The Office of International Programs was established in 1996, a reflection of Northeastern Illinois University’s commitment to an internationalized curriculum. In 2004, the university
was awarded the prestigious Institute of International Education’s Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus.
The goal of the Office of International Programs is to prepare students to function effectively in the global society of the Twenty-First Century to accomplish this goal the university has established formal partnerships with universities in six countries. Through these partnerships,
an extensive calendar of campus activities, and numerous study abroad opportunities, NEIU has increased the options available for undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their understanding of and experience with global and international affairs.
The university has also expanded international student enrollments and continues to work to
facilitate international faculty and student exchanges. Our staff works closely with other Illinois colleges and universities to promote the awareness and importance of international education. NEIU also collaborates with other universities in joint projects sponsored by the National Security Education Program [NSEP], Fulbright-Hays Programs, and the Freeman Foundation. Through numerous study abroad opportunities offered at NEIU, students are able to enhance their understanding of world cultures, sharpen their sensitivity, and increase their
inter-cultural competence. Students can take NEIU courses which include a study trip to countries such as Belize, China, India, Korea, Jamaica, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Italy, and South Africa. Students may also spend a semester taking classes in an accredited institution abroad, including an NEIU partner university. Students eligible for financial
aid may apply some, or all, of their award towards study abroad programs. NEIU students may also qualify to apply for study abroad scholarship opportunities with the Institute
of International Education [IIE], NSEP, and other organizations.
For more information about the different programs and scholarship opportunities, call (773) 442-4796 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.