Eastern Illinois University

October 17, 2017

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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10/15/2017 Best Experience Ever Global Semesters: Florence - Semester in Florence: Food & Wine Studies

"yes it was! I learned so much about wine and the culture of Italy. "

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10/12/2017 Best And Worst Of Times Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg: Wurzburg - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Studying abroad was the most difficult thing I have ever done but I am so happy I did it. I learned how to navigate through unfamiliar areas without technology. I learned more about other cultures. I learned I'm incredibly independent and can handle more than I think. I also learned that travel in Europe is much cheaper, which m..."

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10/11/2017 Unforgettable Lorenzo de' Medici – Florence: Direct Enrollment

"I absolutely loved Italy, learned a lot about myself, and learned a lot about travel."

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10/10/2017 Comfort, Culture, And Croissants! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Florence & Rome - Art in Florence and Rome

"I learned different cultural aspects and how to reach out of my comfort zone. It was more than worth while. "

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10/05/2017 Experience Of A Lifetime! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Winchester - The Sport Industry in the United Kingdom

"I learned about several other cultures, the sport industry throughout Europe, and how curriculums in schools differ. I learned patience and flexibility too! The trip was definitely worth while, not only for my education, but for my personal and professional experiences. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and i recommend that anyone..."

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10/04/2017 The Best 4 Months Of My Life! API (Academic Programs International): Barcelona - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

"I learned a lot about Spain and her culture. I also became more fluent in Spanish. I got to travel a lot. It was definitely worthwhile. "

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09/27/2017 Andiamo In Italia! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Florence & Rome - Art in Florence and Rome

"I learned how to live in another country on my own and with the support of strangers. Before this trip, I had never traveled to another country alone, not knowing anyone who I would meet on the other side. I learned to make new friends in an unfamiliar space and around a new language. I learned that the world is a dangerous pl..."

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09/27/2017 The Most Fun I Never Want To Have Again Eastern Illinois University (EIU): UVeritas in Costa Rica

"It was worthwhile. I learned that being immersed in another culture is the only way to fully understand and experience that culture. "

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09/27/2017 Great And One Time Experaince Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Exploration of Italian History, Culture, and Technology

"Difference in culture, values, food. yes every thing was useful it will help in the future for sure."

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09/27/2017 Good Memory In My Life Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Exploration of Italian History, Culture, and Technology

"Basically I learnt how to accomidate myself in different environments and people."

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09/27/2017 An Exciting Adventure With A Lot Of Beautiful, Serene Moments. Kansai Gaidai University: Hirakata - Asian Studies Program

"Interestingly, I felt a pretty strong spiritual connection to the historical monuments and temples especially. Living in Japan (despite naturally encountering daily stressors) gave me a really wonderful peaceful feeling. Also, I learned a lot about the culture and their art, finding inspiration from my experiences and Japanese a..."

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09/27/2017 Worth Every Penny!!!!! FUA Experiential Learning and Internship Opportunities

"Worth every penny! I wish all students could have the opportunity to study abroad! There is no class or anything someone could tell you that would give you the same experience and knowledge that studying abroad gives to students "

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09/27/2017 An Experience I Will Never Forget Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Andros Island - Science and Schooling

"Yes it was worthwhile! I learned about their culture and got to go into their school system "

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09/24/2017 An Experience That Changed My Life Forever Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Andros Island - Science and Schooling

"It is definitely worthwhile. I would recommend this trip to anyone going into education. I learned soo much about myself as a person and as a future educator. "

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09/18/2017 Amazing Experience That I Will Remember Forever! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Andros Island - Science and Schooling

"I learned many things related to Bahamian culture. I also learned new strategies for teaching in a diverse setting. Lastly, I learned many new facts about ocean life I had never known before! "

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09/15/2017 Experience Harder! Kansai Gaidai University: Hirakata - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"This study abroad trip was not always smooth sailing. There were many times when I was scared or homesick, but knowing what I know now, I would gladly put myself through all that again without a second thought. Going on this trip not only helped me grow academically, but also personally. It helped me mature and gain confidence i..."

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09/10/2017 Androsian Adventurers: The Experience Of A Lifetime Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Andros Island - Science and Schooling

"I learned so much from this trip. I was exposed to so many different things while in Andros. We learned so much about the ocean life and the culture of the Bahamas. We also learned so much about education and diversity when we had the opportunity to teach in their local schools. It was definitely worthwhile and I would suggest i..."

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09/05/2017 An Experience That I Will Never Forget! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Andros Island - Science and Schooling

"I gained an even greater love for traveling, teaching, and exploring new places. It was worth every penny and I wouldn't trade that experience for anything. "

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08/29/2017 My Favorite Semester During College Universidad Veritas: San José - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"It was most definitely worthwhile. I learned about different cultures (not only the Costa Rican culture) by meeting people from different countries all over the world, advanced my language skills and made life-long friends. I will never forget my experience abroad!"

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08/25/2017 The Most Rewarding Experience Florence University of The Arts: Florence - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot about the Italian culture and how different and alike it is from the US."

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08/07/2017 Less Fear, More Confidence; More Confidence, More Independence! Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg: Wurzburg - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I gain self-awareness and confidence. I wasn't comfortable at first, but I got out of my little bubble a bit late, but I believe it changed me for the better. I made better decisions, became more independent, and gained a lot of knowledge on the way. "

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04/16/2017 Imagine Indonesia: "I'll Never Be The Same" Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Bali & Java - Imagine Indonesia: Discover the Wonders of Bali and Java

"What I gained from this study abroad trip can't all be put into words. I can say I learned things like: being more accepting and curious of other peoples' culture, feeling more in tune with the world around me, being more conscious of the environment, and to value what you have rather than desire material possessions. "

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12/08/2016 Adventure Awaits Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Andros Island - Science and Schooling

"I learned to never be afraid of something that is different or scary. This trip stretched my limits and was so worth it!"

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09/27/2016 A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Andros Island - Science and Schooling

"I had an amazing opportunity learning more about the natural life in the Bahamas and gained so much knowledge about what international school systems are like."

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09/26/2016 The Best 5 Weeks Of My Life Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Grantham - English Literary Landscapes

"I gained a better self of myself. Being a graduating Senior, I was terrified of what the world would have in store for me after graduation. This trip helped me to see that I am capable of finding my way. I had no idea what I was doing when I stepped off the plane in a foreign country. For the first time, my parents weren't a pho..."

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