Center for International Studies

Office of International Student Services

welcome in different languageThe Office of International Students Services is here for you!  Our goal is to help you with any issues or questions you may have during your time here at WIU.  We offer a wide range of services and activities designed to help you adjust to your new surroundings, get involved in campus and community activities, and ensure you have a successful academic career at WIU. 

Contact us at or 309-298-3734.


Upcoming Events: 


Cultural Connections - Environmental Issues

  • January 31, 12:30 p.m., Multicultural Center - Activities Room
  • Come meet new people, learn about different cultures, and share information about your own culture while drinking coffee, tea, and eating cookies.
  • Free and open to the campus and community.

Lincoln's Birthday Ski Trip

  • February 13, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park in Andalusia, Illinois
  • Cost is only $50 ($105 value) which includes transportation, lift ticket, ski/snowboard rental, optional beginner lesson, and lunch.
  • Register in the Campus Recreation Office by Monday, February 6.  Come join us for a day of fun! Open to all students.

Conversation Partners is accepting applications now!

  • This program pairs international students with U.S. students for conversational purposes.
  • Conversation Partners are expected to commit to meeting at least once a week for the duration of the semester. This wonderful cross-cultural sharing opportunity gives both U.S. and International students opportunities to learn about and celebrate their differences.
  • It is a great opportunity to help students from around the world learn more about American culture, customs and lifestyle. In addition to the cultural experience, it is a great way to build a resumé! If you are interested in meeting and talking to people from other countries, email