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.

As an international student, I feel at home at the University of Illinois.
As a student of classics and a prospective physician, I was interested in classical archaeology and the ways in which the discipline could enhance my world view.
Keys for navigating a pre-med journey at Illinois with connections, involvement, and studying.
Studying abroad will teach you to keep an open mind at all times.
The University of Illinois offers a ton of leadership opportunities for its students; you just have to know where to look.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently announced an exciting new financial aid package called Illinois Commitment.
Research has taught me to consider the microcosms of my world.
You don’t have to physically be on campus to understand all that it has to offer, as you can find plenty of different ways to collect facts, images, and stories from around college campuses.
My degree has taught me valuable critical-thinking, communication, and writing skills that will be absolutely necessary in whatever field I end up in. I don’t feel like I’m pigeonholed into one career.
At the lab, we focus on helping LAS students find out what’s best for them, based on each student’s specific needs, capabilities, and experiences. We answer questions, and help you answer your own questions about what you’re interested in, and what campus opportunities can help you best pursue those interests.