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About My Study Abroad

Illinois uses an online platform called “My Study Abroad” to house program information, applications, program requirements, and deadlines. All programs, regardless of administering unit, can be found in My Study Abroad. Each program title begins with an acronym that designates its administering unit. Utilize this online search to explore program options and find one that aligns with your interests and goals.

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Use the "Program Discovery" to search for keywords in the program title and brochure page. Use the "Advanced Search" to narrow programs by parameters, such as region, term, housing, internship opportunities, etc. Use the "List All" search to see a comprehensive list of all approved Illinois study abroad programs.

Program Types

Utilize this Program Type resource to understand how the program type will affect duration, cost, instructors, on-site support, housing, and courses.

Exchange Program

Exchange programs involve the reciprocal exchange of students between Illinois and our partner institutions abroad.

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Direct Enroll Program

Direct Enroll programs refer to students from Illinois who enroll directly as non-degree seeking international students at our partner institutions abroad.

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Provider Program

Providers are organizations (colleges or universities, nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses, or consortiums) that offer education abroad programs and services to students from a variety of institutions.

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Customized Short-Term Program

Customized short-term programs are Illinois courses that are led and taught by either Illinois faculty or professional staff.  Traditionally, these programs are brief in duration and take place during academic breaks.

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 All programs within My Study Abroad have been approved by the University.