Study Abroad

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Make a Difference in the World.

The University of Illinois Springfield offers a number of international study options. You can choose a short program or study abroad for an entire summer or semester.

UIS Global Experience

See below for our featured Study Abroad program. Visit the International Programs website and meet some of our students who have been part of the UIS Global Experience Program.

Students and faculty conduct research in Ghana

A group of seven University of Illinois Springfield students and three faculty members are spending their summer conducting research in Ghana, West Africa as part of an international study abroad trip. Read more about research in Ghana

Leadership lived: Studying abroad gives student a global voice

Dexter Burns had never left the United States before coming to the University of Illinois Springfield. However, that changed when the senior Global Studies major discovered the Study Abroad Program. Read more about Dexter Burns

The Gambia

The University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Health Department, Global Studies Program, and Teacher Education Department are collaborating with the University of The Gambia (UTG) in Africa to provide opportunities for the UIS students and faculty to engage in teaching and research activities. Find more information about studying abroad in The Gambia

Studying abroad in Peru

A dedicated group of nine University of Illinois Springfield students spent 17 days this summer learning in Peru. It’s the first time UIS has sent a study abroad group to South America. Read more about studying abroad in Peru