International Engagement

OVPEDI coordinates and supports multiple international engagements that seek to produce economic growth, enhance student experience, and facilitate employment after graduation.

Participants in the 2019 Wanxiang Fellows Program
Logos of the University of Illinois System and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
HUJI/U of I Joint Research and Innovation Seed Grants Program

This joint program between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and the University of Illinois System (U of I) aims to facilitate both research and development cooperation and delivery of talent, innovations, and resources from these universities to the marketplace.

2019 Fellows at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Wanxiang Fellows Program

The Illinois Wanxiang Fellows Program, sponsored by the Wanxiang Group, offers a unique opportunity for students to study environmental issues and renewable energy in China while gaining exposure to the Chinese language and culture.

Two students taking a graduation selfie in their caps and gowns
I-MMÁS: Mexican and Mexican American Students System Initiative

The purpose of this program is to increase the recruitment of Mexican and Mexican-American students within the University of Illinois System while building a large-scale presence with Mexican academic, research, and private sector institutions.