Study Abroad through EIU
Eastern Illinois University recognizes international education as a fundamental component of excellence in higher education and encourages all students to take advantage of the fine opportunities available. It is the desire of the University to move international education from the exception to the norm and to emerge as a leader within Illinois, the nation, and the world. Studying abroad, or completing internships, practica, field experiences, special excursions, or research in an international setting, confers on our students cross-cultural communication skills and breadth of perspective that is critical in keeping graduates in the mainstream of an increasingly global employment market.
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The Office of Study Abroad is dedicated to providing affordable, high quality international academic experiences to eligible students, allowing them to develop the knowledge and cross-cultural skills necessary for leadership in an increasingly global economy. These experiences include approved short and long-term study, intern, field and practical opportunities throughout the world, all contributing to a student’s EIU degree and grade point average.