Category Archives: International study

Illinois Abroad Australia INFO SESSION

Hello everyone!
We are hosting an Info Session on Tuesday, April 28 from 12:15 – 1:00 and Wednesday, April 29 from 4:15 – 5:00 about the “Global Health and Diversity” course that will take place abroad in Australia over the 2015-2016 Winter Break term. This course has been a popular course for students interested in health-related studies abroad.
We will focus on a variety of concepts comparing health issues in the U.S. and Australia. Students will be particularly interested in the health care, aging, disability, and maternal and child health aspects of the course.  Lena Hann, Clinical Instructor in the College of Applied Health Sciences School of Public Health, will be the instructor for the course. 
Please share this with your students and encourage them to attend one of the information sessions next week.  These are the last information sessions that we will be holding before the end of the semester.  We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out about this program. 
Best regards –
Julie Bobitt, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program

UK & Ireland Scholarships Info Session & Application Workshop

Fancy a fully-funded graduate degree at a top British or Irish university?  Join us to learn about a group of scholarships that allow you to pursue your academic goals in the United Kingdom and Ireland!


This informational session and application workshop is targeted to juniors, seniors, and graduate or professional students, and will provide an overview of the Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes scholarships.


When: Thursday, May 7, 3:30-5:00pm

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


We will discuss the:

  • basic eligibility requirements,
  • selection criteria, and
  • application processes for these awards.


The University of Illinois’ newest Marshall Scholar, Jacob Calvert, will be on hand to share his application experience!


The latter portion of the event will help participants begin to craft their applications for these scholarships.  This is a great opportunity to strategize and get feedback on your ideas for your application essays.  The priority deadline for the Marshall and Gates Cambridge scholarships is June 1, 2015, and the required campus deadline for many of the UK/Ireland scholarships is August 25, 2015, so now is the time to get started!


For more information:



Thank you,


Richelle Bernazzoli, Ph.D.
National and International Scholarships Program  |  University of Illinois

Study Abroad in Tokyo & Taipei – Application Deadline April 22

Study Abroad: Summer 2015

Understanding Japan and Taiwan in Global Settings

(EALC 199 at 3 credits)


Still looking for an opportunity to study abroad this summer?  Gain new perspectives on Japan and Taiwan by participating in the U-Tokyo and NTU Summer Program. Together with students from the top universities in Japan and Taiwan, you will acquire significant knowledge, become inspired by Japanese and Taiwanese culture, and experience the dynamic cities of Tokyo and Taipei.  The University of Illinois is the only American university participating!


The University of Tokyo and National Taiwan University have joined forces to create the course outlined below, combining them with an exciting social program. This course is aimed at students with general interest in international relationsEast Asiapolitical science, and economics. The language of instruction for the course is English.


Students will attend class lectures on (1) politics and international relations, (2) culture and society, and (3) economics and management, students will learn what’s going on in Japan and Taiwan in global settings especially in their relation to China and US. Field trips to government, businesses, and NGOs will deepen their understanding of the class topics.  Participants from all three universities will be divided into work groups to present findings of independent research projects.  Illinois students will each produce a documentary of their experience that will be shared with the Illinois campus.

 Summer 2015 deadline: April 22, 2015


To apply:


For more information contact Clair Bryan at

Vienna Urban Archaeology Program: Info Session March 9 noon 2036 Lincoln Hall

Please spread the word about this new URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY Program in Vienna info session


When:  Monday, March 9th

When: Noon

Where:  2036 Lincoln Hall—the Honors Commons (easy to access by the South-East Stairwell)

What:  Organizers from Vienna via Skype will present to tell you about the program and answer questions


These programs will be of great value for students interested in Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Museum and Heritage Studies, German language, Urban Studies, Architecture, Art History, Landscape Architecture, Medieval Studies, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Material Sciences.


FALL 2015


In Vienna, the past — with all its glories and catastrophes — is all around you. And no-one has a better view of this extraordinary history than the city’s Archaeology Division, the municipality’s official unit for research and education. Its members are literally tasked with unearthing Vienna’s past, digging for the city’s secrets and sharing them with an eager public.


