The Illinois Wanxiang Fellows Program, sponsored by the Wanxiang Group, is a competitive fellowship program open to University of Illinois undergraduate students at the Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield campuses. The program offers a unique opportunity for students to study environmental issues and renewable energy in China while gaining exposure to the Chinese language and culture.
Launching in 2019, the program enrolled a total of 20 students, with eight from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), six from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), and six from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). After pausing because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the program will resume in 2023.
The Study Abroad Office at UIC, the Office of Engaged Learning at UIS, and the Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies at UIUC collaborate with OVPEDI to deliver U of I’s first system-wide study abroad program for our students.