With numerous programs in countries around the world, IC can find a suitable Study Abroad location for you, regardless of your major or language skills. But Study Abroad means planning well ahead. Students must apply internally to Illinois College first, with applications due in the Fall (by Dec. 1) prior to the Academic Year when they intend to study abroad. That is, applications for a semester abroad (Fall, Spring, or Summer) are due more than a semester, sometimes more than a year before actually going there.
You will need to consider how a semester abroad would fit into your major, or how it might affect possible required courses. For Modern Language majors, a semester of Study Abroad is required to develop proficiency. Concerning costs, we work hard to make study abroad/off-campus study affordable. Most of your financial aid package travels with you, and there are many travel awards to cover extra costs. Speak to the Director of Global Programming directly to discuss your particular circumstances, goals, and needs.
To learn more about eligibility requirements, the application process, selection and approval of applicants, course selection abroad, how the academic credit counts for IC, cost issues, and financial aid, please refer to the Study Abroad/ Off-Campus Policies