Category Archives: Study Abroad

Pre-Med Fellowship in India

Any undergraduate student who is interested in international community health should know about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship, s/he defers entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2018 and finalists are interviewed in early March in Washington, DC (at the candidate’s expense).

The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2018 and returns in spring of 2019. The Fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. The Fellowship in 2018-19 will include work at a rural project in Nepal and, in addition to a focus on primary health care, attention will be paid to non-infectious diseases and periodic surgical camps.

All relevant information is available on the AMSA website (www.amsa.org, search for Arole) which has a link to Jamkhed site and contains reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle at  dpyle@JSI.com or 503-894-8546 (in Portland, OR).

City Internships: Global Explorer Program

City Internships (CI) provides immersive experiential education programs for college student and recent graduates.

Their Global Explorer Program centers around an internship placement with a leading company, accompanied by a comprehensive series classes workshops and networking events optimized to enhance a student’s commercial awareness and employability.

More than 65% of CI alumni go on to accept permanent graduate positions with their host company. Moreover, their annual Student Outcomes survey shows that CI alumni gain employment 3 times more quickly and earn 30% than their peers immediately after college.

If you feel the Global Explorer Program would be of interest, apply via: www.city-internships.com/apply

The program may be attended by undergraduate students (including seniors). And students may choose a program in one of 12 cities globally, with an internship in one of 9 career fields.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For summer 2017, seven of twelve program destinations are now full and closed to new applicants. Places remain available in the following five program destinations only: New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami (closing soon).

More information can be found on their website: http://www.city-internships.com/

UK Fullbright Summer Institutes Information Session

Join the National & International Scholarships program for an information session to learn about the UK Fulbright Summer Institutes for freshmen and sophomores. These competitive programs provide the opportunity  to study in the UK on a three, four, five, or six week academic and cultural program. The information session will provide a program overview, give tips for competitive applications, and answer questions. Also, University of Illinois student Lisa McGovern, who won this award in summer 2015, will be there to share her experience!

When: Thursday: January 28, 3:30-4:30PM

Where: Room 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building (entrance near Coble Hall)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens 18 and over
  • 3.7 or higher GPA
  • At least two years of undergraduate study remaining

There are nine Summer Institutes available for US students in 2016.  The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs: round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, cultural programs, and room and board.

 The application deadline is 23 or 26 February 2016, depending on the institute. More information, including descriptions of the nine institutes, can be found on the program website.

 National & International Scholarships is here to assist with your application!  Make an appointment with us to discuss this unique opportunity and get started on your materials.

Study Abroad Info. Session: Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona

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Date: October 20, 2015

Time: 4:00-4:50PM   

Location: Lincoln Hall 1060

Want to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain? Its excellent location on the shores of the Mediterranean, its gentle climate, and its open, cosmopolitan character make the Catalan capital an extraordinary place to live. This study abroad program is an excellent fir for students looking to study abroad  range of subjects in English in Barcelona. Students will directly enroll in courses at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona is a young, modern, public university. There are about 9,000 undergraduates enrolled. This program provides students with small class sizes and a strong support team onsite to ensure an enriching experience in Barcelona.

Come meet Ryan Lorenz, the onsite program coordinator, and learn more about this program.

Language of Instruction: English, Spanish, and/or Catalan

Accommodation: Host Family, Dormitory, Apartment

Academic Areas: Hispanic Studies, Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, European Union Studies, Economics, and Global Studies (and more!)

Sponsored by the Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange

Spanish and Business in Bilbao, Spain: Study Abroad Info Session

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Want to study Spanish and Business in Spain?

Studying abroad in Bilbao at la Universidad de Deusto offers you the choice of two different academic tracks: Spanish Language & Culture or Business & Spanish. All of the Spanish and Business courses are pre-approved for credit at Illinois. Bilbao is located in the northern part of Spain, in the Basque region, giving students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of Spanish and Basque at the same time. Bilbao is a vigorous city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalization process, started by the opening of the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum.

Information Session:

Thursday, October 1, 4:00-4:50PM, Lincoln Hall 1060

Come meet Jon Franco, the U.S. representative from Deusto, and learn more about this program!

