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Intercultural Connections

Intercultural Connections aims to foster an inclusive campus space where members of the UIC community from all parts of the world come together to collectively grow in their intercultural competency. Through opportunities for co-curricular and social engagement, participants will develop the awareness and skills to better understand themselves, others, and their communities through an intercultural lens.


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Intercultural Connections Recruitment - Fall 2021

Participant Commitment
Intercultural Connections is open to all UIC students and international exchange visitor scholars. Individuals selected for the fall 2021 cohort should be committed to participating in 5-6 group events throughout the fall semester. We understand that scheduling conflicts undoubtedly arise, but expect that those selected for the program will make Intercultural Connections a priority for the duration of the fall semester.

Application Process
If you are interested in joining the fall 2021 cohort of Intercultural Connections, please complete the following application form on or before the application deadline of Sunday, Sept. 12. In the application form, you will select your preferred date for a virtual informational session. During the informational session you will learn more about Intercultural Connections, the program structure and goals, and proposed event dates. We, in turn, will learn more about you and your fit for the program. Members of the fall 2021 cohort will be selected based on a combined assessment of their written application and participation in the informational session.

If you are interested in joining the fall 2021 cohort of Intercultural Connections, please complete the online application form no later than Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11:59 p.m. (CST). Before submitting your application, you will be asked to select a date for your Intercultural Connections Information Session. All applicants must participate in an information session in order to be eligible for the program.

Fall 2021 Intercultural Connections Information Sessions
Tuesday, Sept. 14 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Via Zoom
Wednesday, Sept. 15 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Via Zoom
Thursday, Sept. 16 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Via Zoom