Study Abroad Discovery Week


Study Abroad Discovery Week may be over, but you can view recordings of the presentations below!

Interested in studying abroad? Let us know so we can share exciting opportunities for you to learn abroad and ways to finance your global experience.  Complete this brief interest form here and we will be in touch with more info.

Shark week can be scary, but study abroad isn’t! Join us for Study Abroad Discovery Week, a series of info sessions and panels focused on learning more about how to choose a study abroad program that fits your academic, professional, and personal goals.  The week will culminate in a Virtual Study Abroad Fair on 9/18 where you have the chance to connect directly with our international partners and UIC faculty directors.  

Attend one, two, or all the events below by clicking on the zoom links provided at the scheduled time.  Have questions about Study Abroad Discovery Week? Email


Monday, September 14th, 2020

#StudyAbroadisforUIC: An Overview and Student Panel

Advisors: Marlee Stein & Maggie Miller

Let’s get started on your journey to study abroad together!  Study abroad is an integral part of the UIC student experience.  Join us for a general overview of what study abroad looks like for UIC students and hear testimonials from your peers about how study abroad impacted their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm CST

Presentation Recording Link: Here


Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Secure the Bag: Funding Your Study Abroad Experience

Advisors: Kyle Rausch & Krystal Williams

Itching to go abroad but unsure of how you can afford it? In this session, we will discuss how UIC students have earned more than $1 million in scholarships and grants to study abroad as well as how financial aid works and tips for budgeting for your experience.

Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm CST

Presentation Recording Link: Here


Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

More Than Just Study: Interning, Service-learning, and Research Abroad

Advisors: Kyle Rausch, Missy Frazin, Liz Herrera

Think studying abroad is just for taking classes? Think again! We invite you to attend this session to learn about unique opportunities to intern, conduct research, and participate in service-learning projects abroad.

Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm CST

Presentation Recording Link: Here


Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Where in the World Will You Study?: Find the Program that is Right for You!

Advisor: Irina Krymova

This workshop will focus on helping you reflect on your interests to identify a study abroad program that will complement your studies and contribute to meeting your long-term academic and career goals. A Study Abroad Advisor will discuss program models, term options, and important aspects to consider before selecting a study abroad program.

 Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm CST

Presentation Recording Link:  Here


Friday, September 18, 2020

Study Abroad Virtual Fair: Come Meet Our International Partners and UIC Faculty Directors!

Did you know UIC offers over 200 programs in 87 locations?!  There is a program specifically for you and our partners are here to help you learn more about each of those programs. In addition, UIC Faculty Directors leading programs will be available to discuss our faculty-directed programs for the upcoming year.  Come drop by one or more of the virtual booths to learn more about individual programs!

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm CST
Join the Fair: Here

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