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Fall 2022 Intercultural Connections Recruitment

The Office of International Services is currently recruiting students to join the fall 2022 cohort of Intercultural Connections: sparking inclusive community at UIC. The program aims to foster an inclusive campus space where…

Fall 2022 International Student Status Maintenance Reminders

The temporary pandemic flexibilities provided by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) for F-1 international student status maintenance have expired for most international students. Only F-1 students enrolled on or before March…

DUO Authentication Unavailable in Certain Global Regions

On April 28, Information Technology shared with the UIC community that beginning May 5, 2022, the University’s 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) tool, Duo, would begin blocking authentications from users whose IP address originates in…

Congratulations! 2022 Laurette Kirstein Scholarship Winners

The Office of International Services is pleased to announce the winners of the Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. Seven scholarships of $5,000 each (pretax) were awarded to international students selected…

USCIS Announces Efforts to Increase Efficiency

On March 29, 2022, USCIS announced three agency efforts aimed at increasing efficiency, decreasing burdens to the legal immigration system, and expanding flexibility of immigration benefits to certain individuals. First, USCIS announced that…

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status for Afghanistan

On March 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an 18-month Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Afghanistan. Individuals from Afghanistan that have been continuously residing in the U.S. since…