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Blake Hayes: From the Land Down Under to the Land of Lincoln

Blake Hayes: From the Land Down Under to the Land of Lincoln

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
August 15, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections, Top Stories

 The first thing you notice about Blake Hayes is his height. At 6'6”, he isn't exactly what most people imagine when they read the position “punter.” But Hayes, a freshman on Illinois' football team, doesn't share the kind of background most punters do. Hayes hails from Melbourne, Australia...

International students note differences in classroom, social scene

International students note differences in classroom, social scene

Aminah Koshul, Staff writer
August 29, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Although starting college and moving to campus can be a daunting prospect for all freshman, few people find the experience as new and unfamiliar as international students. Often there are customary aspects of American campus culture that may stand out to foreign students. Classroom settings at...

Campus leaders welcome international students

Campus leaders welcome international students

August 29, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Dear Class of 2020: Ni hao! Annyeong! Namaste! Hello and welcome to the University of Illinois! Welcome to four of the best years of your life. The University of Illinois has about 10,000 international students, who make up over 22 percent of the student body. This rich diversity is what allows UIUC...

International students not as wealthy as people think

International students not as wealthy as people think

Minju Park, Columnist
August 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, International Student Guide, Opinions, Special Sections

n one of my large lecture classes, my professor asked for all the international students to raise their hands in order to demonstrate the diversity that is present at our University. Immediately, nearly half of the students’ hands went up and their peers glanced around the room with surprised expressions...

Involvement on campus helps Chinese freshman adjust and thrive

Holiday Tang, Staff writer
August 29, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

I traveled from China on Aug. 14, 2015 to U of I alone. I felt exhausted, but eager. It is still hard to believe that a year has passed already, but it is even harder to believe how much have I learned, and grown as an Illini. Because I was in a completely new place with no connections to anyone, my fir...

Cultural fraternities and sororities add diverse elements to Greek life

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
August 29, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

In addition to the traditional Greek system on campus, there is a significant presence of cultural fraternities and sororities. Most of these cultural fraternities are not part of the Interfraternity Council, and most of the sororities are not affiliated with the National Panhellenic Council. Instead,...

UIUC offers a variety of religious centers for students

Vivienne Henning
August 29, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, News

New and returning students are settling into their fall semester routines as syllabus week comes to a close. Religion is a part of daily life for many students, and the University provides a wide variety of different centers of all affiliations and denominations. As of last year, there are at least...

List of International Student Organizations

List of International Student Organizations

Daily Illini Staff Report
August 29, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

There are Registered Student Organizations, RSOs, on campus for nearly every activity and idea imaginable. The International Student Organizations, or internationally-focused clubs, seek to connect students of similar backgrounds and interests. These organizations host events and can provide a smaller...

Sports rivalries present in the Champaign-Urbana area

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
August 29, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Go to Cly’s on a Wednesday night and you’ll find a DJ battle. Walk to the Main Quad in between classes and you’ll see freshmen racing against the clock as they hustle to class. Watch students as they log on to the University Housing application the moment it goes live in hopes of obtaining a dorm...

Campus resources, groups ease academic and social transition

Arjun Subramanian
August 25, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

International students have to make many interesting academic and social transitions when they first come to college. I am an international student who was born in Tokyo, lived in Singapore through my middle and high school years and served in the Singapore military for two years before going to college....