Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange

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

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;
  • Align education abroad programs with academic goals, including working with campus units for clear articulation of credit, and
  • Conduct program assessments with an objective of continuous improvement.

Program Management
  • Coordinate signature, exchange, direct enroll, and customized education abroad programs;
  • Advise for and communicate with students on the entirety of the study abroad process;
  • Develop and implement a variety of programming for students during all stages of their education abroad experience, and
  • 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, and
  • Support partnerships through communications management and coordinated visits.

  • Post education abroad program fees to student accounts;
  • Execute international financial transactions, and
  • 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, and
  • Plan and implement the annual Illinois Abroad Day event in collaboration with campus education abroad partners.


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, and
  • Integrating data between education abroad software and university systems.