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International Partnerships


The Office of International Engagement is currently updating the process for developing new partnerships.  More information will be available soon. If you have any questions now, please contact OIE via email at

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Memoranda of Understanding

At Illinois State, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is seen as the first step in the process of developing an agreement that enables the sending of students or faculty abroad. MOUs are officially signed by the universities involved, but are usually very brief with minimal detail. An MOU can be likened to a handshake or a gesture of goodwill, indicating that both parties are interested in developing a subsequent agreement.

Following the signing of an MOU, the creation of an actual study abroad agreement comes as a result of both institutions investing considerable time outlining detailed terms of a partnership that are mutually beneficial. Once details have been clarified and agreed upon, university officials then sign an official agreement document which establishes a formal relationship and allows students and faculty to be sent abroad.

Please be advised that proposals to create or renew an existing partnership with international universities and/or organizations must be submitted to, reviewed, and approved by OIE before communicating any commitment to a potential partner. Please complete this form (link coming soon) to initiate the process. 

Please see below for a list of partner institutions.

Country Institution
Australia Edith Cowan University
Brazil Universidade Comunitária da Região de Chapecó
Haiti The Consulate General of Haiti in Chicago
India Manipal University Jaipur
Mexico Universidad Autonoma Chapingo
Morocco Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
  Rabat Business School, Universite Internationale de Rabat
Panama Quality Leadership University
  University of Panama
Singapore American Center for Education
Spain University of Lleida
Thailand Chulalongkorn University
  Srinakharinwirot University
  Thaksin University
Vietnam University of Economics and Law
  Van Lang University