Study Abroad

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.

Go anywhere.

Where you travel is up to you. Through Illinois Abroad, 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.

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world map of all the UIUC study abroad locations

400 programs in 65 countries

The world is wide open.

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

a student in a wetsuit handling a baby octopus

African Wildlife in South Africa

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

a view of Madrid

Food & Culture in Spain

Immerse yourself in the Spanish lifestyle, eating tapas with locals and appreciating the paintings of Goya, Velasquez, and El Greco.

two students in Italy

Language Learning in Bologna

Become fluent in classes taught only in Italian while exploring what Europe’s oldest university has to offer.

students enjoying a climb and a higher perspective on an Australian rainforest

Rainforest Restoration in Australia

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

a student outside one of Hong Kong many shrines

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 UIUC, and your financial aid usually counts. Plus, scholarships are often available through our colleges.

Steven posing underneath the Torii at Fushimi Inari Temple in Kyoto, Japan

The Great Unknown

Studying in a country you know nothing about is intimidating to say the least, but Steven was up for the challenge.

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