The Study Abroad Unit encourages its past participants to continue their international and cultural experiences through organizations, programs, and events on campus at ISU
A multicultural living and learning community located in Manchester Hall, I-House seeks to promote international education and cross-cultural understanding throughout campus. Get involved with international students studying abroad here at ISU! Help them make the most of their experience by becoming an International Buddy, attending cultural activities, or participating in short trips around the area.
Hang out with students in the International House Lounge in Hewitt-Manchester, located in 105 Vrooman Center (campus side entrance). They have some of the most comfortable couches, a wide selection of video games, and of course a diverse crowd to make conversation with.
International Fair provides the ISU campus and the Bloomington-Normal community with a unique exposition featuring food, music, entertainment, and cultural wares from around the world!
Student groups and community organizations host country and region-specific displays and booths featuring a variety of clothing, artwork, and cultural artifacts. Information on cultural education and exchange programs, as well as health and humanitarian issues are also provided.
On the main stage, student and community performers provide a wide array of traditional music and dance performances. Visitors are able to sample and purchase a variety of ethnic foods and snacks prepared by international students, local restaurants, and community members.
Attending International Fair is free!
United International Association, or UIA, is the premier student organization for international students and internationally-minded students at Illinois State University.
UIA is responsible for organizing large scale programs to help educate American students and members of the Bloomington-Normal community on different cultures and customs from around the world and to promote a sense of community and support for international students attending Illinois State.
Home to over 16 student organizations, find a regionally or culturally specific organization to get involved with today!
To learn about these and other international and cultural-based registered student organizations, visit the Multicultural Center.
The core components of the Peace Corps Prep Program are meaningful preparation not only for service in Peace Corps but also for employment generally, whether in the U.S. or abroad. As part of the Peace Corps Prep Program, you can combine classes with field experiences, develop intercultural competence, take on a leadership role, prepare to interview, and refine your resume. You demonstrate the initiative to develop the skills and attributes to launch your career.
The program is open to students in any major and encourages you to maximize your time at Illinois State by engaging with your community and thinking globally.