LAS study abroad programs

A group of students studying abroad in Vienna post on a mountain

Expand your global competency by studying abroad. Our programs are designed to work with your schedule and offer many opportunities for academic, career and personal growth.

View our calendar for upcoming study abroad info sessions!

Have questions? Please contact the LAS International Programs office.

Scholarship opportunities

Many scholarships are available for study abroad.


    Our programs

      The following LAS study abroad programs are residential. This means students receive LAS advanced hours and residency credit for all coursework abroad. LAS study abroad programs are open to all Illinois students regardless of home College or major.

      Application deadlines:

      • Feb. 15 for fall and academic year programs
      • Sept. 15 for spring semester programs


      Humanities-focused programs:

      Social sciences-focused programs:

      STEM-focused programs:

      Multiple disciplines:

      LAS By Petition Only Programs

      LAS students may petition through the college to participate in and receive credit for a study abroad program that is not currently approved by the University of Illinois. Students must demonstrate that the program meets a curricular need not offered by existing programs.

      Examples of recently approved programs include:

      • American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program in Tajikistan (political science and Persian language study)
      • University of Michigan Research Semester at CERN (physics)
      • Math in Moscow (mathematics) 

      If you would like to start the petition process, you must first schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Elly Hanauer and complete a non-approved study abroad petition form.

      Questions? Speak with a LAS International Programs Advisor during our walk-in hours, Monday-Friday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Student Academic Affairs Office in 2002 Lincoln Hall.