Units Overview

Illinois International is comprised of seven administrative units that provide a broad array of services to students, faculty, staff, and the campus community.

Global Education and Training

Global Education and Training (GET) 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

Global Relations facilitates inter-institutional agreements and partnerships between the university and other universities, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector corporations to create an environment where innovation can move freely across geopolitical, cultural, disciplinary, and/or academic borders. Learn more about Global Relations.


Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange

Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) supports exceptional education abroad experiences through academically and professionally integrated pathways for students, faculty, and staff. Learn more about IAGE.


Intensive English Institute

The Intensive English Institute helps individuals improve their English language proficiency through a diverse set of courses tailored to meet language and professional-training needs. IEI also offers a rich variety of social, cultural, and recreational opportunities for their students to make friends from all over the world. Learn more about IEI.


International Safety and 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 individuals traveling internationally. Learn more about International Safety and Security.


International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) serves the university's international community and campus units through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach. Learn more about ISSS.


Shanghai Office

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.


Additional International Offices

In addition to the units listed above, there are a number of global learning-focused units across campus and within the colleges with whom we collaborate. Learn more about these international offices at the university.