This is an exciting time of growth and change for the Illinois State community, as we seek to prepare students to be competent and competitive actors in a globally connected society. Comprehensive campus internationalization goes far beyond study-abroad trips and international student recruitment. It includes the expansion of internationally-oriented courses, campuswide programs, student organizations, student services, civic engagement opportunities, and other activities at our home campus and affiliated locations.
The Office of International Engagement (OIE) has been tasked with carrying out this comprehensive campus internationalization through the development of partnerships, pathways, and programs that emphasize the importance of international education and the benefits of social, cultural, and linguistic knowledge beyond what is represented in our home community. While coordinated by the OIE, these programs and initiatives are a collaborative effort by many individual actors and groups from departments and offices throughout the institution and highlight the overarching commitment to making internationalization an institutional priority.