The ACES Education Abroad Office and Illinois International have many different program types catering to all types of students. No matter your degree plan, you can accomplish a lot by going abroad. More information on which program might be right for you can be found in the How to Choose a Program section of the site.
Earn credit abroad in your major, minor and general education requirements, allowing you to graduate on time! Most students can easily go abroad for a full semester without affecting planned graduation dates. Multiple opportunities exist for shorter trips during the summer and even over winter break.
Consider your career plans when choosing a study abroad program. You can impress prospective employers by gaining a global outlook and diverse perspectives and language competency. You can even complement your major through the ACES International minor . Study abroad increases your understanding of other cultures, equipping you to work better with people from all over the world while you develop problem-solving skills and become more flexible. Build your resume abroad by learning a language, participating in an internship or research, and becoming involved in your new community through volunteering.