Center for International Studies

Office of International Student Services


Welcome to the Office of International Student Services! Our goal is to serve and support all international students on campus. We offer a broad range of services and activities designed to orient international students to their new surroundings, get them involved in the campus and community, and make sure they have all the tools and support necessary for a successful academic career here.

This website will introduce you to our friendly and helpful staff, as well as provide you with information on how to get involved with the different activities we offer.

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Upcoming Events:

Conversation Partners is accepting applications now!

This program pairs international students with U.S. WIU 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

Contact Us

Questions? Feel free to contact us at:

Dana Vizdal, Assistant Director
International Student Services
Tel: 309-298-3734
Ruth Kostreva, Office Support Associate  
International Student Services
Tel: 309-298-1150
Fax: 309-298-2405