12 Undergraduate Credits in ANTH (6 Advanced Hours)

  • No Prior Coursework or Archaeological Experience Required
  • No Language Requirement
  • Total Cost (Including Transportation and Lodging) at the Same Level as a Semester on Campus
  • Optional Additional Courses Available

    For more info




Application Deadline: March 15th

Study & Intern in South Africa: Info Session & Extended Deadline

Study & Intern in South Africa
Study Abroad Info Session

Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00 pm in 3019 Huff Hall

This program in South Africa provides students the opportunity to study in Durban and intern in Cape Town. Coursework at the University of KwaZulu Natal’s International School provides the foundation for understanding historical and contemporary South Africa. Upon completion of coursework, students will move to Cape Town to complete a twelve-week internship. Internship opportunities are available from every major and are identified based on students’ academic and/or professional interests. By linking coursework in Durban with an internship in Cape Town, students will not only gain an understanding of current affairs in South Africa, but also valuable professional experience. This program is available for the fall semester.

Extended Fall 2015 Deadline: March 15, 2015


All the best,
Anna Fairbairn
Anna Fairbairn
M.S. Student in Agricultural & Applied Economics
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Global Studies Info Sessions

LAS Global Studies has two information sessions this week—one for the Certificate in International Development Studies on Wednesday and one for our major and minor and Thursday. Please see below for details (including dates for additional information sessions this semester):


Announcing Information Sessions to learn about the NEW undergraduate Certificate in International Development Studies offered by LAS Global Studies

This Certificate is an interdisciplinary program of study in the social sciences focused on development theory and interventions. Students will gain fundamental skills for understanding and assessing global to local scale institutions and strategies that seek to improve human well-being in the global South.  The Certificate in International Development Studies provides students a credential that demonstrates their competency in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary international development. Such skills are valued by a range of organizations including governmental and non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, philanthropic organizations, social enterprises, private sector firms, and educational institutions.

Interested students should attend an upcoming information session held in Global Studies Conference Room (703 S. Wright Street, 3rd Floor next to Coco Mero) to learn about the requirements of the Certificate and sign up:


  • Wednesday, March 4th from 2-2:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 14th from 3-3:30 PM


For more information please refer to

You may also contact the LAS Global Studies Office at 217-333-0178 or and ask to speak to an academic advisor about the certificate.

This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Interested in a Global Studies Major or Minor?


What is Global Studies?

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides a strong foundation in the analysis of con-temporary global issues through coursework, research and experiential learning such as study abroad.


Students are required to attend one of the following informational meetings in order to be eligible to declare the Global Studies Major or Minor.


Thursday, March 5, 3 pm

Thursday, March 12, 2 pm

Tuesday, March 17, 3 pm

Wednesday, April 1, 4 pm

Thursday, April 16, 2 pm

Tuesday, April 28, 2 pm


Meetings will be held in the Global Studies Conference Room (703 S. Wright Street, 3rd Floor)

The sessions will last about an hour and will take you through all forms necessary for declaring the major or minor.

Visit our website for more info:



Costa Rica Extended Deadline/Info Session

Spanish in San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica
Study Abroad Info Session
Monday, March 2 , 5:00 – 5:50 PM, LH 1024
Study abroad in the beautiful, lush environment of Costa Rica.  Put your academic and interpersonal skills to the test at a program site with caring host families, diverse volunteer opportunities, and very few tourists.  You’ll benefit from studying in a school with small class sizes and a strong support network.  This program fosters the opportunity to develop close relationships both inside and outside of the classroom.  Plus, all of the Spanish courses are pre-approved for credit at Illinois!  
Come learn more about this great program from past participants!
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Living: Host Family
Academic Areas: Spanish Language, Latin American Cultures
Extended Summer/Fall 2015 Deadline:  March 15, 2015
Create an application to the program at the following address:
*Sponsored by the Study Abroad Office


