Study Away

The Study Away programs support experiential learning for UIS students across the United States and around the world.

Contact Us

Telephone: (217) 206-8319
Office Location: Brookens 483


Study Away Information 

*New International Partner

UIS and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, South Korea is UIS’s newest partner.  SKKU is the oldest university in Korea dating back to 1398!  At present we are working on a student exchange program with the intention to begin the exchange of students in the spring of 2020.  UIS students can also apply to SKKU’s summer program for the summer of 2020.

New Study Away option

UIS is in the process of becoming a member of the National Student Exchange program, NSE.  Study away through NSE provides opportunities to study with over 130 universities in the USA and Canada.  UIS students pay tuition and fees to UIS and room and board fees to the host institution.  It is anticipated that this option will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2020.  Priority consideration will be given to students who apply in Jan./Feb. of 2020.  More information will be forthcoming once membership has been approved.

Information Sessions

Nov. 18 noon Study Away in Taiwan –  BRK 411, 12 – 1 PM
Nov. 18 4pm Study Away in England – BRK 411, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Nov. 19 noon Study Away in Japan and China – BRK 333, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Nov. 19 5pm Study Away in Japan and China –  BRK 373, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Nov. 20 noon General Info Session on Study Away Opportunities – BRK 333, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Nov. 20 5pm  General Info Session on Study Away Opportunities – BRK 411, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Nov. 21 noon Study Away in Spain – BRK 411, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020 study abroad programs – Oct. 1, 2019

Spring 2020 ISEP programs – Sept. 1, 2019

Priority deadline for all summer and fall study abroad programs in 2019 – Feb. 7, 2019

UIS Study Abroad Scholarship (PDF)
Application Deadline has passed.

Next application deadline, for programs in the summer of 2020, fall of 2020 and spring of 2021 will be Feb. 12th, 2020.

Featured Study Abroad Students 

Alex Phelps – University of Vigo, Spain

Gianna Messina – Internship with the US Embassy in Madrid, Spain

Anna Kanai – University of Valencia, Spain

Dexter Burns – University of Colima, Mexico

Abbegayle Stevenson – ISEP, Sweden

Justice Green – ISEP, Malta

Conor McKenzie – Cuba