Units, Centers, & Programs
Illinois International is comprised of 11 diverse sub-units and offices dedicated to supporting campus internationalization.
Vice Provost for International Affairs & Global Strategies
Professor Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela
The Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies serves as the senior international officer for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the head of Illinois International's Executive Office. Additionally, the Vice Provost has administrative oversight over the following interdisciplinary units, centers, and programs.
Campus Services & Units
Global Education & Training
Global Education and Training prepares today’s global workforce by providing transformative customized executive training programs, professional capacity building opportunities, and academic certificate programs. Learn more about GET.
Global Relations & Partnerships
Global Relations facilitates inter-institutional agreements and partnerships between Illinois and other universities, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector corporations to create an environment where innovative knowledge, research, education, faculty, and students move freely across geopolitical, cultural, disciplinary, and/or academic borders. Learn more about Global Relations and Partnerships.
Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange
Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange provides exceptional study abroad experiences through academically and professionally integrated pathways for Illinois students, faculty, and staff. Learn more about IAGE.
Intensive English Institute
The Intensive English Institute helps international students improve their English language proficiency through a diverse set of courses tailored to meet the students' language and professional-training needs. IEI also offers a rich variety of social, cultural, and recreational activities, and the opportunity for students to make friends from all over the world. Learn more about IEI.
International Business Operations
International Business Operations provides human resource, grant, and financial administrative services to the units, centers, and programs of Illinois International. Learn more about IBOPS.
International Safety & Security
International Safety and Security monitors world events, responds to student, faculty, and staff incidents abroad on a 24/7 basis, and increases the quality of and access to pre-departure training for Illinois students, faculty, and staff traveling internationally. Learn more about ISS.
International Student & Scholar Services
International Student and Scholar Services serves the University's international community and campus units through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach. Learn more about ISSS.
The Shanghai Office operates as a natural extension of the Illinois-China partnership, serving student, faculty, and staff interests in China. Learn more about the Shanghai Office.
Academic Centers & Programs
Center for Global Studies
The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at Illinois is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center that globalizes the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Learn more about CGS.
European Union Center
The European Union Center (EUC) at Illinois is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center and a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence that promotes the scholarly research on the European Union (EU) across campus and in the local community. Learn more about EUC.
Arms Control & Domestic and International Security
The Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security facilitates objective research, academics, and outreach about international security issues within the academic and policymaking communities. Learn more about ACDIS.
Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program
The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program promotes the study of human development in international settings. Learn more about WGGP.
Dual-Reporting Area Study Centers
The following centers dual-report to the Vice Provost for International Affairs & Global Strategies and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Center for African Studies
The Center for African Studies (CAS) promotes the study of Africa by arranging visiting by African scholars, mentoring students, developing teaching aids, and organizing seminars, conferences, and symposia where people can exchange ideas in addition to off-campus teaching, curriculum development, and informational resources relating to the African continent.
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) is devoted to the enhancement of campus teaching and learning on East Asia and to outreach programming on East Asia for educators, the public, and media and business professionals.
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) fosters spaces of academic and cultural exchange between scholars, students, and regional K-14 instructors, with communities of the Americas.
Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies promotes teaching and research about Brazil through fellowships to Illinois and Brazilian students at graduate and undergraduate levels; funding faculty research; organizing international conferences on Brazilian topics; and supporting cultural activities of all sorts.
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) coordinates and promotes curricula, organizing diverse programming activities, supporting area research, and offering an interdisciplinary undergraduate major and minor as well as a master’s degree and graduate certificate program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
The Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) promotes research and scholarship on South Asia and the Middle East through academics, language studies, outreach, and the annual Turkish Studies Symposium and the Middle East and Islamic Studies Lecture Series.
Other International Offices at Illinois
In addition to the units, centers, and programs listed above that report or dual-report to the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies, there are a number of globally-focused units across campus and within the colleges with whom Illinois International collaborates. Learn more about the other international offices at Illinois.