We encourage information sciences students to expand their global experience through various international programs. Our school partners with Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) to provide students with study abroad advising and programming to enhance their Information Sciences degree. Students should discuss with your IS Advisor to review your academic plan and how an international program may fit into your schedule, and then find your program!
Students will receive additional information and opportunities by email.
Find Your Program!
Visit the Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange Student Website to understand the process, timeline, requirements, and look through available programs. Use the First Steps Website. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor (below) to discuss programs in more detail, or to help you find a good fit.
International Programs (IAGE) Coordinator
for the iSchool
Erin Leonard is the Education Abroad Coordinator for Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange (IAGE), and is dedicated to helping iSchool students, faculty, and staff navigate the study abroad landscape at Illinois. Erin has an M.A. in International Education, and has visited or interned in countries spanning Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, Curiosity and Penny.
Erin holds virtual office hours for iSchool students seeking information on studying abroad Thursdays from 11:30am-12:30pm. To chat with Erin during these times, use the following instructions:
- Login to your Zoom account with your Illinois NetID and password
- Click chat and search for “Erin Leonard”
- Initiate a chat with her. At that time, she can convert to video chat if requested.
Erin can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, via phone at 217-300-2132, or you can make an individual virtual appointment.
View our iSchool Study Abroad Virtual Office Hours Calender here.
Get the Abroad Experience, but from home with this Fall 2020 course:
EURO 199: Smart Cities
Approved for social science general education credit
3 Credits; Online
Smart Cities provides students with an introduction to how European cities are tackling the world's most pressing problems through innovative technology, design and policy. Through an exploration of four case study cities (Rome, Vienna, Granada and Paris), students will examine innovations in sustainability throughout food systems, artificial intelligence, big data, urban planning and health care. Students will apply the tools of cultural analysis to the design of smart cities and will take a comparative approach, comparing the four European cities to each other as well as to the US urban context. This course will feature opportunities to engage with numerous experts from the fields that are advancing Smart Cities projects across Europe and in the U.S.
Get an introduction to the cities and learn more about the course through a short-video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43e_NUkx21M#action=share
EURO 199 promotional video and additional information is on the YouTube channel, Instagram account, and Facebook page.