Study Abroad Experiences

Studying abroad can broaden your outlook on culture and people's experiences around the world.  Don't take our word for it.  Here are testimonials from some of our former students.

  • Student Spotlight: Barcelona

    I studied abroad in Barcelona my entire junior year. It was the best experience of my life and I learned so much about the world and myself. – Maggie O. 
  • In Senegal, there is a word called 'Teranga which loosely translates to 'hospitality' in English.  Bet Teranga was more than just providing good service in one's home or business, but taking that person into your family as your own.
  • Student Spotlight: Tara G

    My most valuable experience was going abroad, hands down. I was able to explore the world, be completely independent and see life from a different perspective. – Tara G
  • Student Spotlight: Mathew R.

    Studying abroad has been my most valuable experience as an undergraduate because it has helped me to grow as a person, become more confident, a better leader and gave me more passion to work internationally with communities to combat human trafficking in the future. – Mathew R.
  • Student Spotlight: Crystol D.

    Studying abroad was definitely my most valuable experience because it encouraged me to think more critically about my identity, the U.S., the world, and the University of Illinois. – Crystol D.