet new people and take a break from studying!

International Game Night 

International Bazaar  

This is one of the biggest and most talked about events on-campus, every year! Try international foods, watch a dance competition, and learn about the unique cultures, clothing, food, and music from around the world. Interested? Check out the website to learn more about how you can be involved!

International Bazaar

For more information, visit the International Bazaar webpage.

Event Timeline:

  • August: Fall Welcome Event
  • September: Homecoming Parade
  • October: International Bazaar Interest Meeting, Halloween Event
  • November: International Education Week (CIS), International Game Night
  • December: End of Semester!
  • January: Welcome Back Event
  • March: International Bazaar
  • May: Graduation

 

Interested in Becoming an Officer? 

Email an-jones5@wiu.edu for more information on how to get involved.