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Student Voices

Read more about UIC students' experiences studying and interning abroad! Heading link

Hannah Ellis Abroad

“Study abroad allows students to expand their horizons academically, professionally, and spiritually.”

Hannah Ellis, French & Francophone Studies and Political Science  |  SIT Geneva, Switzerland

As you can see from the blogs below, study abroad is intended to be for students of all backgrounds and identities. However, your identities undoubtedly influence how you experience study abroad.  Our study abroad advisors are available to help you learn more about what to expect abroad by sharing resources from our partners and UIC alumni. Visit our Resource Page on Navigating your Identities Abroad and reach out to our Student Ambassadors to hear their lived experiences and personal reflections.

Connect with UIC Study Abroad Alumni Heading link

Our study abroad alumni are excited to share their experiences with prospective study abroad students!  Learn more about how study abroad impacted them by connecting with our study abroad ambassadors or reading our recent UIC study abroad alumni blogs below.

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Alicia Bowers, College of Business, Marketing Heading link

CEA Seville, Spain

A Seville Semester: My Homestay & Daily Routine

Read Alicia's blog here

Pablo Cisneros, College of Business, Marketing Heading link

IES Tokyo, Japan

Read Pablo's blog here

Gabby Ciuteikis, CADA, IDEAS & Spanish Heading link

CEA Seville, Spain

Choosing a Homestay in Seville

Read Gabby's blog here

Musaab Froukh, LAS, Biochemistry Heading link

CIEE Gaborone, Botswana

Cooking in the Dorms

Read Musaab's blog here

Jazmin Juarez, LAS, Latin American and Latino Studies Heading link

CIEE Shanghai, China

Pre-Departure Reflections

Week 1: 5 things that Surprised me about Shanghai

Week 2: Gift Giving in China

Read Jazmin's blog here

Nevan Patel, LAS, Biological Sciences Heading link

CIEE Open Campus – Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Berlin, Germany

Read Nevan's blog here

Deborah Salami, LAS, Criminology, Law & Justice Heading link

CEA London, UK

London Calling: 3 Ways to Elevate Your Study Abroad Experience

Read Deborah's blog here

Jennifer Saviski, LAS, Spanish Heading link

CEA Seville, Spain

Studying Abroad in Seville as a Division 1 Athlete

Read Jennifer's blog here

Christy Tran, LAS, Psychology Heading link

DIS Stockholm, Sweden

Read Christy's blog here

Jesus Vargas-Martinez, LAS, CLJ & Spanish Heading link

UIC Oaxaca, Mexico

Read Jesus' blog here

Dorothy Wright, LAS, Biological Sciences Heading link

SFS Australia

Looking at Australia Through a Cultural Lens

Read Dorothy's blog here