Travel & Study Abroad

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is evaluating the resumption of study abroad for the Spring 2021 semester. The University recognizes the invaluable role study abroad plays in your academic experience, and student well-being is our foremost concern. Our evaluation will consider multiple aspects and the University will not resume study abroad programs without a detailed program evaluation. For more information, please visit the Spring 2021 Study Abroad FAQ page.

The College of Media organizes several programs for students to travel domestically or abroad while earning course credit. 

For more information about any of our travel programs or industry immersions, contact Kyle Potthast, Coordinator of Student Programs, at or (217) 300-5175.

Domestic Travel Courses

Students have unique opportunities to enroll in courses that travel to U.S. destinations where they learn first-hand about culture, visit with industry leaders from top companies, experience an event, or conduct research. 

International Travel Courses

Travel internationally with faculty and staff for a short-term course to experience another culture and learn the importance of global media.   

Study Abroad Semester Exchanges

The College of Media offers semester exchange programs that are unique from the campuswide programs in that students can experience an affordable semester abroad while taking media elective courses taught in English.

Apply by September 15 to spend the spring semester abroad and by February 15 to spend the fall semester abroad.