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UIC Exchange

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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. If you are enrolled at a university outside the U.S. and are interesting in spending a semester or more studying with us in Chicago, connect with your school's exchange program coordinator to see if an agreement exists between your institution and UIC. We would love to have you in the Windy City!

Getting started and applying Heading link

Studying at The University of Illinois Chicago will be one of your most memorable student experiences. Situated within walking distance of the heart of a global city, UIC is Chicago’s largest and most diverse university and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the U.S. Ignite your passion and take your studies global and become a UIC Flame.

Pre-arrival planning Heading link

After you have been fully admitted as an exchange student at UIC, you can begin pre-departure preparations including obtaining your immigration documents, researching housing options, packing and planning your arrival to Chicago.

Arrival and program experience Heading link

You made it to Chicago! We are so happy you are here and are eager to give you the tools you need to succeed during your UIC Exchange Program. Below are your first steps and some important reminders to be aware of during your time at UIC. If you have questions, reach out to an OIS UIC Exchange program advisor at and we will be happy to help.

Ending your program Heading link

When your UIC Exchange Program comes to an end, there are a few things you must do to close out your time in Chicago, but remember, you are now a #ForeverFlame!