Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange

Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange supports exceptional education abroad experiences for University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students, faculty, and staff through academically and professionally integrated pathways.

Core Services

Program Development
  • Provide expertise and resources in the development of education abroad programs.
  • Partner with institutions to develop and facilitate education abroad opportunities.
  • Conduct program assessments with an objective of continuous improvement.

Program Management
  • Coordinate education abroad programs for colleges without a study abroad office.
  • Advise for and communicate with students on the entirety of the study abroad process.
  • Develop and implement rogramming for students during all stages of their education abroad experience.
  • Maximize safety abroad by actively collaborating with the Office of International Safety and Security.

Partner Relations
  • Maintain collaborative links with partners through agreements that allow for student mobility.
  • Support partnerships through communications management and coordinated visits.

  • Post education abroad program fees to student accounts.
  • Execute international financial transactions.
  • Provide detailed program information to allow for the disbursement of federal financial aid.

Outreach & Marketing
  • Collaborate with academic units to make education abroad an integral part of the curricula.
  • Create a dynamic print and media presence to communicate the value of education abroad.
  • Promote education abroad opportunities to the campus community through targeted outreach.
  • Plan the annual Illinois Abroad Day event in collaboration with campus education abroad partners.
  • Maintain the campus study abroad website.


Support the campus through management of the education abroad software, including:

  • Maintaining application requirements.
  • Providing system operations and training.
  • Managing a variety of program offerings.
  • Reporting unit and campus level data to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Software licensing.
  • Integrating data between education abroad software and university systems.