There are many ways for our international students to get involved, including these opportunities:
The International House program at Illinois State University serves the needs of international students by providing a number of unique excursions, services, and experiences that allow international students to interact with domestic students and learn about American culture. International students can choose to live on the themed living-learning community floors in Manchester Hall, go on trips to Chicago or St. Louis, and/or participate in special internationally-themed events.
The Mentorship Adjustment Program (MAP) focuses on connecting newly-arrived international students with other international or domestic ISU students who have spent at least one full academic year on campus. The mentorship program is intended to facilitate the smooth transition of international students into the ISU community, build friendships, and enhance cultural awareness.
The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) provides a voice for the international student community and an opportunity to affect real change. The ISAB works in collaboration with the Office of International Studies and Programs to improve communication and strengthen relations between the international student community and OISP, with the end goal of enhancing the experience of international students at Illinois State University.
Becoming an International Student Ambassador offers international students the opportunity to proudly represent their home country. Ambassadors will serve as a valuable resource to incoming international students and to the campus community at large. Throughout the experience, Ambassadors will gain valuable leadership and communication skills, as well as lasting connections with other students.
International students have the opportunity to actively participate in over 300 different registered student organizations on the Illinois State University campus. There are also a number of cultural/ethnic RSOs that provide events and programs related to specific countries or cultures.