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Illinois International News is a collection of globally-focused blogs and stories from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Two friends talk goals at Illinois Abroad Day

    Amber Alvarado, a freshman chemistry major on a pre-dental track, was one of the first students to walk up to the Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) tent during Illinois Abroad Day on Wednesday, Sept. 6. 

    It was 10 a.m. on a hot and humid day in the Main Quad just outside the Illini Union when Alvarado asked Boswell Hutson, the assistant director for media and marketing at Illinois International, the usual questions; how to get started, who to contact, and what scholarships are available for studying abroad.

  • At a glance: UIUC Cultural and Resource Centers

    Urbana, Ill. — The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) community is home to seven cultural and resource centers.

    These centers are in addition to Diversity and Social Justice Education and International Education units, and all are housed under the Student Success, Inclusion & Belonging office.

    In total, there are 18 SSIB units but for the purpose of this map we are looking at nine of those units that were originally a part of the former Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations. 

    SSIB is part of Student Affairs at UIUC, and according to its website, “Student Success, Inclusion & Belonging units, within Student Affairs, provide support for students to reach their personal, academic, and professional goals through curricular and co-curricular engagement opportunities." 

    The work of all these units is rooted in the goals of being more diverse, equitable, and inclusive to create a sense of belonging for students and other members of the university community, according to the SSIB website.

    Click through the story map to see where each cultural center, resource center, and education unit is located. 

    Click here for more information on SSIB.

  • Reimagine Our Future: sustainability competition for undergraduate students returns for a third year

    The Reimagine Our Future sustainability competition challenges undergraduate students to develop an innovative solutions that address a particular sustainability problem and promotes the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • The Next Four Years: Dealing with First Semester Nerves

    Mia Hackett, a recent graduate and intern with the Global Communication team at Illinois International, shares her advice for dealing with nerves that first semester in college. This is part one of a three part blog series titled "The Next Four Years."

  • Illinois Abroad Day returns Sept. 6

    Illinois Abroad Day is an annual event coordinated by Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE), the campus study abroad office, that attracts hundreds of students between passing periods just outside the Illini Union.

  • UIUC delegation explores collaborative initiatives with universities in South Africa

    The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) continued to strengthen its strategic collaboration with partners in South Africa this summer.

    In May, Chancellor Dr. Robert Jones was part of a delegation from UIUC that visited the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the University of Pretoria (UP). 

  • Vice Provost Mabokela shares reflections, research on current and future challenges facing African universities

    Originally posted on University World News Africa Edition, this article is based on an interview conducted by Professor Relebohile Moletsane for the ‘The Imprint of Education’ project, which is being implemented by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.

  • ZJUI alum shares experience supporting leukemia research

    2022 ZJUI alum shares her experience donating stem cells for leukemia research.

  • Four University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty receive 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards

    Four University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty have been selected to receive a Fulbright U.S. Scholar fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • A Day in the Life: Connecting over Dumplings at the AACC/IE

    On Wednesday, June 7, I had the privilege of attending Around the World with Dumplings. Since “dumpling-making is also a traditionally family/community-based event in many cultures” (Dr. Shi), International Education (IE) thought it would be a great way for students to mingle and relax as they made the delicious dumplings together.