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There are many events held at SIU that have an international focus. Cultural events are continually happening within the Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade. For example, events tied to the month-long Hispanic Heritage Month celebration or to particular language clubs and language tables provide students an opportunity to participate and learn about different cultures. Other clubs and tables offer movie nights, food, picnics, conversation, friendship, and more. In addition, our International Studies Job Series provides students with valuable insight into different types of international careers.

While events will be posted here as they become known, you can also find events posted in hard copy in the department. Check out our bulletin boards in the Languages, Cultures, and International Trade Department, located in the A-Wing, on the second floor of Faner Hall, room 2166.

International Studies Job Series

The International Studies Job Series is a lecture series designed for Southern Illinois University students who want to learn about international career options from professionals working in the field. Students find out about the course of study and professional choices that our speakers have made as they chart out their own career paths. Students are often interested in hearing the advice that speakers have to share. The talks are open to students from any major. 

Upcoming Events

For internationally-associated events at SIU, visit the Paul Simon Public Policy Events page or the International Student Council Upcoming Events page for happenings around campus. For more general listings of campus events, visit the SIU Campus Events Calendar. 

Examples of Past Events 

The Paul Simon Institute hosted a Pizza and Politics night with Gloria Campos on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Paul Simon Institute lobby. Her presentation was entitled: "Path to Politics, Illinois and the GOP: A Republican Latina Perspective." 

February 18th was New Year's Eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year and the Chinese Program in the Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade held a gathering to celebrate the Year of the Goat in Faner 2073 at 5pm. Homemade Chinese dishes and snacks were served. 

International Festival Proclamation & University Welcome. Monday, February 9, 2015, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CT), Student Center International Lounge West. 

International Festival 2015 Food Fair. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CT) in the Student Center Ballroom ABCD.  

International Festival 2015 Cultural Show. Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CT) in the Student Center Ballroom ABCD. 

International Studies Job SeriesAmbassador Janice Jacobs, December 3rd, 2014.

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration sponsored by the Hispanic Resource Center in collaboration with multiple RSO's on campus. Topics included current political and human interest issues and rich historical presentations of the Hispanic people, as well as fun cultural events, such as Salsa dancing. Here is a list of this year's schedule of events.

The Chinese Table held a Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration that featured the making of moon pies, reading of poetry, and listening to a music recital.