Language of Instruction: Spanish and English

Accommodation: Host Family, Dormitory, Apartment

Academic Areas: Spanish Language, Humanities, International Relations, Business, Economics.

Volunteer Eco Students Abroad (VESA)

Vesa (www.vesabroad.com) is a two week experience incorporating volunteer work and an Amazonian jungle tour in South America’s Ecuador, volunteering whilst staying with a host family, followed by a week long cruise of the Fijian Islands or working in orphanages or in crocodile conservation in South Africa and Kwa-Zulu Natal followed by a safari.

Where would you like to volunteer?

If you choose South America, you will be based in an Ecuadorian jungle village and commute daily via canoe to an indigenous community to undertake volunteer work. This includes helping to construct much needed facilities for the village school, teaching English and installing ablution facilities to give the villagers access to better health and hygiene. Your second week will involve trekking through the wild jungle of the Amazon Basin. Here you will see all manners of jungle life, stay in tribal accommodation & lodges, visit a shaman and top the trip off with an intense day of white water rafting.

If your choice is The Fijian Islands, you will be working alongside, a local non profit organization. Here, you will be staying with a local family in their village, working in the community helping to educate the children by teaching them English, as well as basic hygiene, building washroom facilities at the school as well as helping to construct water tanks and pipelines. The second week of your trip will see you sailing up the remote Yasawa Islands. Every day will see you partake in a different activity, whether it be relaxing in your own private hammock, snorkelling/scuba with sea turtles, kayaking to a deserted island, or chilling on the beach with new mates.

Or if your choose South Africa as your destination you will be working in the world heritage site of St. Lucia. This year you will be working alongside the local Zulu tribe; working in orphanages, teaching English, building houses for impoverished families and working alongside cheetahs and crocodile`s in their conservation projects. To top off your time in Africa, you will be traveling by open air bus, visiting 3 game parks, sighting Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffe, Hyena, Zebras, Leopards, Hippos and Lions.

Or finally, if you choose South East Asia as your destination you will be staying in a remote elephant conservation centre in Laos, living and working alongside them in a variety of projects such as building, viewing, and feeding platforms, rebuilding the hospital as well as working with local children refurbishing their schools and teaching basic English. To finish off your trip you will embark on a cultural and adventure tour. You will spend your time visiting ancient temples, kayaking, biking, hiking, caving and loads more with all the new friends you have made.

If you would like to participate this upcoming summer or would simply like more information, there will be information session at the following location:

Tuesday September 22nd at the University YMCA Boardroom, Level 2 at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.

Feel free to bring along any friends you feel might be interested in this opportunity. If you can’t make the meeting please feel free to find out more information or apply online at www.vesabroad.com. Check out their Facebook group, Volunteer Eco Students Abroad to see what current participants say.

Application Deadlines for Upcoming Study Abroad Programs

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The Office of Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange had extended the application deadline for several Winter Break 2015-2016 faculty-led and Spring 2016 study abroad programs.

Asia

Rehabilitation 199 to Hong Kong & Taiwan (Winter Break 2015-2016) Deadline: September 25, 2015

Australia/Pacific Islands

Recreation, Sport & Tourism 199 FW to Fiji (Winter Break 2015-2016) Deadline: September 30, 2015

University of Western Australia Exchange (Spring 2016)     Deadline: October 15, 2015

University of Adelaide Exchange, Australia (Spring 2016)     Deadline: October 15, 2015

Europe

Spanish Studies in Granada, Spain (Spring 2016)                         Deadline: October 1, 2015

Verona Studies Program, Italy (Spring 2016)                                 Deadline: October 1, 2015

University of Birmingham, Exchange, U.K. (Spring 2016)       Deadline: October 15, 2015

University of Liverpool Exchange, U.K. (Spring 2016)               Deadline: October 15, 2015

Lancaster University Exchange, U.K. (Spring 2016)                   Deadline: October 15, 2015

Latin America

Anthropology 445 to Costa Rica (Winter Break 2015-2016) Deadline: September 30, 2015

Instituto San Joaquin de Flores (Spring 2016)                               Deadline: October 1, 2015

Illinois in Costa Rica: Environment & Society (Spring 2016) Deadline: October 1, 2015

Middle East

Global Studies 298 to Jordan (Winter Break 2015-2016)      Deadline: September 25, 2015

Questions about study abroad? Visit the Illinois Abroad Office during walking advising hours: M-F, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM in room 112 International Studies Building. Program Assistants are available to discuss program details, the application process, and much more!

