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Office of International Affairs (OIA)

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The Office of International Affairs (OIA) helps coordinate and advance the university’s wide-ranging international activities via the creation and development of new international initiatives to facilitate the recruitment of a diverse student body, internationalize the curricula, expand virtual learning opportunities, encourage study abroad, and foster international exchange and collaboration. In so doing, the office builds relationships with individuals and institutions, and works with the alumni office to expand Illinois Tech’s international alumni network by linking alumni with each other and attempting to build a global Illinois Tech community.


Dr. Vanita Misquita, Ph.D.
Senior Director of International Partnerships

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It was a great experience because I was able to interact with people with different backgrounds and get education from highly competent and experienced professors.

M. Hamza Sekkak — MS CAE ’17 from INSA Lyon, France

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Chaimaa Jaafari — MS CAEE ’17 from INSA Lyon, France

If I have to describe my experience at IIT in one sentence, I would say that it was an eye-opening and truly rich experience. It was worth it and opened an horizon of opportunities for me.

Larissa Affolabi — M.Eng Power Engineering ’19 from ESIGELEC, Rouen; currently pursuing a Doctoral program at Illinois Tech

Was the experience at IIT worth it?

—Absolutely! The experience is worth the cost from a compensation point. Without Illinois Tech, I would have not been able to work in the USA. The job market is a very competitive one. You need to be able to differentiate yourself. Studying in the USA gives you that differentiation.

Javier Perez — M.Eng - MAE ’08 from ETSII-UPMadrid

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Perlstein Hall
10 West 33rd Street, 228,
Chicago, IL 60616