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Join the Study Abroad Ambassadors

Are you interested in connecting with other students who have studied abroad like yourself?  Then join the Study Abroad Ambassadors student organization!  They are an enthusiastic group of study abroad alumni who value the transformative experience of international education.  Together they collaborate with the Study Abroad Office to share their stories and increase access to Study Abroad for all UIC students.

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Share Your Story

Did you document your study abroad experience in a unique way?  Do you want to make sure other students know what it is like to study abroad?  If you do, please use the testimonial and photos submission link to share your story with our office and the greater UIC community.  We will use the submissions in our social media, print materials, and website to help spread the word about study abroad.  If you kept a personal blog, made a video, etc. please email sao@uic.edu to share it with us.  We are interested in hearing your perspectives and reflections!

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Become Part of Trade Winds

Trade Winds is an intercultural friendship program in which international students and U.S. students participate together in activities throughout the semester. The program provides unique opportunities for its participants to interact and educate each other about their cultures, countries, perspectives, and their life experiences. Additionally, it gives students the opportunity for involvement and leadership in a meaningful extracurricular activity.

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Participate in UIC's Impact and Research Day

Study Abroad is a high-impact experience and many programs include research, internships, or community engagement opportunities that can be showcased at UIC Impact and Research Day. The UIC Impact and Research Day (IRD) is an event in which the campus celebrates the wealth of research and engagements across all disciplines carried out by the dedicated undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of this campus. The IRD provides a venue for students at UIC to present their research and other scholarly pursuits and discuss the impact of those experiences.  Presentations will be judged and students can win monetary awards for their work.

The Study Abroad Office is available to help support your project development, presentation skills, and offer general mentorship.  Having an academic forum to articulate your study abroad experiences will enhance your resume and graduate school applications.  Additionally, it is an excellent way to practice important lifelong skills necessary in many careers.

Please complete this interest form if you would like to receive project mentorship from the Study Abroad Office to participate in Impact & Research Day.

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DAAD's Young Ambassador Program

The DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is a unique and exciting two-semester volunteer opportunity for undergraduate students who studied in Germany to promote study and research in Germany at their home universities and colleges.

During the academic year, DAAD Young Ambassadors promote study and research in Germany by working with their universities’ study abroad offices, volunteering at study abroad fairs, organizing class visits, info sessions, fun events, and answering their fellow students’ questions. DAAD provides Young Ambassadors with brochures, giveaways, and funding for events.

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