Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange
As the campus study abroad office, the mission of Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange is to offer students quality programs and comprehensive support throughout their education abroad experience. IAGE's vision is to foster intercultural competence and inspire global engagement for students by serving as an innovative and collaborative partner.
Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) facilitates education abroad programs in locations around the world. IAGE firmly believes that international education is transformative. Not only does it foster global competencies, but also allows students to enhance their skill-sets, broaden their perspectives, and gain a deeper understanding of their given fields. As the campus study abroad office, IAGE programs are open to students from all academic fields, backgrounds, and identities. IAGE seeks to be inclusive in their approach to study abroad and introduces students to a multi-faceted understanding of their disciplines and a broader set of tools with which to solve complex problems.
The IAGE portfolio includes: exchange programs, direct enroll programs, provider programs, customized short-term programs, and signature programs. IAGE also serves as a collaborative partner across campus, providing support and guidance to students, faculty, staff, partner institutions, and colleagues in the study abroad offices across campus. IAGE accomplishes this through their core services of Program Development, Program Management, Partner Relations, Business, Outreach and Marketing, and Systems.
IAGE is a unit of Illinois International. To support campus internationalization and global learning, Illinois International's units offer engaging programs, academic initiatives, and administrative services under the leadership of the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Global Affairs & Strategies.