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  • Funding Your Study Abroad

    Cost can be one of the most important factors to consider while researching programs. This guide will help you with factors to consider during the planning process, financial aid/scholarships opportunities, and budgeting advice.

  • Achieving Professional Goals Abroad

    Studying abroad is an experience that allows you to learn about yourself as well as the world around you, but it also enables you to grow professionally and provides you with skills and experiences that will benefit you professionally.

  • Studying Abroad: Where to Start

    Studying abroad has the potential to be one of the most meaningful experiences of your college career. That being said, knowing where to start can be overwhelming. We’re here to guide you to some of the most helpful resources.

  • Program Assistants: A Go-To Resource

    Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange offers a variety of resources to help students explore and select the program that is right for them. One of those many resources include our student staff, called Program Assistants.

  • My Study Abroad in Four Minutes or Less

    Some students know they want to study abroad, but are unsure where to start looking for program information. Others don’t know if studying abroad is for them and want to explore their options. Either way, visiting the My Study Abroad program search is one of the best places to start.  

  • Talking to Family About Study Abroad

    You’ve decided to study abroad, that’s awesome! Now it’s time to talk to your parents about your plans.

  • Study Abroad Programs A to Z

    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.

  • 4 Study Abroad Scholarships in 4 Minutes

    Don’t let the cost of studying abroad deter you from a priceless experience.  Although the cost of studying abroad is often comparable to studying at Illinois, applying for scholarships can help offset your expenses.