Units Overview

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

Global Communication

Global Communication provides expertise and services in the field of marketing and communications, including: branding, public relations, speech writing, journalism, graphic design, social media, outreach, and web management.

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. GET has two reporting units: the Intensive English Institute (IEI) and the Shanghai Office. Learn more about GET.

Intensive English Institute

The Intensive English Institute helps individuals improve their English language proficiency through tailored instruction alongside a rich variety of social, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Learn more about IEI.

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.

Global Relations

Global Relations facilitates institutional agreements 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 for students, faculty, and staff through academically and professionally integrated pathways. Learn more about IAGE.

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.

Shared Services

The shared services units manage the core operations of Illinois International in the areas of Business Operations, Human Resources, and Shared Administrative Services. Click on each team name to learn more about their staff.

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.