Category Archives: Study Abroad

IHLTH 498: Global Health and Diversity


IHLT 498: Global Health and Diversity in Australia

Adelaide, Port Augusta & Sydney

On campus meetings:  Begin second 8 weeks of Fall 2015 term
Program Dates Abroad: December 28, 2015 – January 13, 2016
Application Deadline: September 15, 2015

Interested in health issues in the United States and Australia? The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Department is offering a course titled: IHLTH 498: Global Health and Diversity. The course will take place on campus for the 2nd 8 weeks of the semester, and then two weeks abroad in Australia over the 2015-2016 Winter Break term. It is open to undergraduate students of all majors and it will focus on a variety of concepts comparing health issues in the U.S. and Australia. Students with a passion for health will be particularly interested in the health care, aging, disability, aboriginal and indigenous health, and gendered health aspects of the course.

Applications are due September 15th, but it is highly encouraged that anyone interested should apply early due to limited space. In the event they have more applications than seats in the course, they will begin reviewing based on the date applications were submitted.The estimated total for the course is $6,920-$7,290 which includes all program, travel (including airfare) and out-of-pocket expenses (meals). In the event you or the people helping you finance the trip want a refresher about the course, Lena Hann (course Instructor) and Moses (our TA) made a short informational video for you! You can access it here.

You can find more information on the Study Abroad website or send them an email to

There will be more Information Sessions held during the first few weeks of class, and their partners from Australia will actually be on campus to answer questions about what you’ll do while abroad.



MCB students:
The Study Abroad Office has an exciting opportunity for you! The FACULTY-LED Programs are 1-3 week programs over Winter Break (and Summer) that are a great fit for students who want automatic Illinois credit, a program that fits a busy schedule, and more support overseas. Illinois faculty and staff lead groups of 12-15 students to teach an Illinois course abroad!
Click on the poster below for more information or visit
Fall_Winter 2015-16 Faculty-Led programs

Opportunities for Students to Work in China


The Ameson Foundation has two exciting programs for students interested in traveling to China!

1. Ameson Year in China Program: this program is designed for college students seeking to expand their horizons and enhance their careers. Any native English-speaking degree holder is welcome to apply. Spanning one academic year, AYC is designed to enrich career development and personal growth. Immerse yourself in the heart of Chinese society; increase your competitive advantage in job applications in China, at home and around the world; learn Mandarin – an asset in business, government and non-profit organizations. What you learn in China can also enhance academic opportunities at graduate schools upon your return. In addition, you will have the ability to travel and experience the vibrancy of China, with plenty of holiday time.

2. AYC Internship: designed to enrich career development and inspire personal growth. Gain insight into Chinese business practices and strategies while immersing yourself in Chinese culture and society. They offer three types of programs:

  • China Internship Program – 1 to 3 months program that allows participants to gain valuable work experience and understanding of how companies in the East differ from those in the West.
  • Intensive Chinese Program – provides participants with the opportunity to learn Chinese in Shanghai.  The program includes daily classes during weekdays, homework and in-class or on-line instructions. Weekly cultural and social activities will also be organized.
  • Chinese + Internship Program – 2 to 3 month program were participants will take intensive Chinese classes during the first month and then intern for a company in an industry of their choice for the last 1 to 2 months.

If you are interested in any of these programs, you can find additional information in the following links: