Since its inception in 1892, the University of Chicago has welcomed students from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and countries of origin. UChicago offers resources to support international students as they navigate unique challenges and requirements, and student groups promote and celebrate cross-cultural exchanges. You can learn more about admissions and aid at our Global Engagement webpage for International Students. For online, summer and non-degree programs, please visit the main UChicago Admissions & Aid page.
The University currently offers a study abroad program in Pune called South Asian Civilization, which examines the history, culture, and society of the South Asian subcontinent through course work, field studies, and direct experience. This quarter-long program accommodates 24 to 26 undergraduate students and is taught in English by University of Chicago professors. The Pune program is operated in cooperation with the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) and classes are held on the campus of Fergusson College in Pune and at the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement campus in Mysore.
The office of Career Advancement offers a number of opportunities to College students interested in internship and career development opportunities, including:
Treks: Experiential programs that take students on-site to interact with alumni and employer partners in order to learn more about employment in a particular industry or location.
The Metcalf Fellows Program: Paid, substantive, 8-10 week internships that provide an opportunity for the students to build professional skills for post-College employment.
Internship Grants: College-funded grants that cover housing, food and transportation costs for students who secure international internships on their own.
The International Innovation Corps is a program based out of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Top graduates from UChicago and Indian universities are selected, trained, and split into teams of fellows, which the IIC embeds in government organizations in India. Teams spend one year developing an innovative, scalable solution to a development challenge. Fellows gain invaluable experience tackling global problems with social impact.
The University of Chicago undergraduate college experience is defined by a culture of inquiry, discussion, and exploration. International students drive the diversity of our community and create conversations that power rigorous inquiry for our intellectual community. International students comprise 15% of the University community and come from over 100 countries around the world. At UChicago, we are looking for academically talented, intellectually curious international students to come to a world-renowned campus in a global city to share their perspectives and join in the conversation.
Prospective undergraduate students can learn more about admissions and aid at our Global Engagement webpage for International Students. For online, summer and non-degree programs, please visit the main UChicago Admissions & Aid page. Specific enquiries can be directed to Daniel Urbina-McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chicago Booth School of Business offers a short-term and full-term International Business Exchange Program (IBEP), a unique opportunity for MBA students to expand their educational experience and learn business from a foreign perspective at an institution abroad. In India, the Chicago Booth IBEP partners with the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, to facilitate this student exchange program.
The Crown Family School, in collaboration with the Tata Institute of the Social Sciences Centre for Community Organization and Development Practice, offers a five-week, intensive study abroad program each summer focused on urban poverty and community practice in Mumbai, India. The course, “Poverty, Marginalization, and Challenges to Community Practice in India,” provides Crown Family School master's students with the opportunity to learn about key issues in international social welfare and gain field experience through intensive experiential learning in another country. The program is open to all students regardless of their concentration.
The Center for Global Health facilitates clinical and research experiences for UChicago faculty and students by pairing with SHARE-India, an NGO focused on infectious disease research, and Sivananda Rehabilitation Home, one of the older leprosy treatment centers in India.