DOES FINANCIAL AID WORK?
Yes! The programs we list are approved by the University, which allows most financial aid to apply to study abroad. You can also check out scholarships set up specifically for studying abroad.
WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW A SECOND LANGUAGE?
This depends on whether your plan to process the payment on your site or not. We recommend using a third-party provider to unburden yourself.
It’s not necessary! Some programs do have a language requirement, but many don’t. While some programs do have a language requirement, many programs are taught exclusively in English.
Some of these programs are located in countries where English is an official language (ex: Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore, and the United Kingdom) and some are hosted in countries where English is a secondary language (ex: Denmark, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Switzerland). You can find the language of instruction on the program application page.
CAN I GRADUATE ON TIME?
Yes! Studying abroad and graduating in four years is definitely possible, even if you are gone for an entire academic year. You earn credit toward graduation requirements for most courses taken abroad. It is important to frequently consult and meet with your academic advisor so you stay on schedule and don’t overlook anything.
CAN STUDYING ABROAD HELP MY CAREER?
Engineering is global! Employers look to hire well-rounded employees who are able to demonstrate the ability to adapt well to new situations and thrive in multi-cultural environments. Businesses are increasingly international and utilizing skills gained from a study abroad experience will give you, as a potential employee, an advantage that others lack.
IS IT DIFFICULT TO BE ACCEPTED?
Most Illinois engineering students who meet the minimum qualifications and complete the application process are accepted to study abroad. The University of Illinois is looking to increase the number of students studying abroad and will work closely with you to find the program that best meets your needs and qualifications.