Category Archives: Study Abroad

Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs Summer Study abroad

Here is a list of Summer 2023 Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs that are open to students in all majors across campus. Please forward this email to any of your students who might be interested.

Students can start an application from the individual program pages linked below, and they should also check out opportunities to apply for campus, college-specific, and national + international scholarships.

Application Deadline: February 15

Application Deadline: March 15

In addition to these faculty-led programs, there are a number of full summer, semester, academic year, and virtual global programs that students can apply to in the My Study Abroad system. Please see this web page for more information on First Steps and Advising.

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BOSWELL HUTSON
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR MEDIA AND MARKETING
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Illinois International
Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange
507 E. Green St., Suite 431 | M/C 417
Champaign, IL 61820
217.333.6104 | hutson2@illinois.edu
studyabroad.illinois.edu | https://go.illinois.edu/GCsharedservices
 

The Gilman International Scholarship Program for study abroad

Are you interested in studying abroad, and searching for funding?

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of $5,000 (plus up to a $3,000 supplement for critical language study) for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue summer, semester, or academic-year study abroad opportunities in other countries. This is a need-based award, and to be eligible, you must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

The National and International Scholarships Program will assist in reviewing your scholarship application material. In fact, we welcome the opportunity to help make your application more competitive! To get you started, we are offering two days of informational events about the Gilman Scholarship.

Gilman International Scholarship Information Session
When: Thursday, February 2, 2023 03:30 – 4:30 PM Central Time
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

ONLINE Gilman Scholarship Information Session
When: Friday, February 3, 2023 9:00 – 10:00 AM Central Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvf-uqqj0iH9O8wDFZe-YcHpOQbRWqDyMr
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Gilman International Scholarship Writing Workshop
When: February 3, 2023 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central Time
Where: 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

Interested in spending summer 2023 abroad? Options in England, Finland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, & Japan

Interested in spending summer 2023 abroad?

Opportunities for:

Music Residency in Cambridge, England
Sustainable Design in Finland
Lorenzo de Medici in Italy
DIS Copenhagen in Denmark and Sweden
Akita International University in Japan

Click here to check out FAA’s options in England, Finland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, & Japan

 

Freshmen and sophomores: Do you want to study in the United Kingdom this summer for free?

Freshmen and sophomores,

Do you want to study in the United Kingdom this summer for free? The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes offer five programs for this upcoming summer:

  • Interested in climate change? Explore how STEM can support sustainability at the University of Exeter.
  • Interested in identity and nationhood? Join the Aberstwyth University and its Center for Welsh Politics and Society.
  • Interested in arts as activism? Consider how literature, music, visual arts, poetry and storytelling, dance, philosophy, and critical social theories have shaped movements for social justice across the globe at the University of Bristol.
  • Interested in technology and innovation? Explore Scotland’s creative and technological industries through study at the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art.
  • Interested in Northern Ireland’s historical, cultural, and political, environment? Engage with local people and visit a range of cultural sites with the Queen’s University Belfast program.

The Summer Institutes cover the majority of the participant costs (round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the university, room and board, and social programs).  Students must be US citizen freshmen or sophomores with a GPA of 3.7 or above.

The National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting an information session for high-achieving freshman and sophomore students to learn about the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes. The information session will take place Thursday, January 12th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Use this link to register in advance.

Please direct any questions to topscholars@illinois.edu.

Summer Study in Korea in Korean and Film or other area of interest

ACES and LAS are pleased to share a new summer study abroad opportunity that will be open to students across campus!

The Summer Study and Intern Program at Chungnam National University in South Koreaoffers students an opportunity to take intensive Korean language courses and study subjects in their majors or areas of interest for 4 weeks. Some of the additional subjects include Big Data, GIS, Global Marketing, and Film. No prior Korean language experience is required for the 4-weeks of coursework.

Students can participate in an optional 2-week internship after their coursework. The internships are well suited for students interested in Animal Science, Biology, Natural Sciences, Public Service, and Nonprofits. Some internships require basic Korean language proficiency or pre-requisite experience in a specific subject area. These details are outlined on the My Study Abroad program page.  **Students will not receive credit for their internships through CNU, so we will encourage them to speak to you about whether departmental internship or independent study credit may be possible.

As part of the program, students will also engage in experiential learning activities to gain a better understanding of the history, culture, and important natural environment surrounding Daejeon.=

This is an exchange and the on-site housing is offered at no additional cost, so we hope that this will program will be financially accessible for students.

The deadline to apply for the summer 2023 program is February 15. Students can email aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu or las-studyabroad@illinois.edu to learn more.

Sustainable Design in Finland – Summer Program

Sustainable Design in Finland

Pictures of Finnish landscaps
Finnish landscapes

Study innovative design, alternatives to plastic, energy, pollution, and Finnish culture, climate, architecture, and environment!

  • May 14 – May 25, 2023
  • FAA 491 Special Problems in Sustainable Design, 1 or 2 credit hours
  • Itinerary & Application: https://go.illinois.edu/sd_finland_2023
  • $3,500 including flight – cost may decrease based on number of students
  • Open to students in all years and all majors
  • Karin Hodgin Jones (instructor) and Nicole Turner (group leader) as chaperones

If you have questions after reviewing the itinerary, email sustaindesign@illinois.edu!

Study in the United Kingdom this summer for free! Reading Day Meeting!!

Do you want to study in the United Kingdom this summer for free? If so, you may want to hear more about the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes, which offer five programs next summer:

  • Interested in climate change? Explore how STEM can support sustainability at the University of Exeter.
  • Interested in identity and nationhood? Join the Aberstwyth University and its Center for Welsh Politics and Society.
  • Interested in arts as activism? Consider how literature, music, visual arts, poetry and storytelling, dance, philosophy and critical social theories have shaped movements for social justice across the globe at the University of Bristol.
  • Interested in technology and innovation? Explore Scotland’s creative and technological industries through study at the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art.
  • Interested in Northern Ireland’s historical, cultural, and political, environment? Engage with local people and visit a range of cultural sites with the Queen’s University Belfast program.

The Summer Institutes cover the majority of the participant costs (round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the university, room and board, and social programs).  Students must be US citizen freshmen or sophomores with a GPA of 3.7 or above.

The National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting an information session for students to learn about the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes. The information session will take place Thursday, December 8th from 3:30 – 4:30 pm at 1027 Lincoln Hall.

Please direct any questions to topscholars@illinois.edu.

I hope you’ll join us!

Best wishes,
Nicole Nowbahar, Ph.D
Assistant Director
National and International Scholarships Program

Schwartzman Scholars

Apply for a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world.

Must be a graduating senior or have an undergraduate degree to apply:

https://connect.schwarzmanscholars.org/register/?id=93730351-488e-4a60-8551-a6056d36a61e

More information: https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/