Trade Winds is designed to globalize your UIC experience by creating international connections across cultures on campus. Join today and…
• Explore Chicago with your Trade Winds partner
• Gain a better understanding of other languages, cultures and values
• Attend special events throughout the semester
• Promote internationalization on campus
• Make lasting connections with people from around the world
How the Program Works:
New international students are paired up with U.S. students to participate in one-on-one and group activities throughout the semester. International partners learn about UIC and the surrounding community and local culture. U.S. partners benefit by learning about other countries, cultures, values and traditions. The program provides unique opportunities for its participants to interact and educate each other about their cultures, countries, perspectives and their life experiences. Additionally, it gives students the opportunity for involvement and leadership in a meaningful extracurricular activity.