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Registration is now open! 

If you are interested in IGlobal for your school/club, please register here!

How does IGlobal work?

  • Chapters of middle school-aged students join for one-hour synchronous zoom sessions for eight weeks each term--October to December for the first term, March to May for the second term.  
  • Sessions are hosted at a variety of times/days to accommodate all time zones.
  • Students from the College of Education lead activities about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Activities are primarily in English, supported by international and domestic University of Illinois leaders that speak other languages, too.
  • Middle school students make and share artwork, writing, videos, science experiments, globally collected data, ideas, and opinions with each other in their session as well as with all chapters around the world via shared secure posting on a learning management system. 

What will your students gain from IGlobal?

  • Strengthened enthusiasm and additional support for language learning.
  • Recognition of global connection across diverse realms such as health, the environment, and the economy.
  • Relationship building in diverse global contexts with peers.
  • Early introduction to the University of Illinois and preparation for advanced coursework in high school
  • Opportunities to develop and demonstrate increased global competency and familiarity with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Certificate from the University of Illinois upon completion of the program.

What will my role be as their teacher?

You will serve as the primary contact for the program at your school. We will send out an informational email prior to each of the 8 sessions with any instructions for you to convey to the students. The sessions contain fun activities focused on the SDGs that your students will complete alongside middle schoolers from around the world from the first week of October through the first week of December. We have a variety of time slots available, and you may attend the sessions if you wish, but it is not required.


Download our IGlobal Activities Brochure


For more information, contact IGlobal coordinators: Dr. Jacob Minniear at and Dr. Janine Solberg at

Office of International Programs
College of Education
1310 S. 6th St. 
Champaign, IL 61820 USA