Clair Bryan
Ed.M. | Higher Education
Specialist for International Projects
Spain, Latin America, & Asia
Illinois Study Abroad Office


Study and Intern in South Africa

Good afternoon Advisors –
Would you please consider sharing the attached flyer with your students regarding a study abroad and internship experience in South Africa.  Additionally, we will hold an information session on Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 3019, Huff Hall.
Best regards –
Julie Bobitt
Program Coordinator and Instructor
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


Peace Corps events at UIUC during National Peace Corps Week March 1 – 7 & Future Spring 2015 Events

Good Afternoon,


Here is a list of the Peace Corps events at UIUC during National Peace Corps Week March 1 – 7. Please help Peace Corps at UIUC celebrate Peace Corps Week by letting interested students know about these opportunities on campus.


Peace Corps Week March 1 – 7:


March 3 Returned Peace Corps Panel Discussion @ 6pm in The Career Center Conference Rm 715 S. Wright St. Champaign (this event features Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from The Gambia, Albania, and Paraguay; volunteers are also UIUC alumni)


March 4 “Peace Corps Women! Reflecting Upon Our Experiences” @ 7pm A panel discussion from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at UIUC discussing their unique experiences as women participants in Peace Corps, exploring gender, relationships, service, and navigating culture. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and OIIR held at The Women’s Resources Center 703 S. Wright St. Champaign


March 5 Serving the Common Good: A Panel Discussion on Nonprofit and Public Affair Careers @ 6:30 pm in The UIUC Illini Union (sponsored by the Office of Volunteer Programs)


*March 6 Brown Bag Luncheon with UIUC Faculty/Staff/Advisors @ 12-1pm in The Career Center Conference Rm 715 S. Wright St. Champaign

*This event is not intended for students, but for UIUC faculty and staff interested in learning more about the role of a campus-based Peace Corps Representative at UIUC.


March 7 Coffee Chat with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Campus Recruiter 10:30-11:30am @ Caffe Paradiso 810 S. Lincoln Ave. Urbana – Returned Volunteers from China, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, and the Republic of Cabo Verde discuss their Peace Corps experiences over coffee. Open to the public!


The event dates highlighted in yellow are open to anyone. The March 6th luncheon is intended for advisors, faculty, and other staff interested in learning more about the role of a Peace Corps Campus Representative at UIUC. Academic and Career Advisors are encouraged to attend.


Additional Spring 2015 Semester Events:

March 11 Peace Corps Application Workshop 6pm @ The Career Center Conference Rm

March 18 Peace Corps booth at the All-Campus Career Fair 12-4pm @ ARC

April 1 Peace Corps Information Session 6pm @The Career Center Conference Rm

April 14 Peace Corps Application Workshop 6pm @The Career Center

April 18 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers present at the Leaders for Global Change (LGC): International Service Learning Conference 10am-2pm @ UIUC’s YMCA

May 6 Peace Corps Information Session 6pm @The Career Center


**Events are often added throughout the year, and Peace Corps is represented at most Career Fairs and international-related workshops on campus.


Application DeadlinesApril 1st (October 2015 Departure) and July 1st (Feb./March 2016 Departure)


I can also put the events in a ppt. slide or other format upon request.


Thank you,





Alissa Harvey

RPCV, Republic of Georgia 2010-2012

Campus Peace Corps Representative

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Career Center | Student Services Arcade Building, MC-383

Summer & Fall Study Abroad Deadlines Extended

The Study Abroad Office has extended the application deadline for several summer, fall semester, and academic year 2015 study abroad programs. Please distribute the message below to your students:

It’s not too late to study abroad this summer or fall! 
Study abroad application deadlines have been extended to March 1, 2015 and March 15, 2015.  Please click here for details.
Questions about study abroad? Visit the Study Abroad Office during walk-in advising hours: M-F, 9 am-4:45 pm in room 112 International Studies Building.  Program Assistants are available to discuss program details, the application process, and much more!


Study Abroad Office
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
115 International Studies Building, MC-480