LAS 100: Success in LAS for International Students will help you succeed at Illinois. This course supports international students as they transition to a new culture and education system.
In LAS 100, you will:
- Examine your expectations for college life in the U.S.
- Explore the purposes and values of the higher education experience from U.S. perspectives
- Investigate critical learning skills regarding your academic program
- Increase your understanding of your social identity through engaging with topics on social justice
- Consider your leadership role in addressing global social challenges
- Plan for your personal, academic, and professional development throughout your undergraduate career
LAS 100 is designed for incoming international students and serves as a complement to LAS 101/102/122 (for all LAS incoming students). Therefore, students new (or relatively new) to the U.S. higher education system should enroll in both LAS 100 and LAS 101/102/122.
2 credit hours. Meets weekly the first eight weeks of the semester. Restricted to new LAS international students.
"Fresh from my eight weeks of LAS 100, I have arisen a slightly changed person—thankfully for the better—in my opinion. I have learned to be more inclusive of others’ opinions even if I don’t exactly agree with them because I have recognized that all of them have value."
-ISHAN JOSHI, FALL '20
"LAS 100 meant more than a class getting international students ready for the college life. I learned how to appreciate different cultures, to seek out the meaning of education, and to step out of my comfort zone. I sincerely appreciate the course director, instructors, facilitators, interns and my peers who made LAS 100 one of my favorite classes."
— HYUNJOON OH, FALL '16