Illinois is a global university.

#2for international students

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

400+collaborative agreements

to support education and research with institutions in 60 countries

2,200+students studying abroad

from the Urbana campus each year on 300 programs in 50+ countries

Explore our global footprint.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign collaborates with institutions around the world to facilitate the free exchange of ideas through our institutional agreements, education abroad programming, and by welcoming the nation's second-largest international student population among public universities. The map below shows how we connect with the world.

Connect with Illinois International Programs

Who is Illinois International Programs?

Illinois International Programs is at the nexus of all global pursuits 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 Education & 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 & 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 & Security

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 & Scholar Services

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

Shanghai Office

The Shanghai Office operates as a natural extension of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and provides in-country support to students, alumni, and partners.