At UIS Opportunities Abound

  • You have the opportunity to experience politics first-hand.  Our programs allow you to participate in internships anywhere from the Illinois State Capitol to around the globe.  
  • You have the opportunity to take your learning beyond the classroom.   As a student you can participate in study away programs and expand your learning experience to areas throughout the world.
  • You also have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • And you have the opportunity to participate in competitions, activities and clubs that will enhance your skills and provide you with leadership opportunities.

UIS also provides many opportunities to attend international performances, festivals and films, or to hear speakers on a range of political and global issues.  These include the International Festival, the UIS Speakers Series, the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois, the Diversity Center, the Foreign and Independent Film Series, and many International Student-Sponsored events.

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Students participating in model Illinois Government

Leader in Model Illinois Government & Legislative Staff Intern

At UIS Chloe Compton was one of the head delegates for the Model Illinois Government Club. After her she graduated from UIS with a double major in political science and communication, she was selected to the highly regarded Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP) at UIS. As an ILSIP Internship worked in the Issues Development Unit within the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.