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Study Abroad

Life at Illinois doesn't stop on campus.

The experiences you have when you study abroad are going to change the way you look at the world and your life in relation to it.

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300+ programs in 50+ countries

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Go anywhere.

Where you travel is up to you. You have the freedom to choose the place you want to experience, how long you want to be there, and even the language in which you want to be taught.

What are you waiting for?

The world is wide open.

Below is just a small sampling of the places you can explore and the things you can do through Illinois Abroad.

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African Wildlife in South Africa

Study wild animals in their natural habitats as you learn about the world of animal medicine, rehabilitation, and care.

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Spanish Studies in Granada

Take Spanish-taught classes in subjects like geography, history, or anthropology while experiencing the cultures and ideas that have defined Spain for generations.

when in Rome, do as the Romans do

Food & Culture in Rome

Immerse yourself in the Italian lifestyle, traveling to regional farms and wineries or exploring ancient architecture and art history.

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Rainforest Restoration in Australia

Help to restore the country’s tropical rainforests while studying current ecological issues and performing hands-on research.

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Business in Hong Kong

Study the world of business at one of Asia’s top universities as you enjoy a great mix of Western and Asian cultures in the very heart of China.

Don't fret the expense.

You’ll be surprised by how reasonable the cost of studying abroad can be. Many programs are similar to the cost of studying at Illinois, and your financial aid usually counts. Plus, scholarships are often available through our colleges.