First Steps

Congratulations! You have decided to make one of the most important decisions in your college career –  to Study Abroad! Please read the information below and follow the instructions.

To apply for a study abroad program, you must complete the UIC Study Abroad Office application process.

If you have completed a First Step already, make an appointment with a Study Abroad advisor by calling the Study Abroad Office at 312-413-7662. An advisor will walk you through the application process for your specific program.

To be eligible for Study Abroad registration, financial aid, and scholarships DO NOT apply to any program without first meeting with a Study Abroad advisor.

First Step advising sessions are mandatory for all study abroad applicants as a starting point for the application process. A 20 minute First Step PowerPoint presentation will review how to select the best program for your needs, and review the application, advising, course approval and registration processes.

Sessions are held in the Study Abroad Resource room (502 UH) on the schedule below. The maximum seating is 20 per session on a first come – first served basis.

Info Session Starts on Time

The presentation will start on time. Late arrivals will have to come to another session.

First Step Session Schedule

January 13th – March 19th

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
2:00pm 12:30pm 11:00am & 2:00pm 12:30pm 11:00am


Summer and Fall program deadline is March 20th, 2015. Some programs may have earlier deadlines.

Walk-In Advising

Walk-In Advising is available for students who have attended a First Step but may have questions about program selection. Advising is held in the Study Abroad Resource Room (502 UH) and no appointments are necessary.  Students will be helped on a first come-first served basis.

January 14th – March 18th 

Mondays Wednesdays
11:30am – 1:30pm 9:30am – 1:30pm
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