LAS International Programs

The College of LAS encourages the development of global learning and competencies. LAS International Programs aims to provide learning opportunities and support and guidance for domestic and international students. We also support faculty and staff as we work to understand and respond to those around us, from our campus to the entire world.

We work to help LAS units in their efforts to create meaningful and academically rigorous virtual global experiencesshort-term and semester-length programs abroad, while also developing courses and programs to help international students get comfortable on campus. We work directly with faculty members throughout the college to help them successfully create and lead courses abroad. We're working together to make sure that we all benefit from our broad, diverse college. 

Interested in learning more about our global programs? Schedule an appointment with a LAS International Programs advisor to explore your options!


Spring 2021 study abroad

The university is evaluating the resumption of study abroad for the Spring 2021 semester. Students interested in applying to study abroad should visit International Safety and Security’s website and schedule an appointment with LAS International Programs for more information.

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Virtual global experiences

Engage with international organizations and faculty through virtual internships, research, and courses.

Information for international students

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences welcomes international degree-seeking and exchange students. Learn more about coming to Illinois.

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Student voices

The LAS Vienna Diplomatic Program was an amazing opportunity to learn about US diplomatic efforts and the inner workings of multilateral affairs!
Learning about the Incas through books does not compare to actually being in the Land of the Incas. This was definitely an experience of a lifetime.
Study abroad has been the biggest adventure of a lifetime. Being able to live in another country for six months has taught me so much more about the world than I thought possible.
Lead a course abroad

Are you a faculty member who is interested in creating and leading an LAS abroad program? Learn how.

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