ISSS35 Programs

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

 


 


Current/upcoming events

Check back soon for more information about upcoming events in 2017-18!


previous events

 

2016 - 2017

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#1 - New international student experience (nise) social events

Make new friends during a jam-packed week of activities!  Events include an Ice Cream Social, a Movie on the Quad, Ice Skating, and more!

#1 - shopping in america (part of nise social events)

Need essentials but don’t have a car?  Join ISSS for a trip to a nearby grocery store to take care of business!

#2 - Driving in America

Do you know US traffic laws?  Learn from local police officers about their perspective on traffic laws and safety.

#3 - IDEA Game Night*

A night for international and domestic students to come together, make new friends, and learn about fun in other cultures!

*International/domestic exchange ambassadors (IDEA)

Kicking off in Fall 2016, ISSS will support a social exchange program aimed at welcoming first-year international students, making them feel at home and encouraging intercultural communication between international and domestic students.

#4 - Interconnect dinner Dialogue series

Dinner is provided at this ongoing series of workshops designed to provide international students with information on different aspects of American culture and a safe space to ask questions

#5 - volunteer at urbana sweetcorn festival

Volunteers with ISSS receive a free t-shirt, food, and an ear of corn at this annual festival. 

#6 - Hiking at Kickapoo State Park

Get out and enjoy a relaxing hike at Kickapoo State Park.  Lunch and transportation provided, and the cost is only $7!

#7 - Bicycling 101

Do you love bicycling, but want to feel safer and more confident on your commute and fun rides? Join us for a fun, interactive, educational bicycling experience.

#8 - Champaign Urbana 101

So you’ve gotten to know campus…What about the cities of Champaign and Urbana?  Join ISSS for a fun session on exploring the cities.

#9 - Native American Pow Wow with Native American House

Interested in learning more about Native American culture?  Join ISSS and Native American House for an exciting day of native arts, crafts, dance, and food near Chicago!

#10 - International Student Spotlight Series

International students speak about their home country culture and reflect on the Illinois experience and beyond.

Fall 2016 Spotlight Series

This program provides students the opportunity to share about their home countries, cultures, through their own unique voice.

Please join us on Friday, December 2 and Friday, December 16 at 2pm. Presentations are held in the Room 411 of the Urban Outfitters Building (507 E. Green Street).

#11 - iengage weekend service and camping trip

Join the Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP), OIIR International Education, and International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) in a one-day service and sightseeing trip to a surrounding city.

#12 - harvest moon festival

The Harvest Moon is celebrated around the world.  Make your own mooncake design, enjoy performances, and play traditional games.

#13 - Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Party

Join ISSS and IEI for a haunting evening of pumpkin carving, costumes, dancing, and frights!

#14 - Weenie Roast at Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch

Join ISSS for a traditional American Fall fun evening at Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul!  Go through a corn maze in the moonlight, ride pedal carts, go on a hay ride, and enjoy a weenie roast!  ISSS will provide transportation, and the cost is $16 at the ranch for all of the food and activities.  Email lkarpl2@illinois.edu if you are interested.

#15 - Hiking at Allerton Park

Explore the fascinating grounds at Allerton Park and enjoy the fall colors of the trees.  We will leave in the morning at 9:00 am and be back by 1:30 pm.  Lunch, transportation, and a guide are included for only $7.  Preference will be given to individuals who did not get a chance to go on the last hiking trip.  Space is limited.  Email lkarpl2@illinois.edu if interested. 

#16 - indoor world cuP XX

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!

#17 - Islam Awareness Week: Interfaith Dinner

Join us as we celebrate a meal and engage in dialogue.

#17 - Islam Awareness Week: Service Day

Join us in this community service opportunity!

#18 - Weathering the Winter

Free Skating, free hot chocolate, and tips for Weathering the Winter on Friday, November 11th at the Ice Arena.  Come by between 4:30 and 6:30pm.

