Utilize the online search to explore program options and find one that aligns with your interests and goals.
My Study Abroad
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign uses an online platform called “My Study Abroad” to house program information, applications, and communicate with you about program requirements and deadlines. All programs within My Study Abroad have been approved by the university.Advanced Search Program Discovery List All
Approved Program Offerings
Choose one of these programs to ensure that you can utilize your financial aid, apply for university-sponsored scholarships, maintain your student status, and receive the full support of the study abroad offices.
- College-administered programs: The majority of study abroad programs are administered by the colleges. In My Study Abroad, college-administered programs begin with the college acronym (ACES, BUS, LAS, etc.). If that college has its own study abroad office, you will find that contact information on the brochure page.
- IAGE-administered programs: Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) is the campus study abroad office. IAGE administers a limited number of programs on behalf of specific colleges. In My Study Abroad, IAGE-administered programs begin with the acronym "IAGE."
Each study abroad office decides how open or restrictive their programs are to students in other colleges. You are not restricted to programs administered by your college and may apply to programs administered by other colleges, as long as you meet the minimum eligibility requirements for that program. Review the list below to get an idea of which programs you may apply for.
- ACES-administered programs: Many are open to all majors
- Business-administered programs: Only open to Business majors
- Education-administered programs: Open to all majors (but focus heavily on education topics)
- Engineering-administered programs: Mostly open to engineering majors (some are open to STEM majors)
- FAA-administered programs: Mostly open to only FAA majors (some are open to all majors)
- LAS-administered programs: Many are open to all majors
- Law-administered programs: Only open to graduate students in the college
- Media-administered programs: Mostly open to media majors
You can compare study abroad program types using this PDF or click on each box below to learn more.
With hundreds of approved programs, you should be able to find a program that aligns with your study abroad goals. It is strongly recommended that you choose an approved program, however, students have the option to petition to participate in a non-approved program.
Please be advised that the university is not currently allowing waivers or petitions to study on non-approved programs. Students desiring to attend non-approved programs must do so without university association. Such students will not be authorized to use the university’s international insurance and will not receive any university approval on program application forms. Students will need to petition for course articulation upon returning, which cannot be guaranteed in advance. University staff will be unable to approve/sign applications for independent programs.