Illinois is a global university.

#2for international students

among public institutions with 11,000+ attending the Urbana campus from more than 110 countries

500+institutional partnerships

to support education and research with institutions in 60 countries

2,400+students studying abroad

from the Urbana campus each year on 200+ programs across more than 60 countries

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Who is Illinois International Programs?

Illinois International Programs is at the nexus of all global activities and international studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—simultaneously serving as the administrative, programmatic, and strategic unit responsible for the vast array of international activities that Illinois is involved in, both on campus and abroad.

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Global Communications and Protocol

Global Communications and Protocol elevates the University’s reputation as a pre-eminent global university by collaborating with campus partners to tell the Illinois International story through multitude of media platforms.

Global Education and Training

Global Education and Training provides a gateway to expertise at Illinois and transformative learning experiences for partners from around the world through high-quality training programs.

Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange

Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange provides exceptional study abroad experiences through academically and professionally integrated pathways for Illinois students, faculty, and staff.

Illinois Strategic International Partnerships

Illinois Strategic International Partnerships facilitates, coordinates, negotiates, and manages collaborative activities and partnerships with partner institutions and agencies based outside the United States.

International Business Operations

International Business Operations provides human resource, grant, and financial administrative services for the units, programs, and centers of Illinois International.

International Safety and Security

The Office of International Safety and Security sets and maintains the standards and protocol for pre-departure training and on-going safety needs for those participating in international activities with the University on a 24/7 basis.

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services serves our international population and campus units through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach.