Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement

GLOBE connects Blue (current university students) with Orange participants (new students) and teams them up in small and large groups to participate in various activities and events throughout the semester.

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The goal of GLOBE is to provide opportunities for domestic and international students to enhance intercultural communication skills, leadership experience, and lifelong friendships, and “help all students develop global awareness and cultural competency," as outlined in the strategic plan of the University of Illinois.

Interested in GLOBE?

Complete the Fall 2024 GLOBE Interest Form and IE will contact you with details on the next steps!


GLOBE is the program for you if you are interested in the following:

  • Learning about other cultures
  • Looking for opportunities to engage students with different backgrounds
  • Studying abroad
  • Planing to work in multinational corporations overseas after graduation
  • Promoting communication between international and domestic students
  • Building international friendships
  • Developing global leadership skills
  • Contributing to a welcoming and inclusive climate
  • Enhancing the globalization of the Illinois campus
  • Getting involved in campus life
  • and more...

GLOBE is the recipient of the 2018 Student Affairs Outstanding Program Award . To learn more about the program, see the article in the Daily Illini and a student's journey.

For inquiries, please email