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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.

Intercultural Connections cohort members should be available to participate in the kick-off event and all four modules of the program.The meeting dates below are currently tentative but any changes will be for a Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on or near the UIC campus in Chicago.

Sept. 21 – Program Kick-Off

Oct. 5 – Module 1: Personal Culture

Oct. 19 – Module 2: Interpersonal Culture

Nov. 2 – Module 3: UIC Culture

Nov. 30 – Module 4: Chicago Culture

Recruitment Spring 2024 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. The application form for the spring 2024 cohort will open in December. Complete the interest form below to be notified as soon as the application form is available!

complete the Interest Form