Where Learning Goes Beyond Borders

Our BreakAway and study abroad programs open the door for life-defining global experiences to be immersed in culture as you live, study, travel, and work.

Study abroad programs allow you to spend either one semester or a full academic year at an approved program away from campus, either abroad or within the United States. You will take courses at a host institution and may have the opportunity to participate in internships. 

Programs are designed to challenge you to adapt to new cultures, learn from diverse perspectives and often enhance your ability to communicate in a second language.
BreakAways are group trips, led by IC faculty, which take place when classes are not in session. These trips have a specific focus and range in length from 10 days to three weeks. Each academic year, several destinations are chosen with an educational component that connects multiple academic disciplines to specific locations throughout the world. 

With scholarships and programs available to all IC students, any destination can be closer than you think. Illinois College has resources and guidance available to all student to make study abroad and BreakAway options affordable. 

Faculty and staff will work with you directly to discuss your particular circumstances, goals and needs. For study abroad, most of your financial aid package travels with you, and there are many travel awards to cover extra costs. All students have a $1000 grant that goes toward a BreakAway trip if they choose to take one. 

Recent BreakAway trips include:

:: PATAGONIA: Adventure Tourism, Culture, & the Environment
:: Bellas Artes Españolas (Fine Arts in SPAIN)
:: Culture and Ecology in the CARIBBEAN
:: NEW ZEALAND: Interrogating Adventure
:: Democracy & Identity in GREECE
:: Dynamic Culture with Rhythm in CUBA
:: Views of JAPAN
:: Spring in SCANDINAVIA
:: JORDAN: Building Bridges
:: Criminal Justice in LONDON

Wherever you want to learn, Illinois College will be your passport to getting there.

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  • Coffee, Culture, and Community in Hawaii | January 2 - 11, 2024
    • Leaders: Jaclyn Tabor and Ryan Flynn
    • Estimated Cost: $3,200 ($2,200)
  • Hiking the Public Lands in Utah: Usage Policies and the Bureau of Land Management | March 2 - 9, 2024
    • Leaders: Kevin Klein and T.J. Devine
    • Estimated Cost: $1,600 ($600)
  • Becoming Interculturally Competent in Japan | May 14 - 16, 2024
    • Leaders: Mizuki Wyant
    • Estimated Cost: $3,800 ($2,800)
  • Disability Accessibility in the World Now and Then | May 13 - 27, 2024
    (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Leuven, Belgium; and Berlin, Germany)
    • Leaders: Kara Dorris
    • Estimated Cost: $3,150 ($2,150)
  • Greece: Crossroad of Empires | May 14 - 29, 2024
    • Leaders: Adam Porter and Nancy Taylor Porter
    • Estimated Cost: $3,990 ($2,990)

*Figures in parentheses indicate payment due for those who use the $1,000 BreakAway coupon.