Global Impact Overview
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a community of students, scholars, and alumni changing the world. As a preeminent public research institution with a land-grant mission and a global impact, we pioneer innovation that tackles our world’s most pressing challenges.
With the nation’s second-largest international student population among public universities—and with some of the top academic rankings in the world—Illinois is uniquely situated to be a model of globalized education for the 21st century. But being a truly global university is about much more than having a large international student body. What makes Illinois unique is the fact that we truly offer a global classroom, both here and abroad, through the rich intellectual exchange made possible by our diverse student body, international research, education abroad programming, hundreds of international agreements, and robust student and faculty exchanges that position us as a leader in this field.
Illinois International Programs provides the campus and its partners with the expertise a university requires to be truly world class. From safety and security services to top-tier exchange programs and partnerships, Illinois International is home to all the international activity the Illinois campus is famous for.