Center for International Studies

Office of International Student Services

The 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 CIS-Activities@wiu.edu or 309-298-3734.


Upcoming Events: 


Cultural Connections - "Volunteerism"

  • March 28, 12:30 p.m., Multicultural Center, Activities Room
  • Meet new people, learn about different cultures, and share information about your own culture.
  • Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served free of charge!
  • This event is free and open to the campus and community.
 

International Student Tax Sessions

  • April 6, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Stipes 331
  • Free tax help for international students!  Bring your passport, I-20, and W-2 (if you worked).
  • Additional sessions are April 12, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and April 13, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Note:  We are not tax professionals. To complete the forms on your own, visit the income tax information webpage.


Employment/Internship Prep Workshops

  • April 6, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Corbin Hall 108 Conference Room
  • Get help with identifying resources for jobs and internships, construction or review of your resume and cover letter, practicing interviewing, and completing employment application forms. 
  • An additional date is April 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Bring your laptop!  Questions, please contact Marlene Forman at MS-Forman@wiu.edu or Cindy Ridle at CA-Ridle@wiu.edu.

 

Cultural Connections - "Traditional Dress"

  • April 11, 12:30 p.m., Multicultural Center, Activities Room
  • Meet new people, learn about different cultures, and share information about your own culture.
  • Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served free of charge!
  • This event is free and open to the campus and community.

 

Cultural Café:  Saudi Arabia
  • April 19, 12:00 p.m., University Union - Heritage Room
  • This event will feature a presentation and authentic food from Saudi Arabia.
  • This event is free and open to the campus and community.

 

Cultural Connections - "Sports and Physical Activity"

  • April 25, 12:30 p.m., Multicultural Center, Activities Room
  • Meet new people, learn about different cultures, and share information about your own culture.
  • Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served free of charge!
  • This event is free and open to the campus and community.