IGE: Institute for Global Engagement - University of Houston
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Go Global at UH

The UH Institute for Global Engagement leads UH’s efforts to educate, engage, and lead from a global perspective. The Institute promotes international collaborations, faculty and student exchange, research collaborations, learning abroad, global learning programs, and strategic partnerships to internationalize the campus and increase the global knowledge, skills, and engagement of the UH community.


Henderson Colombia Summer 2023

We strive to maximize opportunities for our students to learn globally – abroad and right here at home.


Protocol Event

We create and support opportunities for all types of global events, on campus, in Houston, and beyond.


Swansea visit

We link UH to the world, through targeted strategic partnerships and active participation in leading international education organizations.

IGE by the Numbers: 2022-2023

  • 85Global Partnerships
  • 540Coogs Abroad
  • 21Global Citizens Credential Grads
  • 22Faculty-led Programs
  • 490Passports Processed
  • 1000+Global Courses for the GCC

Global Partnerships

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  • UH Coogs on a Global Express

    In fall 2023, IGE proudly recognized the outstanding achievements of students who have seized opportunities to expand their horizons on the global stage, including Gilman Scholarship winners, Global Citizen Credential Graduates and International Education Scholarship Recipients.

  • International Education Week performers on stage

    IEW at UH: Connecting Global Coogs

    At UH, IEW is a week-long celebration providing students with the chance to explore initiatives and programs that foster cultural understanding and facilitate access to global learning experiences. 
  • Faculty and Provost at UH Fulbright Alumni Luncheon

    Creating a Fulbright Culture at UH

    UH is building a "Fulbright Culture" through many awards and efforts across campus. For the 3rd year, UH has been named as Fulbright HSI Leader, and separately as a Top Producing Institution. Read more about UH efforts to grow our Fulbright Culture. 
  • Image of 8 UH exCITE student competitiors

    Experiential Learning exCITEs Undergrad Scholars

    Experiential learning widens perspectives for undergrad scholars at this year's exCITE talks final competition, with many students sharing how their global experiences shaped their UH careers. 
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