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ISSS35 refers to the 35+ weeks of events organized or co-hosted by ISSS throughout the academic year.

ISSS35 offers programs and events addressing four distinct areas: Uniquely Global, Uniquely USA, Uniquely Illinois, and the New International Student Experience (NISE). Categories include cultural exchange and educational themes for the purpose of enriching and transforming the international student and scholar experience at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, all while creating memories to last a lifetime.

Uniquely Global Uniquely USA Uniquely Illinois NISE
uniquely global

Foster cultural interactions and exchange by means of mutual understanding and respect, including language exchange, international cuisine, traditions, celebrations and presentations.

uniquely usa

Opportunities to learn about American cultural diversity, including lifestyle, sports, recreational activities, music, organizations, and history.

uniquely illinois

Opportunities that integrate international students and scholars into every part of the Illini experience, to connect and engage with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign community.

new international student experience

Introduce new students to campus by providing opportunities to meet other new students through informative events focusing on immigration policy, campus resources, student support services, as well as fun social events.

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