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  • Spring 2024 Jamaica Leadership Study Abroad

    Application Deadline:  October 15, 2023

    This Engineering faculty-led study tour in Petersfield, Jamaica explores leadership in a global context during 2024 Spring Break.  Participation in the travel component requires enrollment in ENG 298 during the Spring 2024 semester.  

    If interested in this study abroad program, complete the application at this link by October 15, 2023:

    The cost of the program will be $3,500 or less.  This includes room and board, all activities, and all meals except for those at the airport.  To offset some of these costs, apply for the Grainger Engineering International Scholarship and Additional Scholarship Opportunities to Explore .

    If you have any questions, Use Bookings to make an appointment with Hannah Dougherty, Academic Advisor and Coordinator of International Programs in Engineering (IPENG). or email her for availability at

  • Gilman Scholarship

    The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

    Application Deadline is October 6

  • ABE 452

    ABE 452 - Engineering for Disaster Resilience in Puerto Rico

    ABE 452 - Engineering for Disaster Resilience







    Link to flyer:

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    - This course is designed to engage students in the development of pathways towards designs for sustainable and resilient food, energy, and water provision for disaster-prone regions.

    - We work with communities in Puerto Rico, on real world problems, and seek to develop relationships with other stakeholders around Puerto Rico.

    - Students will review social factors that provide context for specific regions, while quantifying potential engineering resilience provided to communities.

    - Students will directly work with local communities, aid organizations, and peer institutions in the identification and implementation of sustainable and resilient responses.



  • Puerto Rico: Disaster Relief Project Info Session

    Date:         12/1

    Time:         12pm

    Location:  4101 MSEB

    Free Pizza!

    Course information:

    CRN: 68117

    Rubric: ABE 498

    Section: DRP Credits: 3 hours  T/Th 5-6:15

    Title: Disaster Relief Projects: Hurricane Maria

    Course Explorer Web Address:

    This course is a faculty led study tour to Puerto Rico designed to develop a pathway towards sustainable responses for disaster relief efforts. Students will   investigate background cultural, political, and social factors that preceded recent events within Puerto Rico and will influence sustainability and viability of solutions. Students will be trained in the assessment of the viability of potential technological solutions responding to current challenges for the local societies after the disaster.  Students will be trained in the safety issues associated with entering potentially dangerous areas. Students will work with local communities, aid organizations, and peer institutions in development of sustainable responses to recent events in Puerto Rico. Students will document their visit and their assessments providing a prioritized action plan for future sustainable development. Travel will occur to Puerto Rico during Spring Break, departures on Saturday March 17, and a return on March 25, 2018.

    Course Fee: there will be a fee associated with this course in the amount of TBD, which covers the cost of round trip airfare, ground transportation, lodging, and in-country programming. Scholarships are available. Students should contact their college study abroad office for more information about scholarships. Restricted: Instructor Approval Notes: Although this course is registered for a full semester course, it is scheduled to meet from February 19 through April 13.

  • International Engineering Research Abroad


    The College of Engineering International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) is still accepting applications for summer research opportunities in the following countries:

    South Korea
    Taiwan (Junior standing preferred)

    All research is reviewed by chief department advisors upon return to campus to determine if you will receive technical credit.

    Applications Due: April 1, 2017
    For more details about research abroad opportunities, please visit the IPENG Office at 210 Engineering Hall.

  • Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program

    Explore the relationship between engineering and social justice and engage in participatory problem-solving to create a more socially and environmentally just society. Application deadline: April 8, 2016.

  • 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Abroad

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) sponsors a competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for undergraduate students at UIUC who will be conducting research abroad. This initiative provides students with funds designed to subsidize travel and housing costs associated with the research. Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

  • Students of Color Abroad

    Why do more students of color need to study abroad? Learn more here

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) - Abroad

    Conduct research abroad with SURF. Deadline: 01/30/2015

  • Illinois for Illinois (I4I) & International Programs and Studies (IPS) Scholarships

    Now accepting I4I and IPS scholarships. Deadline: 02/18/2015

  • NPRE 498-Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Bedrock

    Enroll in NPRE 498 - Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Bedrock (crn59909) - Spring 2014

    Compare U.S. and Swedish Approaches to Management of Nuclear Reactor Fuel Discharges

    March 17 - May 7, 2014:  Attend five meeting hours at UIUC

    June 8-21, 2014:  Conduct field work and attend lectures in Stockholm, Sweden.  Travel to Sweden is required for participation in this course.

    4 UIUC Credit Hours

    Students registered in the course will be required to submit an application to International Programs in Engineering at to attend the study abroad component. 

    APPLY NOW!  Application Deadline March 7, 2014 at

    Questions??  Stop by our office in 210 Engineering Hall or contact Professor Cliff Singer ( or Professor Tomasz Kozlowski (


  • Summer 2013 International Service Learning Program

    The summer 2013 Global Engagement Studies Institute at Northwestern University

    Application Deadline:  March 1, 2013

    Session Dates:  June 17 - August 24, 2013

    Would you enjoy working directly with local communities and community organizations in Uganda, India, Bolivia, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, or South Africa; leveraging the strengths, rather than list the weaknesses, of the communities in which you live and work abroad; living with a host family and immersing yourself in another culture for eight weeks?  If the answer is yes, this may be the program for you!




  • Boren $20,000 Study Abroad Scholarship

    Multiple Illinois students each year receive $20,000 towards their studies abroad under the Boren Program, and it would be great if more of our students were aware of this fantastic opportunity.