What is most important to you – Location? Cost? Available courses? Travel with friend(s)? What do you want from the experience? Are you a veteran traveler or more likely to want the security of extra assistance from program administrators in residence at the international location? Do you meet the requirements (e.g. grade point average, year in college, completed prerequisite courses, etc)? Study abroad programs are all unique so the more you know about programs of interest, the better you can plan. Begin with an understanding of the different types of programs. Before students assume that they are unable to participate in an international activity, they should explore the many options available. New short term programs are being developed every year to accommodate the needs of different students.
A fairly universal requirement for all semester programs is completion of at least one year of course work on the Illinois campus, or one semester in the case of transfers from off campus. Students must prove they can succeed academically in college before tackling a new environment.
Because business exchange programs are contractual agreements between our College and a Partner University who agree to “exchange” an even number of students, there is a limit to the number of students accepted. The College wants to send students who will embrace the opportunity, represent Illinois in a positive light, and generally act as ambassadors and model American citizens. Therefore, the exchange program requirements are:
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