Strong international ties help the department attract the world’s brightest students to Illinois and provide resident students with opportunities to experience technical and cultural diversity. Overseas collaborations enable CEE at Illinois to offer expertise to emerging educational establishments worldwide, foster faculty and student exchange, and achieve global engagement in teaching and research.
Opportunities for travel
Many CEE students have the opportunity to travel the world as part of their coursework. In recent years, students in the CEE 449 course have traveled to locations in Africa and Mexico. The Global Leaders in Construction Management group has visited construction sites around the globe. Graduate students working with faculty members on research projects have found themselves in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nepal and India. Closer to home, our more than 20 student organizations feature several with an international focus, such as the Illinois student chapter of Engineers without Borders, whose mission is to promote community-driven engineering projects fostered by local partners for a sustainable global future.
Cooperative agreements with overseas universities facilitate student exchange and collaborations in research and education. Among them, the 3+2 B.S.+M.S. program allows international students to spend their senior year at Illinois, obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from their home institution, and continue their education to earn a Master of Science degree from CEE at Illinois.
Additional links of interest:
Study abroad programs for domestic students:
Services and resources for international students:
- Illinois International (provides services to students seeking an international education at Illinois)
- International Student and Scholar Services (resources for international students)