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Basic Information for Exchange Partners

Study Abroad Office Contacts

Please refer to the table below to contact staff members working on specific aspects of our exchange agreements:

Incoming Exchange Student Subject

Types of Questions


Incoming Exchange Balance Questions

Exchange Balances/Annual and Semester allowances

Exchange Renewals

UIUC Policies (uncertainty about majors/ department allowances)

Thandi Dinani
Coordinator for Asia Exchanges

Sherry Danielson
Coordinator for Exchanges in Mainland Europe, UK/Ireland & Australia/New Zealand

Brandon Lanners
Coordinator for Exchanges in Spain & Latin America

SAO Incoming Student Exchange Application Link and Access Code

Regional Coordinators will supply an access code each term for central study abroad office (SAO) exchange students

(If you have multiple exchange agreements at UIUC, a contact person from each college will supply a link and access code for students applying to non-SAO exchange programs)

Thandi Dinani
Coordinator for Asia Exchanges

Sherry Danielson
Coordinator for Exchanges in Mainland Europe, UK/Ireland & Australia/New Zealand

Brandon Lanners
Coordinator for Exchanges in Spain & Latin America

Incoming Exchange Application and Admission Process

Questions about application process, application requirements and documents. Acceptance information and documents.

Tatiana Nikolaeva
Admission and Records Coordinator

Nancy Childers
Data and Records Specialist

Incoming Application System or Technical Concerns

Questions or issues that arise while submitting application (broken links, issues uploading forms, etc)

Dana Garard
Database Manager

Incoming Exchange Student Academic Questions

Pre-arrival questions. Questions regarding academic integration.

Assistance with contacting academic colleges/departments

Joy Phaphouvaninh
Asst Director of Curriculum Integration

Incoming Exchange Student Support

Exchange Student Orientation. On-campus advising.

Student Life Questions (housing, transportation, arrival information, etc)

Kristen Stout
Incoming Exchange Student Advisor

Incoming Exchange Student Transcript and Billing

Student Bill Review

Illinois transcripts

Nancy Childers
Data and Records Specialist

Other Contacts

Name of Institution University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
General Study Abroad Office Contact Info

Director: Bo White,

General Contact Information:

Mailing address:

Study Abroad Office
910 S Fifth Street
115 International Studies Building
Champaign, IL 61820


Phone: +1(217)333-6322

Illinois Study Abroad Office 24-hour Emergency Response:
During business hours (Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM):
+1 (217) 333-6322
Outside of business hours call the University of Illinois Police Department:
+1 (217) 333 - 1216

Fax: +1(217)244-0249


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Academic Calendar

For more information about the Academic Calendar, including the exams and vacations, please visit here:

Official arrival and orientation dates will be published in the Application Bulletin and the Pre-Arrival Guide:

Orientation Orientation is MANDATORY. Dates published here:
Language of Instruction English
Credit System

Coursework is counted in semester credit hours. In general, one credit hour represents a one-hour class period that requires at least two hours of individual study each week for one semester. Thus, a semester 3-credit hour course would meet for three hours a week and the student would be expected to perform at least six hours of homework, self-study, and/or research outside of class. A full semester course load is considered 12 credit hours.

Information about the academic culture at Illinois can be found at:

Grading System An explanation of grades can be found at:
Accommodation Information is provided here:
Applicaton Requirements, Process, and Deadlines

Please refer to for the most current information.

An updated Application Bulletin detailing the process, requirements, and deadlines for each academic year will be distributed via email in December of the preceding academic year. The most current Application Bulletin will also be published on:

Subject Areas Open to Exchange Students Details about available subject areas can be found here.
Course Registration Students will receive information about course registration after acceptance. Initial registration begins in late May (for August entry) and late November (for January entry). Final registration is often not completed until students arrive on campus and meet with an academic advisor.
Visa and Immigration Matters Information can be found here:
Estimated Cost of Living Please use the most current Application Form and Declaration & Certification of Finances form. Academic Year 2014 - 2015 applicants should expect to verify at least $8,650 (1 semester) or $17,300 (2 semesters).
Further Information

Information for Prospective Students:

Information for Accepted Students:

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