The Ultimate International Student Experience

Adjusting to college life in the U.S. can be challenging. To make your transition as easy and productive as possible, UIC Global provides programs that set you up for success with:

  • Academic, English-language and cultural support
  • College credit toward your UIC degree
  • Access to exclusive courses and cultural events

Flexibility

Flexibility

With the U.S. academic model, you can change majors and explore what interests you, customize your educational experience and pursue your dreams.

Dedicated Support

Dedicated Support

Make your transition easy with academic, tutoring, career and personal support from trained advisers. We’ll even pick you up when you arrive at the airport.

Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

Receive more individual attention and customized support with fewer students in your classes. Some of your courses are exclusively for international students like you.

American Cultural Experiences

American Cultural Experiences

Get to know your new city by going to fun events with UIC Global. For instance, going to UIC Flames basketball games or exploring Chicago.

Live, Learn, Grow

Live, Learn, Grow

Gain the knowledge you need for daily life at UIC and the learning skills required in U.S. classrooms with this core UIC Global course.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Give your career a fast start with the Career Accelerator. This two-year program enhances professional skills and offers access to internships for invaluable experience.

Speed up your future career

As a UIC Global student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, you get more than academic, language and cultural growth. You also gain valuable professional skills that prepare you for a long, rewarding career.

With the Career Accelerator, you’ll receive:

  • Four semesters of professional development and career guidance
  • Skills-based training to prepare for experiential internships in your junior year
  • Unique workshops, real-world experiences and cross-cultural group work

Pick a track that leads to your future

The Career Accelerator offers five tracks, so you can focus on what’s most helpful for your professional future.

College-to-Career

College-to-Career

For students preparing for an internship during college or for their job search once they graduate

Advanced Degree Preparation

Advanced Degree Preparation

For students who plan to get a postgraduate or doctorate degree after their undergraduate degree

Sponsored Business Development

Sponsored Business Development

For students participating in a corporate sponsorship program; includes activities customized for that company or industry.

Family Business Development

Family Business Development

For students interested in pursuing a career strengthening and growing a family-owned business

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

For students who want to start, own and manage their own business after they get their degree

Admissions

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers a simple, streamlined admissions process for international students. Our admissions process includes a variety of outcomes designed to ensure your success inside and outside of the classroom. The admissions outcome that is best for you will depend on your academic qualifications, English-language level and personal preferences.

“I like that the classes at UIC are primarily taught by professors who have done or are doing their own research and incorporate it into their teaching.”
– Stephanie, Biological Sciences student