The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) strives to “serve the citizens of Chicago and the world by being an international leader in research, scholarship, and innovation, and by creating a globally connected campus community which supports faculty, staff and students as they address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century (2018).”

UIC is Chicago’s largest university and its only public Research I university. The university welcomes more than 6,000 international students and scholars to our campus each year and each year sends more than 300 students to study or research abroad. UIC also houses a number of internationally recognized and globally engaged research centers in urban studies, architecture, public health, social work, medicine and engineering.

UIC is located in the heart of Chicago, an architecturally and culturally dynamic city of nearly three million people and home to Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, United Airlines, and Caterpillar. Fifty-four million people visit Chicago each year to enjoy rich and diverse history, arts, culture, architecture, sports and outdoor activities.

Campus Visit and Panel Discussion for International Student Affairs Staff Held Aug. 3

On August 3rd, the Study Abroad Office, in collaboration with the Dean of Students Office, the Counseling Center, and Housing hosted a campus visit and panel discussion for 29 international student affairs staff from 16 countries.  For many, this was their first exposure to a US campus.  They represented study abroad program centers of IES, The Institute for the International Education of Students, a global academic consortium partner.


UIC Graduate Student Alex Luft Featured at Macquarie University

UIC graduate student and cotutelle candidate Alex Luft (Department of English) is featured on the cover of the 2019 Macquarie University Prospectus along with his Macquarie University cotutelle supervisor, Associate Professor Peter Doyle, and the Head of Department, Professor Nicole Anderson.

Find Sparky in Paris

Follow Sparky’s adventures in Paris with UIC Study Abroad students as they begin their internships.

Find Sparky in Paris @FindSparkyParis