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Office of International Education

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Office of International Education

Through collaborative programming and curricula, OIE strives to ensure that all students have the knowledge and understanding of culture, language, history, geography, and global perspectives necessary to succeed in a world marked by interdependence, diversity, and rapid change.

About Us

Learn more about the Office of International Education, our history, and our mission. Learn More

Study Abroad

Discover all the study abroad opportunities Harper has to offer, including information about financial aid and scholarships. Study Abroad

Global Scholars Distinction

This program creates a unique advantage for your future employment, scholarship opportunities, and higher education experience. More Information


Get information on grants we've received and see how they've been used to enrich our students' lives. Grants (Coming Soon)


The Office of International Education offers a wide variety of resources for Harper faculty and staff. View Resources

Faculty Study Abroad Proposal

Interested in leading students on a study abroad experience?  Find out how to submit a proposal. Submission Process

Virtual Exchange

Connect with other student virtually and share languages and culture. Get Connected

International Students

Are you an international student looking to study at Harper? Find out everything you need to know here.  Get Started


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Meet Our Team

photo of Nellie sitting in a field and smilingNellie Khalil

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Nellie Khalil is a faculty member in the Biology Department and the Director of the Office of International Education at Harper College. She earned her master’s degree in Biology at Case Western Reserve University studying fragmented forested ecosystems.  She enjoys teaching her students about evolution, ecology, and in particular, the amazing hidden biology of plants.  In addition to advancing internationalization efforts at Harper through study abroad, virtual exchange, and faculty professional development she is also interested in highlighting global issues in her courses, including biodiversity decline and the spread of pathogens.  

photo of Angelica standing in front of the Eiffel TowerAngelica Rackow

Program Assistant

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Angelica has been serving Harper students in different departments since 2016, and in 2022, she joined the Office of International Education as a Program Specialist. She is passionate about International Education, having worked for many years as a Student Advisor in ESL schools and exchange program agencies, and earning her EdM in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership with a concentration in Global Studies at UIUC. In addition to advising Harper students and supporting internationalization efforts on campus, she is a co-advisor for the International Students Club and has been trying to learn ASL.

Contact Us

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Office of International Education

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Last Updated: 5/16/24