International Experiences

We have a strong, world-renowned reputation as part of the University of Illinois system. International students are an integral part of UIS, and we thank you for being a part of our community.

We offer many study abroad opportunities and a means to take advantage of the 3,000 plus study abroad programs offered by other universities and program providers, including exchange opportunities in 55 countries.

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Interested in the University of Illinois Springfield?

UIS offers an unforgettable combination of opportunities made possible by a respected public residential university in the USA at a cost that is less than larger institutions located throughout the states as well as providing students the safety and hospitality of small-town America.

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A monthly stipend and tuition waiver may be available to students selected for the following programs:

Study Abroad and Make a Difference in the World.

UIS offers a number of international study options. Choose a short program or study abroad for an entire summer or semester. The Global Experience Program has study abroad seminars, exchange programs and programs administered by other universities and educational institutions.

Study Abroad

UIS has developed short-term study abroad programs in Australia, Botswana, Canada, China, The Gambia, Germany, Greece, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom.

In her SJR Column “Study Abroad,” Chancellor Koch said:

“In a world of growing interconnectedness, studying abroad is becoming an increasingly important part of the university experience. A number of studies on the impact of study abroad have shown benefits, including improved academic performance and higher graduation rates.”

Find more information about studying abroad and the Global Experience Program at UIS.