Utilize the online search to explore program options and find one that aligns with your interests and goals.
My Study Abroad
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign uses an online platform called “My Study Abroad” to house program information, applications, and communicate with you about program requirements and deadlines. All programs within My Study Abroad have been approved by the university.Advanced Search Program Discovery List All
Choosing an approved program ensures that you can utilize your financial aid, apply for university-sponsored scholarships, maintain your student status, and receive the full support of the study abroad offices.
The majority of programs are open to all students regardless of major or college. However, some programs are only open students in specific colleges. In My Study Abroad, those programs are labeled with the college acronym (ex. ACES, BUS, ENG, FAA, LAS, etc.).
Programs fall into one of four categories: exchange, direct enroll, provider, and short-term. The primary difference between program types is typically the cost but program-specific support, housing, duration, and other aspects may vary. Review the list below to get an idea of which program type is best for you. You can compare study abroad program types using this PDF or click on each box below to learn more.
With hundreds of approved programs, you should be able to find a program that aligns with your study abroad goals. It is strongly recommended that you choose an approved program, however, students have the option to petition to participate in a non-approved program.
Please be advised that the university is not currently allowing waivers or petitions to study on non-approved programs. Students desiring to attend non-approved programs must do so without university association. Such students will not be authorized to use the university’s international insurance and will not receive any university approval on program application forms. Students will need to petition for course articulation upon returning, which cannot be guaranteed in advance. University staff will be unable to approve/sign applications for independent programs.