ISSS35 Programs

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

Current events


interconnect dinner and dialogue series

  • International Student Welcome Session - Sept. 6
  • What's Happening Under the Rainbow? LGBTQ Issues in a Global Context - Sept. 20
  • American Slang and Idioms Workshop - Oct. 4
  • Avoiding Toxic Intimate Relationship Behaviors - Oct. 18
  • Improving your Focus and Concentration - Nov. 1
  • Intercultural Communication - Nov. 15
  • Home Sweet Home: The Challenges of Returning - Dec. 6

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 3

Outside J Reception

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

week 4

international scholar reception

Welcome to all new international scholars to campus!

indian summer festival trip

Learn about American Indian Culture!




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