We are committed to providing high-quality advising and resources to all students. We ground our advising practices in the Forum Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.
Our staff approaches advising as a collaborative process in which you are responsible for being an active, reflective, and educated participant in your education abroad experience. We provide professional, inclusive guidance and resources throughout the entirety of your education abroad experience.
Step One: Visit the Advising & Resource Center
Our Advising and Resource Center (112 International Studies Building) is staffed by Program Assistants who are students who have studied abroad on one or more Illinois-sponsored programs. Program Assistants can help you:
- Determine a country or region of interest
- Understand the program search and application process
- Address general questions or concerns you may have about studying abroad
Walk-in hours can be found on our Calendar.
Step Two: Schedule an Appointment
Once you have chosen a region, country, or program, schedule an appointment with an Education Abroad Coordinator for more specialized advising. Each Coordinator is assigned to a portfolio of programs located in different regions of the world. Our Education Abroad Coordinators can:
- Provide in-depth knowledge about IAGE-sponsored education abroad programs
- Privately address any specific questions or concerns you may have about studying abroad
- Share information and resources to navigate the process
Before you schedule an appointment with an Education Abroad Coordinator, you should first meet with a Program Assistant or attend a First Steps Workshop.
How to Schedule an Appointment
Make sure to select the appropriate Coordinator based upon their regional portfolios. Please provide a clear explanation of which program/countries you are interested in and what you hope to accomplish during the appointment. Same day appointments are not guaranteed.
If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel it in your My Study Abroad account at least four hours in advance.
Schedule an Advising Appointment
Click on each region below to find the appropriate Education Abroad Coordinator and schedule advising appointments. The following staff advise on IAGE-sponsored programs only. For advising on college-sponsored programs, visit the College Study Abroad office page.