“Really take the time to look into study abroad programs. There are so many amazing ones out there that simply get overlooked.” – Julia Petsche, Arcadia in England – London Internship Summer Program 2017
The University of Illinois offers literally hundreds of study abroad programs suited for every student interested in studying abroad. Having all of these options can be exciting, but it can be overwhelming to decide on a program. Which programs offer internships? Are there programs that are shorter or longer than a semester? Do all programs have foreign language requirements? These are all common questions that can be answered using our study abroad platform, My Study Abroad. Let’s check out a few programs we have in our database and the information you can find there.
Program: VU Amsterdam | Language requirement: None | Who can apply: Everyone
VU Amsterdam, founded in 1880, offers an exchange program with the University of Illinois that allows for a more affordable study abroad experience as well as more classes that fulfill graduation requirements at Illinois. VU values its openness as well as its drive to encourage students to be personally engaged. Aside from its prestigious academics, VU Amsterdam offers endless things to do, from the Van Gough museum to visiting the tulip fields in the Spring. Visit our online brochure or VU’s website to learn more about studying in Amsterdam
Program: Keio University Japan | Type of program: Exchange |Terms: Spring and Academic Year
Keio University, in Japan’s capital city of Tokyo, is the oldest university in the country. The university offers a variety of courses taught in English that can be transferred back to Illinois. Exchange students are encouraged to join one of the many clubs while studying on campus. In addition to activates on campus, there are all kinds of things to do in the cosmopolitan city of Tokyo; from rotating sushi bars to experiencing its modern and traditional culture. Visit our online brochure or Keio’s website to learn more about what it’s like studying in Tokyo.
University of Sheffield
Program: University of Sheffield UK | Terms: Fall, Spring, and Academic Year | Who can apply: Everyone
British Exchange Programs are the largest and oldest exchanges at Illinois. The University of Sheffield contributes to this sizable network of exchange programs. Named number one in the UK for student experience, the University of Sheffield offers students a variety of things to do to interact within the local community and rich art culture in the city of Sheffield. And with only a quick train ride away from the busy cities of London and Edinburgh, there are always opportunities for travel. Stop by our online brochure or Sheffield’s website to get a better idea of whether Sheffield is the study abroad program you’re looking for.
Program: University of Canterbury | Internship: Yes | Terms: Fall, Spring, and Academic Year
If you’re looking to study at one of the world’s top institutions, look no further than the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Whether you’re looking to join one of Canterbury’s 100 student clubs, go on an excursion on New Zealand’s South Island or take a class on earthquake engineering, there is something for everyone to experience. Students can even gain internship credit through an art course or volunteer experience through service learning programs. If Canterbury sounds like the program for you, visit our online brochure or Canterbury’s website to learn more.
This is only a taste of programs administered by Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange. There are over 300 programs campus-wide, that are open to Illinois students. Make sure to take advantage of our study abroad platform, My Study Abroad, so that you don’t overlook a program that could be the perfect fit for you!