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Intercultural Connections

UIC students celebrate Holi with colored powder at Navy Pier.

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. Through opportunities for co-curricular and social engagement, participants will develop the awareness and skills to better understand themselves, others, and their communities through an intercultural lens.

The program's vision is to contribute to the internationalization of the UIC campus by promoting cross-cultural friendships and developing global citizens who embody and apply the UIC values of diversity, inclusion, and social justice throughout their personal and professional lives in Chicago and abroad.

Recruitment Fall 2023 Heading link

Intercultural Connections logo featuring four stylized sets of heads and arms connecting to make a diamond.

Intercultural Connections is a semester-based program open to UIC students of all countries and academic levels. Applications for the fall 2023 cohort will open in late August.

If you would like to be notified when the application becomes available, please complete the interest form linked below.

Interest Form

Intercultural Connections cohort members should be available to participate in the kick-off event and all four modules of the program. For the spring 2023 semester, modules will take place on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on or near the UIC campus in Chicago.

Feb. 9 – Program Kick-Off

Feb. 23 – Module 1: Personal Culture

March 9 – Module 2: Interpersonal Culture

March 30 – Module 3: UIC Culture

April 27 – Module 4: Chicago Culture