Recognizing the academic, professional, and personal value of study-abroad experiences. The College strongly encourages its students to study abroad and provides financial support through scholarships or program discounts (depending on available funds) that are awarded to defray the costs associated with studying abroad on University of Illinois-sponsored programs.
For each study abroad program, the scholarship deadline is the same as the program deadline**
Scholarship recipients must be degree-seeking students in good academic standing who are currently enrolled in an eligible education program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eligible programs include undergraduate Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education, and Secondary Education programs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Math, Physics and Social Studies (History), Learning and Education Studies, as well as all graduate programs in all College of Education departments.
All eligible students who are admitted to, and enrolled in, a University of Illinois-sponsored study abroad program will be awarded the Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship is repeatable for subsequent study abroad experiences. However, students may not receive more than one scholarship per academic year + summer (August to August).
In order to receive the scholarship, recipients must complete 4 hours of EDUC 499. (2 hours Pre-Departure course and 2 hours of Post-Reflection course)
Once you are admitted to a study abroad program, please submit the Scholarship Application.
Enroll in the study abroad course as soon as possible. You will be contacted with information about the program discount or scholarship by email with further instructions.
Once you’ve been billed for study abroad, scholarship funds will be deposited directly into your student account.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.