ILLINOIS INTERNATIONAL
2014–2015

Annual Report

The Illinois International Programs Annual Report provides a “snap shot” of accomplishments made by the unit last year. With private donations funding more than a twenty four scholarships for our students, this report also recognizes the generous donors who gave their gifts between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

GLOBAL IMPACT

Illinois International impacts locally and globally.


100%
Of scholarships depend
upon private funding

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$336 million
Contributed to state economy
by international students

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27
Scholarships available for
undergraduate & graduate students

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11,223
International students on the Urbana campus,
with 3,151 new undergraduate students joining us this year

PREPARING GLOBALLY COMPETENT STUDENTS

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a pre-eminent global university.


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The University of Illinois is not only the most international public university in the United States today, it is also a leader among its peers in graduating globally competent students poised to make significant impacts on a truly diverse range of disciplines and issues. Building on our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we provide transformative learning experiences in and outside of the classroom through the strength and breadth of our Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange programs; hundreds of collaborations, executive training programs, and partnerships with peer institutions and companies; and by sharing the expertise of our area studies centers, whose knowledge bases literally span the globe.

At Illinois International, we are proud to steer this movement toward global competence among our students, faculty, and alumni. We are also extremely grateful to all who provide support to our programs, whether through in-kind contributions, knowledge-sharing, or donations to our scholarships. We are proud to have you in the Illinois International family and look forward to working together to make Illinois the pre-eminent global university of the 21st Century. We couldn’t do it without you.

Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela
Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies

SUPPORTED BY

Generous donations from our global community.


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Donors


Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, Illinois International awards more than $200,000 each year in study abroad scholarships and international research fellowships.

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Scholarships


26 different scholarship opportunities were offered in 2014 with more than 74 students awarded scholarships to study abroad.

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Students


Student fees contribute to the Illinois for Illinois fund, a student-led initiative to fund study abroad, which supported 450 student's study abroad experiences in 2014-15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Didn’t catch the news? Read up on what Illinois International has been up to this past year.


Winner of 2014 Sheth awards

Outstanding alumni, faculty, and students recognized for work and service with a significant global impact.

GET Launches

Global Education and Training (GET) redefines executive training.

New Students

Illinois welcomes more international students than ever before with new initiatives streamlining the process.

A new scholarship for study abroad

The Kelsey Fourdyce Memorial Scholarship Fund established in loving memory of Illinois alum.

Accolades this past year

Illinois International ranks high among peers locally and internationally.

"Exchanging Ideas in the global classroom"

Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange students share their story in this short film.

Illinois Partnership wins Award

The INSPIRE Program at Illinois wins the Andrew Heiskell Award for International Partnerships.

THANK YOU

WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU


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Our Donors

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Students &
Alumni

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Parents &
Friends

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Faculty, Staff, & Colleagues

Stay connected

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