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 Fall 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.

Break Programs

Fall Break Programs

COOKING WITH THE CHEFS

Tuesday, November 21, 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Ikenberry | 301 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign

Are you on campus during fall break? Are you interested in learning to cook a dish with the chefs at University Housing Dining Services? Our chefs are also interested in learning how to cook a traditional dish from your home country, region and culture!


2017 Summer Programs—NEW

MAKING FRIENDS @ BADMINTON

Sunday, May 21, 11 am–3 pm
ARC, 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

This is the first of a series of summer programs co-sponsored by OIIR International Education and Campus Recreation. Join us @ ARC for a few hours of workout and a life-long friendship! Snacks and light lunch will be provided. Registration is required to secure spot.

"LINNER" AND CONVERSATION @ AACC

Wednesday, May 24, 3 - 5 pm
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana

Enjoyed all the programs provided by AACC and International Education throughout the semesters? We have more in the summer! Come join us for “Linner” and conversation @ AACC.

TRAIL MIX MAKING AND HEALTHY EATING

Thursday, June 1, 1 - 3 pm            
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana

Join us for a round table conversation on healthy eating, and make trail mix for your next hiking trip!

MINI-OLYMPICS @ ARC

Sunday, June 11, 5-9 pm
ARC, 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

Join us for the Mini-Olympics, the second summer program co-sponsored by OIIR International Education and Campus Recreation. Registration is required to secure a spot.

LAKE OF THE WOODS DAY TRIP

Sunday, June 18, 9:30am-4:30pm
Mahomet, IL

There are so many things to do at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet, IL! Only a 20 minute bus ride, and we’ll have access to hiking trails, pedal boats, “foot-golf,” picnic lunch and more!

INDEPENDENCE DAY POOL PARTY @ARC (Cancelled)

Saturday, July 1, 2 - 6 pm
ARC, 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

In honor of the 4th of July, USA Independence Day, OIIR International Education and Campus Recreation invite you to join us for the pool party celebrating this classic American holiday!

INDIAN FOOD DEMONSTRATION with PRATIK SHRIVASTAVA

Saturday, July 15, 2 - 3:30 pm
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana

Interested in learning how a typical Indian dish is made…and then tasting it? Come join us! We will also be hosting some special guests for indoor/outdoor games and ice cream.

SUMMER HEAT WAVE POOL PARTY @ ARC

Saturday, July 22, 2 - 6 pm
ARC, 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign

At the request of our students, the Holiday Pool Party that was cancelled has been rescheduled at the ARC. OIIR International Education and Campus Recreation invite you to join us in celebrating summertime!

SNOW SKIN MOON CAKE: MAKING YOUR OWN DESSERTS

Saturday, July 29, 2 - 4 pm
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana

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. 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
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.  Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations – International Education and the Asian American Cultural Center

Have a question or want to learn more about International Education? Contact us.