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 (21% 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.

With the weekly iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series (by international students), InterConnect (for international students), and Global Engagement Lounge (with international students), as well as GLOBE (membership only) and Fall/Spring Break and Summer programs, International Education (IE) offers events throughout the year to enhance the transformative learning experience for all students at the University of Illinois.

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.  Fall 2020 schedule .

InterConnect Dinner & Dialogue Series

Each semester, the Counseling Center, along with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations- International Education, and Asian American Cultural Center hosts a series of workshops for international students to assist with getting acclimated to life as a student in the United States and how to thrive at their new university. Fall 2020 schedule.

Global Engagement Lounge (GEL)

Global Engagement Lounge is a unique place where you can meet other international and domestic students, enjoy interactive activities and transform your Illinois experience. Fall 2020 schedule.

Break Programs

Staying on campus during break? Join us for fun activities and get connected with other students and find your home away from home. Summer 2020 schedule.

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 throughout the semester. Membership required. Learn how you can get involved in GLOBE.

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