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Is UIUC study abroad program any good?

I’m planning to go abroad in a year or two. There are many options and courses to choose from, but, right now, I’m interested in UIUC study abroad offers. Is there a universal program for all students or do they differ depending on my major, year, or anything else? I’m most interested in summer study abroad programs that will allow me to visit another country without disturbing my regular schedule. Besides, this time of a year is most suitable for traveling. If it has any other great programs abroad, I’ll be interested too. Are there interesting courses to pay attention to?

Theresa Perry

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Aaron Lee on May 1, 2018

As far as I know, UIUC programs of abroad studies are quite different. They vary in their field of study, duration, and direction. I’ve participated in the courses offered by the College of Education. Their main goal is to discover education around the world. The offers within this field differ as well. You can choose a spring break UIUC program and go to another country for a whole semester. Some countries support both options, while others are focused on one only. There are also summer and winter classes but the selection is lower. So, if you are determined to attend a summer study abroad program, you better check out their list beforehand and decide whether you like it or not.

In any case, I wouldn’t worry about disrupting your university schedule as there are certain measures that make the whole process easier for abroad students. I had no problems with returning from my studies.

What I like about education courses the most is the variety of projects and activities you participate in. You can resort to simple observation, assist in teaching, be a regular student, or even lead a class. You are always working directly with students and teachers. You share your own knowledge and learn something new at the same time.

There are many study abroad programs for college students and many of them are great. However, I’ve heard that UIUC offers the best engineering opportunities. Some of my friends participated in them and I heard many good things from them. Its international programs for Engineering Office send students into more than 50 countries! The offers are really flexible and you can choose the period of time you want to spend abroad yourself. You may go just for a few weeks or for a whole year. In this case, your wish to go in summer is possible.

If you are in no hurry to apply for courses, wait for fall and visit an annual fair where representatives will showcase their offers. This way, you’ll find more reliable information form officials.

In addition, take a look at the organization Engineers Without Borders. This is an international company that works with Illinois. You’ll get a chance to work with engineers from all over the world and get international financing for the projects you participate in.

Any UIUC program abroad is bound to be an interesting journey that will bring you new experiences and unforgettable memories.

Jeffrey Rodriguez2 years ago

I’d like to add a few words about travels to Asia. This part of the world is also included in the list of UIUC offers. The Study Abroad Office works with China and can send you to three universities there: Tsinghua University, Pekin University, and National Taiwan University. In addition, you can apply for a language program in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai. If you are fascinated with the Chinese culture, this is a great opportunity to experience it firsthand.

As for Japan, students can choose a semester, year, or summer study abroad program to visit the Konan University in Kobe. And again, you can opt to go for language courses to improve your Japanese.

Finally, you can choose Korea as your destination. Here is a whole page dedicated to studies in this country including offers, scholarships, fellowships, and awards -

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