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College of ACES

The College of ACES has its own study abroad office and programs designed specifically for ACES students. However, many programs are also open to students of all majors. Students in the College of ACES should review this information as they begin planning their study abroad experience.


Remember: students can choose to pursue a variety of academic, professional, and personal interests as they study abroad and are not limited to these programs.

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Many faculty members, instructors, and advisors in the College of ACES lead study abroad programs over winter, spring, and summer breaks. The programs are tied to specific ACES courses, which allow for seamless integration into your program of study. The faculty-led programs are tied to eight-week pre-departure courses, and you will have an opportunity to travel with a cohort of fellow students from the Urbana-Champaign campus.

First-Year Experience Programs

While most programs require students to have at least a sophomore standing, a few are designed for first-year students. Talk to your academic advisor at New Student Registration about how to enroll in our ACES 298 courses and corresponding first-year experience Winter Break program.


Academic Considerations

Before you apply, make sure to review the following policies and procedures that apply specifically to ACES students.

All program-specific requirements are outlined on the program brochures in the My Study Abroad. Please review them carefully before applying.

Study abroad advising sessions help the student in planning and managing their experience abroad. The focus of the advising session is future oriented where students are in the driver's seat. The advisor will ask questions to help the student develop a manageable action plan. To ease the feeling of being overwhelmed, the meetings will be about 20 minutes in length. A student is allowed to meet with an advisor multiple times as long as the student is meeting the action steps they set.

Make an Advising Appointment

ACES students should review the course approval process for prior to departure.


ACES Study Abroad
Funk ACES Library, Suite 115 (1101 S Goodwin Ave.)
Phone: 217-333-3380