International Education

International Education

The University of Illinois has the largest international student community of any US public university, with over 10,000 international students (23% of the student population) from 115 countries. The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) strives to improve campus climate by providing transformative learning experiences to the Illinois community that result in an appreciation for diversity and cross-cultural engagement. Programs and events are oriented primarily toward college students, but also serve faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

iCU (Now I See What You Mean) OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series

iCU features individual stories by international students shared among international and domestic students. The goal of iCU is to provide opportunities for the domestic and international students to engage in meaningful interaction. See the schedule of Spring 2019 events.

Global Leaders: Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE)

GLOBE connects Blue members with Orange members (new incoming students) and teams them up in small groups to participate in various activities and events. The goal of GLOBE is provide opportunities for domestic and international students to network and develop leadership skills, and “help all students develop global awareness and cultural competency.” Learn how you can get involved in GLOBE.

Friday Global Engagement Lounge (GEL)

Friday GEL is a safe place in an informal setting for our students to hang out, meet new friends and learn about resources from staff all over campus. It is open to all, and scheduled every Friday 2-4 pm at Asian American Cultural Center during regular semesters. Spring 2019 schedule can be found here.

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