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 2018 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.

2018 Summer Programs

Game Night @AACC

Friday, June 15, 5-7pm
1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana

Come and join us for a fun game night, meet new people while playing your favorite board and card games, and outside activities. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Hakka Style Mochi (Mua Ji) 101

Friday, June 22, 5-6:30pm
1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana

Come join TSA to learn how to make one of the most beloved snacks in Taiwan - mochi, and learn about its history and Taiwanese culture.

Splash with Friends @CRCE

Friday, June 29, 4-6 pm
Aquatic Center, Campus Recreation Center East
1102 West Gregory Drive | Urbana, IL 61801

Summer is here! Come and celebrate with us in the pool at CRCE. You will meet old friends here and make some new ones. This event is co-sponsored by OIIR International Education and Campus Recreation, one of the 2018 Summer Break Program events. Space is limited and registration is required.

Picnic Time

Friday, July 6, 5-7 pm
Crystal Lake Park
206 W Park St. Urbana

Join us for a picnic, hoops, juggling, and other outdoor activities. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring something to share! RSVP here.

Soccer Tournament

Thursday, July 12, 5-8 pm
Campus Recreation Outdoor Center (ODC) Fields
Corner of First Street and Stadium Drive, Champaign,  IL 61820

Join us at ODC Fields for a thrilling soccer tournament with fellow students and friends. This event is co-sponsored by OIIR International Education and Campus Recreation. Please register here for your spot. 

Volleyball Tournament (Cancelled)

Thursday, July 19, 5-8 pm
Campus Recreation Outdoor Center (ODC) Fields
Corner of First Street and Stadium Drive, Champaign,  IL 61820

Join us at ODC Fields for the second in the tournament series – Volleyball ! This event is co-sponsored by OIIR International Education and Campus Recreation. Please register for your spot.

Ice Cream Social

Friday, July 20, 3-5 pm
1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana

Enjoy some yummy ice cream while making new friends at AACC!

Pão de queijo and Brazilian Coffee

Friday, July 27, 5-7pm
1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana

Learn about one of the most famous and savory snacks in Brazil. We will serve it with freshly brewed Brazilian coffee!

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