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There is always something happening in the #UICInternational community. Explore ways to get involved, receive training, or simply join us at one of our upcoming events. We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events Heading link

View a comprehensive list of our upcoming events, workshops, and program deadlines. The UIC international community is always up to something – we hope you will join us!

See what the UIC international community is up to

UIC Exchange Heading link

The University of Illinois Chicago participates in exchange partnerships with universities around the world. The Office of International Services supports the UIC Exchange program by administering and supporting the incoming exchange student experience.

Become an exchange student at UIC

Intercultural Connections Heading link

Intercultural Connections: Sparking inclusive community at UIC aims to foster an inclusive campus space where UIC students from all parts of the world come together to collectively grow in their intercultural competency.

Spark an intercultural connection

Building Community Heading link

Come together with fellow international students, scholars, employees and their dependents to experience community at casual social gatherings, educational cultural events and outings where we collectively explore Chicago institutions and Midwestern traditions.

Join us on our next adventure

Workshops & Trainings Heading link

Whether it is breaking down the latest immigration update from the federal government, showing students how to apply for employment benefits, or leading workshops on intercultural communication, OIS views educational efforts as central to our mission.

Learn with us

OIS Thanksgiving Dinner Heading link

Each November, the Office of International Services hosts the UIC international community for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The meal is a way for all of us to come together to share food, friendship, and thanks in the spirit of the U.S. American holiday.

Find your seat at the Thanksgiving table

Scholarships & Awards Heading link

OIS is honored to support a number of scholarship and award programs, including the Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for UIC International Students. The scholarship is funded by the estate of Professor Kirstein who founded the Office of International Services in 1961 and served as its Director until 1993.

Learn more and apply

First Friends Heading link

First Friends is a program designed to assist incoming international students with their adjustment to UIC and the U.S. Incoming students are connected with current students via email prior to their arrival in Illinois and encouraged to ask questions about life as an international student at UIC.

Make your first friend at UIC