We live in a truly global community. Get a deeper understanding of your place in that community by studying abroad. An experience of living with, studying with, and communicating with others from cultures  different from your own will change your perspectives, broaden your mind, open your heart, enhance your communication skills, and provide a rich tapestry of experiences that will be marketable across career platforms. Studying abroad can change your life. Studying abroad doesn’t mean graduating late. Careful planning and organization and discussing your options with your academic advisor will enable you to have a life affirming experience while continuing to make good progress towards your degree program.  The College of Media offers three semester exchange programs and numerous short, College of Media faculty led programs. Media students can take advantage of the over 400 University of Illinois study abroad opportunities across 60 countries in every continent but Antarctica.