The Office of International Programs (OIP) serves as a nexus for the college’s international activities.

From assisting in the procurement of funding to coordinating programs that foster global engagement and facilitating collaboration across disciplines OIP supports ACES faculty and staff as they create abundant food and energy, a healthy environment, and successful families and communities around the globe.

Faculty and Staff Resources


OIP proactively develops and shares international funding and revenue generation opportunities for ACES faculty and staff.

Current external funding opportunities ACES-sponsored international grants


ACES Global Activities

To help identify colleagues working in specific places around the world, mobilize teams for international projects and engagements, and identify institutions in specific countries where ACES already has contacts, you can view the results from the 2020 faculty survey - details of involvement in 76 countries 


Global Academy

An OIP flagship program—the ACES Academy for Global Engagement or Global Academy—is a unique training program designed for junior and midcareer ACES-faculty. Admitted faculty participate in a series of scholarly and experiential activities designed to prepare them for lifelong academic engagement in the global arena.

Learn more about the Global Academy



OIP coordinates a variety of events to facilitate international engagement. You can browse our upcoming events or catch up on past events by viewing our event archive.


Building Partnerships 

OIP serves as a liaison to other international offices on campus. See a list of university partners here. 

ACES faculty looking to establish a new international agreement should follow the Illinois International procedures. 

Our office can also help match ACES researchers with international colleagues working in similar areas. 


Safety & Support

ACES faculty and staff are reminded to check the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories and Resources before traveling internationally. 



Graduate Student Resources

OIP proactively develops and shares international funding and revenue generation opportunities for ACES graduate students.

Current external funding opportunities ACES-sponsored international graduate grants

Undergraduate Student Resources

OIP supports undergraduate students who wish to enhance their education by thinking globally. To help our undergraduate students identify international opportunities, including internships, scholarships, research experiences, and awards, we maintain a list of various opportunities for undergraduates.

View undergraduate opportunities ACES-Sponsored Undergraduate Grants

Getting Involved on Campus

OIP partners with student groups that support global interests such as food security:

Project 4 Less

Project 4 Less supports local food retailers in redistributing unconsumed meals to those facing food insecurity.

Study Abroad

We encourage undergraduate students to study abroad for a semester, a year, or a summer, or even just to participate in a study trip over winter or spring break. Visit the ACES Study Abroad website to imagine where you can go.

How to Receive Updates

To receive emails about events on campus and other opportunities for undergraduates who think globally, join our undergraduate email list here.

Visitor Resources

OIP welcomes international visitors to the College of ACES. To inquire about visiting, fill out the request form. (Note that visitors must make their own travel arrangements).

Visit Request Form Past International Visitors hosted by ACES

International Summer Immersion Program

OIP coordinates the International Summer Immersion Program (ISIP) where students from select partner universities outside of the United States spend 5 to 6 weeks experiencing research activities and campus life at a major research university.

Learn more about ISIP