Centers and programs

Illinois International has numerous centers and programs devoted to area studies, languages, and global issues. These centers and programs offer opportunities to engage international issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Faculty, students, and community members have the opportunity to learn more through events, conferences and symposia, and language study.

Listed below are centers and programs at Illinois:

Area & thematic studies centers

African Studies, Center for

Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, Program in

East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for

European Union Center

Global Studies, Center for

International Forum on U.S. Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for

Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

Russian, East European and Eurasian Center

South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Center for

Women and Gender in Global Perspectives


International Programs

China Executive Leadership Program

International Programs, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

International Programs in Engineering

LAS Latitudes: International Research, Education, and Outreach through Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mortenson Center For International Library Programs

Program in International and Comparative Law 

Translation Studies, School of Literature, Culture and Linguistics, Center for

World Music, Center for


Language Units

East Asian Languages and Cultures

French Department

Germanic Languages and Literatures

Intensive English Institute

Less Commonly Taught Languages Program


Slavic Languages and Literature

Spanish, Italian and Portuguese