Skip to content

Mark your calendars!

      EIU Winter Study Abroad Fair

      Thursday, January 30, 2020
      10:00 am to 3:00 pm
      University Ballroom, MLK Union

Eastern Illinois University Study Abroad

Making the decision to study abroad is life changing. More than 300,000 U.S. college students study abroad on an annual basis. This includes the 100-200 EIU students who take part each year. Study after study show the correlation between international experience and higher employability rates, higher salaries, expanded academic and professional networks, and increased self-confidence, among many other benefits.

EIU's Office of Study Abroad is here to help students every step of the way. Students determined to study abroad, or those who would simply like more information are encouraged to contact a Study Abroad Advisor to schedule an advising appointment at or (217) 581- 7355. Students will meet one-on-one with an OSA Advisor to discuss student learning goals, learn about available program options, the application process, financing options, and the payment/registration process. Students are expected to discuss study abroad plans with their academic advisor during the early stages of planning.

EIU encourages all eligible students to consider participating in international education during their academic career and invites applications from qualified students at this time.

Upcoming deadlines


      Friday, February 7, 2020- Deadline to apply for SU2020 study abroad programs and scholarships
      Friday, March 6, 2020- Deadline to apply for FA2020 programs and scholarships

      Friday, April 3, 2020-
Deadline for faculty to submit new proposals for 2021 programs
      Friday, July 3, 2020- Deadline for faculty to submit renewal paperwork for 2021 programs
Click on the links below to start your search