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“Not only is it a great opportunity academically, but personally. Its a great way to push yourself to be able to learn in a new environment, but also a great way to work on being independent. You also make friends that last a lifetime.”CIEE, Paris, France|
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The Study Abroad Office will close its physical office on Wednesday, November 22nd but staff will be available online. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
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What’s better than studying abroad? Sharing the experience with a friend!
The Study Abroad Office is launching its “Bring a Fellow Flame” campaign to encourage UIC students to share the opportunity to study abroad with their peers. Students who encourage a friend or classmate to apply for and commit to a UIC faculty-directed study abroad program will benefit from an application and SAO admin fee waiver of $250
- You must have been accepted and committed to a UIC faculty-directed study abroad program for the Spring Break or Summer 2024 term.
- You must have a friend/peer submit, be accepted, and commit to the same program as you.
- You both must complete this form by the program’s application deadline.
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(Updated April 4th, 2022)
COVID-19 has and will impact study abroad’s normal operations; however, our commitment to student mobility and access to international opportunities remains central to our operations.
UIC’s Office of Global Engagement (OGE) continues to monitor the global pandemic to determine if conditions in countries where our students have applied to study are stable enough to permit the university’s endorsement of participation in study abroad programs.
OGE consults a variety of sources, including:
-The U.S. Department of State
-The Centers for Disease Control
-Official governmental sources for host countries
-Information from our program partners
-Arthur J. Gallagher – UIC’s international health insurance providers
Based on this information, the university is using a multi-source risk analysis approach to make its decisions about which countries we can resume study abroad programming in. Programs in countries with a Department of State travel advisory of level 4 due to non-COVID-19 factors are not countries we are able to support. Other countries will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis upon consulting the aforementioned resources.
The CDC advises that travelers ensure they are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines before traveling internationally. Getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from severe disease and slow the spread of COVID-19. All students who apply to study abroad will be asked to disclose their vaccination and booster status. Due to requirements by certain countries and/or program partners, there may be vaccination requirements for certain programs. Please speak with an SAO advisor to learn if your program has COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Visit today.uic.edu/coronavirus for additional information, campus updates and support resources for the UIC community. Please contact us at email@example.com or schedule an appointment with a study abroad staff member to discuss questions or concerns.
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Study abroad is for all UIC students. We strive to ensure that our students continue to have access to meaningful study abroad experiences.
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83 % Receive federal aid
44 % Are Pell eligible
69 % Identify as an under-represented minority
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38 % Are the first in their family to attend college
59 Majors (and counting...)
41 % Are STEM Majors