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Mission and Vision

Six UIC students pose with Sparky the Dragon during the 2021 Homecoming Tailgate

The Office of International Services is a unit within the Vice Provost Office of Global Engagement. It serves the international community at the University of Illinois at Chicago and UIC branch campuses in Rockford and Peoria. Over 4,000 students, scholars and employees from around the world call UIC home and OIS supports them through immigration advising and compliance, orientation, outreach, community building and advocacy.

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The Office of International Services advances internationalization at UIC by providing comprehensive support, including advising on both government and university policies, as well as offering cross-cultural programming.

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The Office of International Services is the campus authority on immigration-related issues for a thriving community of international students, faculty, and staff and a collaborative partner in providing the highest quality service and innovative intercultural learning opportunities for UIC’s globally connected campus.

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We maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior and personal integrity. We are committed to the highest level of professionalism and expertise within the field of international education. We provide the highest level of service to students, scholars and various departments that utilize our services; and we appreciate and celebrate all aspects of diversity.