Campus Message 06.06.16

I am pleased to announce that UIC and Shorelight Education have signed an agreement to create UIC International, an innovative partnership that supports the recruitment, preparation, and success of international students.

UIC International will help the university become a model for international student success and retention. A dedicated team of support staff and enrollment management services will ensure a smooth transition and integration for students coming to UIC from diverse geographies and academic backgrounds.

The program will build upon our existing infrastructure to grow our international student enrollment by recruiting students from more than 100 different countries, support international students transition to our academic environment, and expand UIC’s global brand.

An International Accelerator Program (IAP) will operate at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The IAP will provide students with academic, language, social, and professional development opportunities to increase student retention and integrate international students into campus life. IAP students will add to our existing enrollment plans and will not displace domestic or in-state students.

The implementation of UIC International aligns with our commitment to diversity and gives students the chance to study, work and grow with classmates who will broaden each other’s perspectives and worldview.

We look forward to welcoming our first IAP students in spring 2017.


Michael D. Amiridis