Make a Global Impact

Make a Global Impact

Discover your opportunity to make an impact on the world through study abroad, intern abroad, and volunteer abroad programs.

Why Illinois? Ask the Summer Scholars

Students from the Summer Scholar program talk about why they chose Illinois
and what they love best about our campus.

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#ILLINOIS startup Amelia uses natural language technologies for booking enterprise travel:

Alumni of Illinois universities head to Chicago to start companies—most from @Illinois_Alma

"Make sure you make money," says #ILLINOIS alum and billionaire business tycoon Shahid Kahn:

#ILLINOIS engineering to honor six as Distinguished Alumni and award top undergrad students:

Annual Engineering Open House held March 11-12 featured two days of student exhibits and competitions:

.@TECenter has announced the top 19 finalists in the Cozad New Venture Competition:

.@theNCI awarded @BeckmanInst researchers a $1.6million grant for cancer imaging project:

"A coder's dream" —catch a glimpse of Illinois's own hackathon, HackIllinois!

IBM and ECE Illinois have partnered to pioneer next-generation cognitive computing systems:

#ILLINOIS researchers develop ultrasound technique to interact better with medical implants:

A New Era of Medicine

Engineering-Based Medicine

How Engineering will Revolutionize
the Future of Healthcare

This is going to be the century of health and medicine. Groundbreaking inventions in mechanics, optics, materials, electronics, and computing in the past decades have ideally positioned the integration of the life sciences and engineering to address major challenges in medicine and healthcare. Find out how Illinois is leading the way.

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Engineering at Illinois: By the Numbers

Gifts in Action


Brandon Nsiah-Ababio
Sophomore, Electrical Engineering

“You say the name Illinois and it turns heads. I feel really blessed to be a student here and am grateful to the donors who provide the financial support to make it possible.”
The Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative has made an immediate impact on the lives of hundreds of students. More than 600 talented students received scholarships from the College in 2014-2015. These scholarships covered about 31 percent of the total financial need.

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