ISSS Programs

ISSS Programs

For a list of current events going on this semester, please visit the ISSS Calendar.


ISpeak is the new outreach program connecting international students, scholars, and dependents with local schools to engage students in language training, cultural exchange, and even subject area instruction.

Indoor World Cup

Indoor World Cup is an exciting annual event hosted by ISSS and Campus Rec in the Fall.  During this 6 per side tournament, teams from different countries compete against each other for the right to hoist the Indoor World Cup trophy to represent their country.  Come and cheer your home country on to victory!

Download Entry Form for World Cup
Download World Cup Rules

International Dinner

Join ISSS and the YMCA for an international dinner with food from around the world and international performances! Held annually every year in March. Visit the University YMCA website for more information.

Travel Around the World

Visit this showcase of international food, photos, and fun every year during Illinois International Week in April

Interconnect Workshops

The InterConnect Workshop Series is a collaboration between ISSS, Asian American Cultural Center, Counseling Center, and Family and Graduate Housing. The purpose of the workshops are to provide international students information on different aspects of American culture and a safe space to ask questions. We also discuss different university resources and ways to make the most of your experience at the University of Illinois. All events are held at 6:30pm on Wednesdays at the Asian American Cultural Center. Food and refreshments are provided.  See the ISSS calendar of events for more details!

Past Events

Football/Tailgate Event

The Football/Tailgate Event gives students the chance to participate in a real tailgate with food and games. We then attend a U of I Football game together and cheer on the Illini!

UI Men's Basketball Game

What's more fun than sitting in Assembly Hall, and cheering on our men's basketball team!

ISSS Holiday Trip to Chicago

Explore what the holiday season is all about on this fun day trip to Chicago!

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