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International Programs

Preparing Students to Teach and Lead in a Diverse, Globally Connected World

It has never been more important for educators and other professionals engaged in the field of education to be globally conscious and equipped to instill global competency in their own students. Through engagement with international students, institutional partnerships, on-campus international programming, study abroad opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students, and research with visiting scholars, we prepare globally conscious citizens, teachers, administrators, researchers, and policymakers who are ready to confront the global challenges and embrace the worldwide possibilities of our time.

Upcoming Events

Study Abroad Online Office Hours

Every Wednesday and Friday noon

Drop in and ask any questions you have about study abroad! You can also schedule an online meeting! 

Webinar Series - Education Early Abroad

Incoming Freshman Fall 2022 at the College of Education are eligible to apply for the Education Early Abroad program to Italy. Stay tuned for more details by signing up for one of our free webinars:






  • New Initiative Brings Asian American Authors to Champaign Schools

    May 17, 2021, 13:00 PM by Ben Zigterman, News-Gazette Media
    In a virtual visit to University Primary School on Friday, a Chinese American author read from her latest picture book and shared how she grappled with feeling different growing up in a small Ohio town.
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  • In-Demand Endorsement Trains Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals

    Oct 14, 2020, 14:43 PM by Tom Hanlon
    The need for a bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement has never been greater in the state of Illinois, and the College of Education is helping to fulfill that need through a fully online endorsement program for practicing teachers.
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  • Resilience in Education: Reflections from Studying Abroad in New Zealand

    Feb 12, 2020, 16:33 PM by Asmaa Elsayed & Ashley Lawrence, College of Education
    In summer 2019, Education at Illinois’ Office of International Programs partnered with the University of Canterbury to launch its first study abroad program in New Zealand. Asmaa Elsayed, PhD student in Global Studies in Education, led the first New Zealand study abroad experience for Illinois students.
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2021 Illinois Statewide K-12 Computer Science Education Summit

Champaign , USA

Event Type: Conference/Workshop

We invite you to attend the 2021 Illinois State K-12 CS Education Summit! We have another great line-up planned this year, including:

  • Keynote Speaker Simon Peyton Jones of Microsoft;
  • 10 great panel discussions on a variety of CS Education topics such as:
    • AI and Education
    • Quantum and Education
    • The new Illinois K-12 CS Education Standards
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • The Role of Teachers in Education Policy, and more!
  • Our first Fireside Chat with a team from Scratch Foundation!
  • We are also thrilled to partner with Cobbleston Collective to bring you a free, statewide coding event for ALL Illinois 4th–8th grade educators! Here are details:

"Join us on Wednesday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to noon as we learn to code alongside Googlers using CS First. Together, we’ll learn about the importance of computer science and start coding our first program using CS First: Code Your Own Hero!

You and your class will also receive a second coding lesson to use in the future, whenever it fits with your class schedule. The second coding lesson explores music and sound.

The best part? No prep work or coding experience is required! We’ll facilitate the lesson, guide your students where they need to be, and answer any questions along the way!"

Please make plans to join us for this virtual conference. Links for registration and more information below. Help advertise the 2021 Illinois State K-12 CS Education Summit by forwarding this notice to your colleagues!

September 20–24, 2021
Virtual Conference

Register to Attend

Summit Webpage:

Questions? Please email Raya Hegeman-Davis

Cost: $12

Contact: Raya Hegeman-Davis