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 short-term and semester-length programs abroad, while also developing courses and programs to help incoming 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 study abroad programs? Speak with an advisor about study abroad and LAS international programs online: for appointments, select “LAS International Programs” from the calendar options in our online scheduler.

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Study abroad

We offer short- and longer-term options. Study abroad can be as or more affordable than studying on campus.

Information for incoming 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.
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Learn more from an International Programs advisor

Have questions? Our walk-in hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in the LAS Life + Career Design Lab, 2040 Lincoln Hall. Or send us an email.

Lead a course abroad

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

A group of students and faculty members on a study abroad trip to Jordan