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Irina Krymova

Senior Associate Director

Study Abroad Office

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

UH 502


601 S Morgan St

Office Phone:

(312) 413-7662


Irina joined the Study Abroad Office in 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Oriental Studies and Chinese Linguistics from Russia’s Moscow State University. As part of her degree program, she spent an academic year studying abroad at Beijing Foreign Studies University in China.

She was awarded her Master of Business Administration from UIC with a concentration in International Marketing. Irina has traveled widely and undertaken numerous study abroad program evaluation site visits in Europe and Asia. She has presented at national conference proceedings on international education and represented UIC Study Abroad at numerous professional meetings.

Irina leads the development, expansion, and implementation of faculty-directed and embedded study abroad programs for undergraduate students across campus. She works with domestic and international partners to monitor all program components to be in compliance with established international education Standards of Best Practices and university protocols. She is committed to making study abroad accessible to as many UIC students as possible by establishing a diverse portfolio of faculty-directed and embedded programs across colleges and disciplines.

International Engagement:

  • Program Development/Assessment:
    • Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Thailand, South Korea, UK
  • Other
    • Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine