ISSS35 Programs

For dates and times of ISSS35 events, please visit the ISSS Events Calendar.

Current events


interconnect dinner and dialogue series (FALL 2018)


week 1

ice cream social (nise social events)

Come enjoy FREE ice cream before the movie at the Illini Union! All NEW Undergraduate & Graduate Students are welcome!

YMCA DESSERT social (nise social events)

Would you like to meet new people while enjoying some dessert? Join us at the YMCA Dessert Social!

ice skating (nise social events)

Join us for ice skating at the Ice Arena!

illini union fun night! (nise social events)

Bowling, arcade games, and a chance to meet other new international students!

chancellor's reception (nise social events)

A welcome event for all new international students with free tours at the Krannert Center!

week 2

Outside J Reception

Event to welcome all new and returning outside-J sponsored students.

week 3

idea welcome night

Event to welcome all new IDEA participants.

international scholar welcome reception

Welcome to all new international scholars to campus!

week 4

international student football tailgate party

Join us for some Tailgate activities before the UI football game!


week 7

research connection

A mix & mingle event, offering an opportunity to network not only with your peers but also with faculty advisors, the Writer’s Workshop regarding thesis/dissertation writing resources, librarians for research/data collection resources/support and the Graduate College regarding grant opportunities.

week 8

international spouses book club

A story is always better if you have someone to share it with. What could be better than sharing it with a group of people who have read it, too?" Every other month read a book from a different cultural background and then we come together and discuss it.

week 9

ISSS Cooks - Pumpkin Edition!

Learn how to cook with pumpkin and enjoy eating some of our favorite pumpkin dishes!

Week 10

Allerton Hiking Trip

Join us for a majestic trip through the majestic trails of Allerton Park.

week 11

Indoor World Cup

Enjoy playing soccer? Want to represent your home country? Need a new shirt? Join us at the Indoor World Cup Soccer Tournament!




Week 15

Weathering the winter

Winter is coming! Join us to learn more about exciting winter activities and what you'll need to survive the cold weather!





















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