LAS Insider blog for prospective students

Students and alumni in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences write about their personal experiences and insights throughout the academic year at the University of Illinois. They offer an inside look at the College of LAS and University of Illinois.

Now that we’re a month into the new school year, we asked ten LAS students what the first month back on campus has been like. The return of in-person classes, fans at football games, and walks with friends on campus were among their highlights so far.  
Natasha Najam is a rising senior working towards a behavioral neuroscience psychology degree with chemistry and integrative biology minors. In a Q&A, she discusses her summer internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Jayne explains her experience with VACorps, an internship program based in Cape Town, South Africa, where she is working directly with employees of AFRODAD. "My project is opening my eyes to the debt crisis in African countries."
Simon Kaplan is a senior studying comparative literature and classics at the University of Illinois. He is spending the summer brushing up on his Greek and engaging in research with the Book History Lab at the University of Athens through the Greek Studies on Site program.
We asked a few LAS students what they loved about their major. Here's what they had to say!
LAS senior reflects on the value of the LAS Honors to her experience at UIUC
LAS senior reflects on her time in the LAS Honors program.
LAS upperclassmen share about their experiences of leading a student organization during COVID-19
LAS junior Evan Dray was recently awarded the prestigious Goldwater scholarship
One of the best things about being a student at the University of Illinois is growing as an individual. Here are five ways I've developed new ways of thinking at UIUC.