#19 - globe homecoming tailgate

Come out and celebrate Homecoming by participating in our tailgate event!

#20 - open sukkah dinner

Enjoy a meal and learn more about the Sukkah holiday.

#21 - Around the World Illinites

Travel the world in one night and learn about different cultures!

#22 - American Holiday Cooking Class

Join ISSS for a free holiday cooking class and dinner on December 7th at 5:30 pm at Orchard Downs, 510 George Huff Ct., Urbana.  Email lkarpl2@illinois.edu to reserve your spot!

#23 - Fall Break housing Get-Together

Planning to be on campus during break? Come out and join us for some exciting events and free snacks!

#24 - Cozy Up Craft Night (CANCELLED)

 

#25 - hAPPY HOUR (SCHOLARs)

Meet your fellow international scholars at Happy Hour!

#26 - IDEA - welcome back bowling

IDEA participants: this is an opportunity for you to show off your bowling skills and enjoy the new year with fellow IDEA members!

#27 - CPT/OPT WORKSHOP (ISSS/TCC)

Join ISSS and The Career Center at this workshop that will feature CPT and OPT presentations, as well as an overview of the valuable resources available to students at The Career Center for jobs, internships, interviews, and more!

#28 - VALENTINE'S BAKING PARty

What better way to show your loved ones you care than by giving them treats that you baked yourself? Come out and celebrate Valentine's Day by baking delicious treats!

#29 - SPONSORED J-1 STUDENT SPRING WELCOME
ISSS invites our Sponsored J-1 students to a spring welcome! Join us at Pizza M (aka Flying Machine Coffee) for light refreshments and a chance to get to know your fellow Sponsored Students!

#30 - Discover india

Join us in Foellinger auditorium as we share and celebrate the rich and diverse Indian culture with the Champaign-Urbana community. Free Admission for all.

#31 - 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.

#32 - CPT/OPT WORKSHOP (ISSS/TCC)

Join ISSS and The Career Center at this workshop that will feature CPT and OPT presentations, as well as an overview of the valuable resources available to students at The Career Center for jobs, internships, interviews, and more!

#33 - trip to amish country

Join us for a trip to Amish country in South-Central Illinois! Students have the opportunity to learn more about Amish culture and participate in activities as well as enjoy a meal with an Amish family.

#34 - CPT/OPT Workshop (for CSSA and other RSOs)

#35 - Indoor World Cup XXI

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!

#36 - international week flag hunt

During International Week, find flags and student/country spotlights hidden in buildings around campus. The first person to check in on social media with all the locations wins some Illinois Gear!

#37 - travel around the world

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

#38 - taste of language

Native speakers of 8-10 different languages teach 6 minute mini courses. Participants will have a chance to learn different languages. Pizza and soft drinks will be served!

#39 - international perspectives 20/20

A Pecha Kucha-style presentation series where students and scholars are invited to present on a central theme.

#40 - International Prom

Music, food, and all the glamor! Join us for a night to remember at International Prom.

#41 - Campus and Community Day of Service

Volunteer with ISSS at the 5th Annual Campus and Community Day of Service from 8:45-10 am on Saturday, April 8th.  Located in Memorial Stadium, this event draws thousands from across our community who work on packing meals for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.  Email lkarpl2@illinois.edu to sign up and for details. 

#42 - Babies & Breakfast at Prairie Fruit Farms (CANCELLED)


#43 - BICYCLING 101 (Spring 2017)

Do you love bicycling, but want to feel safer and more confident on your commute and fun rides? Join us for a fun, interactive, educational bicycling experience.

#44 - Hiking trip - Turkey run state park

Join us on this hiking trip to explore one of Illinois' beautiful state parks!

#45 - Follow the farmstead

Have you always wanted to learn more about the farms around Champaign-Urbana? Come out and join us along with Champaign County Visitor's Bureau for a tour of the farms in the area.

 

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