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Advising

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are committed to providing high-quality advising and resources to all students. Our advising practices are grounded in the Forum Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.

Advising Overview

Staff approaches advising as a collaborative process in which you are responsible for being an active, reflective, and educated participant in your education abroad experience. We provide professional, inclusive guidance and resources throughout the entirety of your education abroad experience.

Advising Process

Step One: Visit the Advising & Resource Center

The Advising and Resource Center is temporarily closed to all walk-ins. If you have questions or need assistance, check the calendar for Zoom live chat hours or schedule a virtual appointment with a study abroad staff member. You can also get in touch by phone (217-333-6322) or email (iage@illinois.edu).

Step Two: Schedule an Appointment

Once you have decided on a specific region, country, or program, schedule an appointment with a study abroad staff member for more specialized advising. They can:

  • Provide in-depth knowledge about programs
  • Privately address any specific questions or concerns you may have about studying abroad
  • Share information and resources to navigate the process

Click on each region below to schedule an advising appointment with the appropriate Education Abroad Coordinator. Please provide a clear explanation of which program/countries you are interested in and what you hope to accomplish during the appointment. Same day appointments are not guaranteed. The following staff advise on IAGE-sponsored programs only. For advising on college-sponsored programs, visit the College Study Abroad office page.

Andy Hinnant is the advisor for IAGE programs in:

  • Morocco
Schedule an appointment


Shirice Harris is the advisor for IAGE programs in:

  • Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania
Schedule an appointment

Sommer Ireland is the advisor for IAGE programs in:

  • China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand
Schedule an appointment

Sommer Ireland is the advisor for IAGE programs in:

  • Australia and New Zealand
Schedule an appointment

Andy Hinnant is the advisor for IAGE programs in:

  • Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy (except Rome)*, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, and Turkey
Schedule an appointment


Shirice Harris is the advisor for IAGE programs in:

  • Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK
Schedule an appointment

For IAGE programs in Spain, please email: iage@illinois.edu




Stacy Billman is the advisor for IAGE programs in:

  • *Rome, Italy.
Schedule an appointment

Andy Hinnant is the advisor for IAGE programs in:

  • Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates
Schedule an appointment

Sommer is the advisor for IAGE programs in:

  • Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos
Schedule an appointment

Cancellations

If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel it in your My Study Abroad account at least four hours in advance.