International Education

International Education

The University of Illinois has the largest international student community of any US public university, with 9,871 international students (22% 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 2017 events.

Global Leaders: Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE)

GLOBE connects Blue members (experienced domestic and international students) with Orange members (new international 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.

Spring/Fall Break Programs

2017 Spring Break Programs—NEW

INTERNATIONAL BADMINTON DAY

Tuesday, March 21, 11 am–3 pm
Gym 3 at the ARC, 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Students, if you are staying on campus during spring break and planning to work out with other fellow students, come and join us for International Badminton Day at ARC. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to yunshi@illinois.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations – International Education and Campus Recreation

ALLERTON PARK DAY TRIP

Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 am–4 pm
Register at https://goo.gl/forms/NZ0RhdGlWwyycYvV2

Staying on campus during spring break? Interested in a day trip to Allerton Park, one the Seven Wonders of Illinois, and part of UIUC campus? Register here for a fun day to relax, hike, tour the gardens and enjoy the picnic! Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations – International Education

SPRING BREAK - SPRING HOLIDAYS!

Thursday, March 23, 11 am–3 pm
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana

When it comes to Spring holidays, what comes to mind? Easter, Mardi Gras, Holi…Come join us as we learn about spring celebrations and holidays around the world. We’ll be painting eggs, decorating masks and learning a Bollywood dance. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to yunshi@illinois.edu. Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations – International Education and the Asian American Cultural Center

 

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