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Contacts & Advising

ACES Advising Sessions

Study Abroad advising sessions help the student in planning and managing their experience abroad. The focus of the advising session is future oriented where students are in the driver's seat. The advisor will ask questions to help the student develop a manageable action plan. To ease the feeling of being overwhelmed, the meetings will be about 20 minutes in length. A student is allowed to meet with an advisor multiple times as long as the student is meeting the action steps they set.

All advising for fall 2020 will be conducted virtually. Please e-mail us at for an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you!

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 and by asking yourself some important questions: What is most important to you – Location? Cost? Available courses? 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? Do you meet the requirements?

Campus Resources

  • IL Abroad Week
  • Informational Meetings at the Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange (central campus) office
  • Check out our advising calendar for drop-in hours and information sessions

ACES Study Abroad Address

ACES Study Abroad
128 Mumford Hall 
1301 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
Main Office: (217) 333-3380
24/7 Emergency Line: (217) 333-1213

Main Contacts

Ali Freter
Interim Director, College of ACES Study Abroad
Specializes in faculty led programs

Allison Harmon
Business Administrative Associate, College of ACES Study Abroad
Specializes in incoming exchange students, course approvals, and finances 

Greg French
Outbound Student Advisor (part-time), College of ACES Study Abroad
Specializes in outgoing semester programs 

Emergency Contact

Phone: +1-217-333-1216
University emergency services