Eastern Illinois University

September 19, 2019

University Information

The Office of Study Abroad at Eastern Illinois University 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.

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08/28/2019 The Best Decision I Have Made Sogang University: Seoul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot about Korean culture, both from the classes I took and from walking around the city. It was definitely worth the time and money to study abroad to experience it."

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08/28/2019 Unbelievable! API (Academic Programs International): San Jose - Universidad Veritas

"I gained confidence, intelligence, and a better sense of awareness of the world around me."

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07/07/2019 Life Changing Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching

"Student teaching abroad helped expand my mindset and taught me valuable lessons to take with me to my future classrooms. "

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06/21/2019 I Want To Go Back! API

"I gained some amazing friends that I will stay in contact with and hopefully come back to see them, or have them come to the United States to see me."

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06/18/2019 An Immersive Spanish Experience University of Salamanca: Salamanca - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot about the Spanish language, culture, and history- not to mention valuable life skills."

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06/11/2019 Incredible API (Academic Programs International): Seville - Universidad de Sevilla

"I learned to have more confidence in myself. "

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04/02/2019 Fun Trip Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Winchester - The Sport Industry in the United Kingdom

"I learned a lot about the sports industry that I did not know prior which is good as I am an athletic training major and it is good for me to understand what is going in in the sports here in the US but also in other countries like England"

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02/05/2019 The Best Experience Of My Life. Florence University of The Arts: Florence - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Different cultures. Yes."

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01/30/2019 A Chance To Learn What Interested Me Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Antigua - Spring Break in Guatemala

"I learned that while it may seem that the culture is completely different in Antigua, there are also similarities between our culture and the Guatemalan culture. I learned that my host family loved American music and they interacted with each other just like any American family would. I also learned how music is valued different..."

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01/15/2019 Best Experience Of My Life Florence University of The Arts: Florence - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"to get out of my comfort zone, try new things, and branch out and make new friends "

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12/03/2018 An Unforgettable Summer Learning Spanish In A Beautiful Country! Malaca Instituto: Malaga - Spanish Courses, multiple levels

"I learned so much about myself as a person, the Spanish language, and about all of the cultures I interacted with, whether it was the culture of the city, the surrounding countries, and the other students’ cultures. It was 100% worth it. I miss it every day."

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11/13/2018 Italy Was A Major Confidence Booster Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Exploration of Italian History, Culture, and Technology

"I learned a lot about myself as a person being abroad. Experiencing the hiccups that being in a non-English speaking country made me a much more confident problem-solver. "

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09/01/2018 The Best Week Of My Life! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Antigua - Spring Break in Guatemala

"I gained an appreciation for other cultures and languages. This trip made me realize how different my life is than other peoples. It was definitely worthwhile, and I would love to go back. "

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07/13/2018 The Abroad Experience Was Amazing, But The Studying Aspect Severely Lacked. CISabroad (Center for International Studies): London - The London Semester

"I gained such an appreciation for the country and the people who live there. I gained life-long friends who I still talk to everyday. It was absolutely worthwhile and I’d recommend it to anyone "

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06/15/2018 Sevilla For A Semester API (Academic Programs International): Seville - Universidad Pablo de Olavide

"Yes, it was 100% worthwhile. I learned to accept change, live with a plan and without a plan, and to appreciate things that are new to me. I gained language skills and a confidence that I have not had before."

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05/06/2018 Spectacular Spain University of Salamanca: Salamanca - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned friendship skills, how to be more confident in myself, how to be okay with trying new foods, and more of the Spanish language! Everything was worthwhile there."

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04/11/2018 Best Experience During My College Career! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Dublin - Ireland and Northern Ireland Co-Cultural Experience

"I learned about myself, my view on the world, and how an open mind can take you so much further in life. I learned to except people for while they are and not judge them on what I do and do not know about their background. I also realized how lucky I am in my current situation in life and that healthily relationships and communi..."

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04/10/2018 Study Abroad In London And Paris EF International Language Campuses: Study French in Paris

"I learned that it is good to try new things and to embrace being independent. When you are independent you get to experience more things for yourself and not just because others want you to. Taking the time to research and plan allows you to make the most of your trip, whether it is short or long. My study abroad through EF C..."

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03/29/2018 A New Place I Can Call Home. API (Academic Programs International): Limerick - University of Limerick

"I learned that getting new perspectives is essential to everyday life. So worth it."

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01/10/2018 Semester Of A Lifetime USAC Ghana: Accra - African Studies, International Development Studies, and courses offered directly by the University of Ghana

"I learned to be patient with everything and to appreciate what you have. This study abroad trip was worthwhile."

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01/10/2018 The Best Decision University of Winchester: Winchester - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot about myself and what I'm capable of. I went to this program not knowing anyone I was nervous but the friends and confidence that I gained doing it was worth being nervous. I also gained a ton of patience. This is an experience no matter how annoyed I was with all of the paperwork before going, and sometimes whi..."

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01/03/2018 Spontaneous CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Sydney - Semester in Sydney at Macquarie University

"I gained more independence, friendships, different learning techniques to help me study and studying abroad was definitely worthwhile. I wish I could go back to Australia now but I know that will have to wait. "

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01/03/2018 Loving London University of Westminster: London - Direct Enroll Study Abroad & Internships

"It was one of the best experiences I've ever had. "

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12/27/2017 When Can I Go Back? University of Evansville: Grantham - Study abroad at Harlaxton College

"I learned that there are some experiences you can only find when in another country. "

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12/14/2017 The School I Was In Was Rough, But I Learned A Lot And The Views Were Stunning! The Island School: The Bahamas - Fall and Spring Semesters

"It was definitely worthwhile. I grew a lot as an individual. I learned that I can live on my own successfully. Especially since I was in another country. I got to meet a lot of individuals and learn their life lessons as well. I will cherish these memories my whole life."

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