Signature events

The International Student Association Committee (ISAC) is responsible for planning a variety of events throughout the year which brings international students together. The Rangeela Committee plans and implements the Rangeela show. Some of these events include:



International students gather to share a meal together several times a semester. There are always announcements about upcoming events, sometimes a special speaker or program, but most importantly, the dinners are a time for students to reconnect.

Chicago Trip

Chicago Trip

Every fall, new international students are invited to spend a day in downtown Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S., to enjoy the famous sights, try some ethnic dishes, go shopping, and catch a museum or two.

World Food Festival

World Food Festival

International students prepare some of their delicious traditional dishes and in doing so, share a piece of their “home” with the Calvin community in a festival-like atmosphere.

World Food Festival

International Worship

Students from all over the world plan a night of worship that includes their diverse cultural worship styles, their different languages, and prayers for the world. The entire school is invited to join so that all may become one as they worship the great God who has created us all.

Christmas Banquet Attendees

Christmas Banquet

Every December, international students enjoy dressing up, getting off campus, and eating a special dinner as they enjoy each other’s company and a gala evening of performances and dance.

Student Snow Tubing

Winter Fun

During the Interim Break, students have the opportunity to spend the afternoon outside in the cold and “tube,” that is rent huge rubber tubes and fly down snow-packed hills at a high speed. Following the fun, everyone gathers for a dinner and fellowship.

Rangeela Performers


Begun in 1996, every February the international student body puts 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 annually.

International Graduate and Family Reception

International Graduation Celebration

Graduates and their families gather during Commencement Weekend to remember their Calvin years, celebrate this landmark in their lives, and look towards the future.