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:
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.
Every October, new students are invited to spend a day in downtown Chicago to see the sights, eat ethnic dishes, and shop.
It’s time to dress up, use your best manners, and enjoy a gala evening off campus.
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.
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.
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.
Graduates and their family gather to celebrate this important occasion the Thursday before Commencement.
Michigan Adventure? Cedar Point? Students take a break from summer school or work to go to a nearby amusement park.