About the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics; alumni include 11 Nobel Laureates, Academy Award winners, business founders and CEOs and sports stars.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. Current research focus areas are Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Computing and Data Sciences, Culture and Society, Earth and Environment, Materials and Manufacturing, and Physics and Astronomy.
About International Student And Scholar Services
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality. We strive to create an environment that is conducive to a successful educational, personal, and professional experience. We serve our international population and campus units through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach.
The twin cities of Champaign-Urbana are a microurban community that offers serious business, technology and innovation capabilities while maintaining a small-town feel in downstate Illinois. The two downtowns are separated by just a few miles, easy enough to access by bicycle or public transportation and both host highly-rated restaurants, bars and community events, including The Pygmalion Music Festival, Ebertfest, the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, multiple farmers’ markets and much more. C-U was recently rated as the #2 college town in the United States by BusinessInsider.com and regularly rates highly in fun, growing, healthy, and affordable rankings. C-U is also 2-3 hours away from major metropolitan areas—Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis—all easily accessible by car, bus or train.