We highly recommend students participate in a study abroad program. Not only is it a wonderful experience, a time to explore a different country and culture, as well as a good addition to your college life, but you also earn Illinois credit through most programs.
The Economics Undergraduate Office works closely with study abroad to develop programs in different countries and promote opportunities to our students. Please work with your advisor to decide the best semester to study abroad. In most cases, we encourage you to seek out any program for which you are interested, even if they do not offer any major courses. Most students may take a semester off of their major coursework to explore a minor, general electives, or interest areas.
Please visit the Study Abroad Website and the LAS International Programs website to learn more about programs. Study Abroad Scholarships Available!
View our events page for any upcoming Econ Study Abroad Info Sessions (throughout the semester, also check the weekly econug email newsletter).
If you are unable to study abroad for any reason (DACA, documentation, immigration status, funding, disability, obligations, etc.), but are interested in opportunities to enhance your academics, please speak with an Econ Advisor in our economics office. You can email us, drop in for Express Advising or Schedule an Appointment. It is our mission to ensure all of our students have opportunities to enhance their ILLINOIS experience.