Global connections & partnerships

We are called to expand knowledge in service to humanity. We will solidify the University’s position as a leader in global education, providing Ramblers with the tools needed to engage others around the world, while also bringing international students, faculty, and staff to Loyola to learn from. Our students will develop global empathy and multicultural competence through experiences both at home and abroad. We will expand our international connections and partnerships to develop solutions to urgent global challenges.


Priority 1

Increase students’ access to dynamic, multicultural experiential-learning, and research opportunities both locally and abroad, including through innovative partnerships with the global Jesuit consortia in the International Association of Jesuit Universities.

Priority 2

Promote international connections to enhance teaching and research by faculty and staff educators to advance innovative solutions to global challenges.

Priority 3

Strengthen the culture and infrastructure to support international students and scholars on campus.

“Our students will develop global empathy and multicultural competence through academic experiences abroad and with diverse populations within the United States.”

Loyola’s stories of impact

Day in and day out, Loyolans exemplify what it means to live out our mission and values. These stories highlight those who went above and beyond to personify our guiding principles through their leadership and actions. Take a dive below and get inspired—you too can make a lasting difference.

Community Centered Engagement Candace Moore

Access and Equity: Civic Engagement

Changing the Landscape

Chicago's first chief equity officer is searching for ways to level the playing field for all city residents

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Global Connections and Partnerships Andy Soto

Student Excellence: Research Abroad

The Impact of Foreign Aid

A research fellowship took two undergraduates to Tunisia

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Extraordinary Academics and Research Susan Baker

Covid19 Response: Clinical Research

Halting the spread

When it comes to the study of coronaviruses, Loyola University Chicago researchers were ahead of the curve.

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Cura Personalis DACA students

Immigration: Undocumented students

‘We made it this far. We will be doctors.’

Loyola was the first medical school in the country to openly accept DACA-status students

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