Loyola University Chicago

International Student and Scholar Services

Global Engagement


International Student and Scholar Services offers a range of Global Engagement Programs designed for international and domestic students to interact and engage on campus and beyond. Get to know our various offerings!

New to Chicago? Hoping to get off campus and explore, but not sure where to start? Chicago has a wider array of neighborhoods that divide the city into smaller communities, each with its own unique culture and history. Our Exploring Chicago Neighborhoods program is a great way to make new friends from around the world, while simultaneously getting to know the great city of Chicago. Each semester, students explore neighborhoods such as Rogers Park, Pilsen, Hyde Park, Chinatown, Wicker Park, and many more!


The Office for International Programs, offers Chai and Chat once a week. Chai and Chat offers an opportunity for domestic and international students to meet and get to know each other on a regular basis. Students may talk about any topic that comes to mind, but there will also be a unique conversation starter planned for each week. Chai and Chat serves as a safe space where participating students are encouraged to explore different perspectives through discussions. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided (BYO mug)!

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