U of I Undergraduates
U of I students have a variety of opportunities for educational experiences abroad! Discover your options and the advantages of incorporating an international experience into your Vandal story right here.
First Steps to Going Abroad:
- Attend a First Time Info Session or other specific EA Info Session offered weekly
- Talk to an Education Abroad Advisor. Schedule an appointment by calling us at 208-885-8984 or email us with your availability
- Search and apply for your program of choice*
- Talk to your Academic Advisor about your plans
- Refer to these Resources for Planning Your International Experience
*All programs found within the U of I Education Abroad program search are affiliated and approved programs.
Why is this important?
U of I students can use their financial aid toward any U of I affiliated program and U of I will automatically accept credit from any affiliated program.
Through its partner schools and third party providers, the U of I is affiliated with over 300 universities more than 50 countries, offering study, internship, volunteer, and undergraduate research opportunities abroad for every U of I field of study. However, if you cannot find a U of I program that meets your specific needs, you have other options. Be aware you are required to fill out an alternative application per U of I policy (APM 70.23) if you will receive credit, financial aid, or your program has been organized by a U of I department in any way. Please keep in mind that if you wish to earn credit toward your U of I degree, the institution providing the credit must be accredited.
The following international experiences have their own applications available here:
Study Abroad- Unaffiliated Programs- Credit from another U.S. Institution
This application is for students going abroad on a program through another U.S. university and receiving an official transcript from that U.S. university.
Study Abroad – Unaffiliated Programs- Credit from a Foreign Institution
This application is for students going abroad directly to a foreign institution and receiving a transcript from that foreign institution.
Undergraduate Research/Internship Abroad- Unaffiliated programs
This application is for students going abroad to conduct research, fieldwork or an internship with or without receiving credit.
Attend a Conference/Meeting Abroad
This application is to register travel for students who are attending a conference or meeting internationally.