Events

Signature events

ISAC (International Student Association Committee) is responsible for planning a variety of events throughout the year where international students come together to enjoy each other’s company or show their stuff to the Calvin community. Here are some of the regulars:

Dinners

Dinners

International students gather for an on-campus dinner 2-3 times a semester. Sometimes there is a special program such as when international alumni are invited to join to give students advice about preparing for “Life after Calvin.” But always the dinners are a time to reconnect.

Chicago Trip

Chicago Trip

Every October, new students are invited to spend a day in downtown Chicago to see the sights, eat ethnic dishes, and shop.

Christmas Banquet

Christmas Banquet

It’s time to dress up, use your best manners, and enjoy a gala evening off campus.

Winter Retreat

Winter Retreat

Winter can be fun! During interim break, students enjoy the snow by flying down tall snowy hills on large tubes—then head to a camp where they’ll find fellowship and home-made food.

Rangeela

Rangeela

Begun in 1996, every February the international students put on a colorful extravaganza of dance, song, and skits from around the world. One of Calvin’s most popular student led shows, it plays to sell-out crowds on both a Friday and Saturday night and is organized by the Rangeela Committee.

Theme Months

Theme Months

Each month, international students highlight one particular aspect of their many cultures and invite everyone to join in. These events might include a Food Festival, International Dance Party, Movie Night, and/or World Soccer Tournament.

International Graduate and Family Reception

International Graduate and Family Reception

Graduates and their family gather to celebrate this important occasion the Thursday before Commencement.

Summer Trip

Summer Trip

Michigan Adventure? Cedar Point? Students take a break from summer school or work to go to a nearby amusement park.