Spanish Studies in San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica

The deadline to apply for Spanish Studies in San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica has been extended to October 1st, 2015.

All of the courses offered on this program are pre-approved by the Spanish Department, making this program is an excellent fit for Spanish majors and minors.  Available fall, spring, summer, and academic year terms.

You will benefit from:

  • Pre-approved coursework applicable to Spanish major & minor
  • Introduce yourself to the beauty of Latin America
  • Study with UIUC students in every class
  • Engage with instructors in small class sizes
  • Live with a host family
  • Volunteer in the community

To participate on the program you must be a Illinois undergraduate and have a GPA of at least 2.5. You need to have completed the equivalent of four college semesters of Spanish prior to your departure. At Illinois, Spanish 140, 141, 142, or 143 count as the fourth semester. If you have not taken any Spanish in college, you need to have completed four years of high school Spanish. If you are a heritage speaker of Spanish and have not taken a Spanish course(s), this program might be the perfect one for you — please contact the Study Abroad Office to talk about your linguistic background and goals.

You can find more information and create an application here: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10009

You can also watch a promotional video for the Institute below!

Wildlife Conservation and Management in Tanzania and Botswana Info. Session

ACES is hosting an information session on Summer Study Abroad opportunities for students interested in wildlife conservation and management sponsored by the department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) & Wildtrax

Wildlife Conservation and Management in Tanzania and Botswana

Wednesday, September 16

W 109 Turner Hall

5:00 – 6:00pm

 Tanzania- Conservation & Management of Human-Wildlife Ecology  (3 weeks)

Program Highlights:

Attain a Wildlife Management Course certificate from the prominent College of African Wildlife Management-Mweka.

Explore famous wilderness areas: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and more!

Meet leading wildlife and conservation biologists conducting active research…make the connections that will shape your career!

Botswana- African Wildlife & Community Conservation Research (9 weeks)

 Program Objectives:

Learn valuable wildlife management and conservation principles

Understand the challenges facing wildlife conservation & community based natural resource management

Observe the ecological organization and biodiversity of the Okavango Delta and surrounding ecosystems

Develop advanced field research techniques and associated skills

Understand the social aspects of conservation science

Train future conservationists in understanding and applying research in the field through:

Research design & methodologies

Data collection & analysis

Application and implementation of data

Long-term sustainable conservation management projects

Illinois Abroad Day

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September 1 is Illinois Abroad Day which is a collaborative campus-wide effort to increase the visibility and accessibility of study abroad and exchange programs for Illinois students in al academic units.

Check out the workshops you will be able to attend:

“Money Matters: Financing Your Study Abroad Program”

Study abroad is more affordable than you may think! Come learn about how to use financial aid and scholarships to subsidize the cost of your study abroad program.

Location: 113 Speech and Hearing Sciences Building

Session 1:  11:00-11:45 am

Session 2:  12:00-12:45 pm

Session 3:  1:00-1:45 pm

“Employer Panel: Communicating the Value of Study Abroad”

Employers value international experience! Come learn firsthand why. Students will leave with tools for leveraging their study abroad experience to land an internship or job.

Location:  TCC Interview Suite, 616 E. Green St.

Session 1:  11:00-11:45 am

Session 2:  12:00-12:45 pm

Session 3:  1:00-1:45 pm

“Student Panel: Diverse Perspectives on Study Abroad”

Think you can’t or shouldn’t study abroad? Hear study abroad alums talk about how they overcame barriers and had a life-changing experience!

Location: 307 English Building

Session 1: 12:00-12:45 pm

Session 2: 1:00-1:45 pm

“How to Apply for Study Abroad”

Students will learn more about planning and applying for study abroad.

Location: 119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

Time:  1:00-1:45 pm

Keynote Lecture:  “Study Abroad Makes a Difference in the Job Search”

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, International Career Expert, Speaker, Advocate, and Author

Location: 100 Gregory Hall

Time:  5:00 pm