Eastern Illinois University

August 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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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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09/02/2016 Harlaxton College: A Trip To Never Forget. Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Grantham - English Literary Landscapes

"This trip changed my life. I think about it every single day and want nothing more than to go back in time and do it all over again. "

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08/31/2016 You Can't Explain It; It Must Be Experienced! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Andros Island - Science and Schooling

"I am able to step outside my comfort zone and survive! haha."

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08/31/2016 Awesome University of Evansville: Grantham - Study abroad at Harlaxton College

"I learned how to rely on myself to figure problems out. I learned good ways to go about traveling. The trip was worth every penny. "

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05/16/2016 A Life Changing Experience I Will Never Forget! Salzburg College: Salzburg - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Many new skills were gained abroad that will benefit my personal, professional, and academic aspects of life."

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05/03/2016 An Amazing Experience Where I Was Exposed To A New Culture American College Dublin: Irish Language & Culture Program

"I learned much from working in the Admissions' Office. I improved my marketing skills. Outside of work, I gained confidence in traveling on my own."

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04/19/2016 A Trip Of A Lifetime Able Spanish: Cordoba - Spanish: Cordoba - Spanish Language Program

"I learned how to live in another country with complete strangers, how to adjust quickly, and how to accept change-all of these skills are something that I am not sure I could have learned without going abroad. I loved every second of the trip, and I know that what I took away from my trip was far greater than I could have imagin..."

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03/21/2016 Great Experience Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Antigua - Spring Break in Guatemala

"I improved my Spanish speaking skills and got to experience a brand new culture."

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03/03/2016 Gautemarvelous! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Antigua - Spring Break in Guatemala

"It was worthwhile. My spanish became near perfect, and I learned so much about the culture. "

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02/23/2016 Breathtaking And Life Changing! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Berlin / Munich - History and Memory in the New Germany

"I embraced the culture and learned a lot about the culture in Germany, especially in different cities such as Berlin and Munich. "

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02/19/2016 Exploring Italy With Friends Who Turned Into Family Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Exploration of Italian History, Culture, and Technology

"I learned more about diversity and adapting to living in other cultures"

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02/12/2016 Amazing Excavation At Walhain St. Paul, Belgium! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Louvain-la-Neuve - Summer Archeology

"I learned how to speak French better than before. I learned about cultural difference, Medieval architecture and lifestyles, how to be social with others, team-building, and Archaeological techniques. It was definitely worthwhile."

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02/09/2016 Absolutely The Best Time Of My Life! Florence University of The Arts: Florence - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot about mu confidence, how to communicate effectively, and how to adapt in a new environment. YES! It was amazing!"

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02/07/2016 Great Experience! Can't Wait To Go Back! University of Salamanca: Salamanca - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned an enormous amount by being exposed and immersed in the culture while in Spain. I gained insight and information about their culture that I would have never gotten to know and learn about without physically going there. It was definitely worthwhile! "

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02/05/2016 Short But Sweet Ireland Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Dublin -Business Study Abroad Ireland

"It was so worthwhile. I learned to navigate through the big city. Was able to visit London, England during the stay."

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02/05/2016 Indonesia Changed My Perspective For The Better Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Bali & Java - Imagine Indonesia: Discover the Wonders of Bali and Java

"I learned many strategies for looking encountering the world more mindfully and peacefully. i was also able to add to the visual image bank in my brain. I also developed many new aesthetic techniques to use in my art and during art instruction."

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02/04/2016 Breath Taking Universidad Veritas: San José - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"patience gratitude new level of fluency with Spanish "

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02/01/2016 The Experience Of A Lifetime! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Dublin -Business Study Abroad Ireland

"Traveling internationally gave me an insight on who I am outside of my family and life at home. I now feel confident traveling abroad and look forward to being able to travel internationally for work. "

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01/31/2016 Winchester: The Greatest Chapter Of My Life University of Winchester: Winchester - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned how it felt being so far away from family for an extended an]mount of time, how to budget money, which pub sold the cheapest drinks, I was shown a whole new side of the fashion world, and met some of the most interesting teachers and lecturers I have ever met."

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01/29/2016 Incredible Indonesia Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Bali & Java - Imagine Indonesia: Discover the Wonders of Bali and Java

"I learned about how different and similar Eastern cultures are to US culture. I specifically learned a lot about Indonesian culture, from the pace of life, to a bit of the language, to the art forms, such as batik and basket making. I learned a lot about Indonesian art works and monuments, such as Borobudur and Prambanan. "

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01/26/2016 Amazing Summer Learning And Working At A Castle!!! Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Louvain-la-Neuve - Summer Archeology

"It was completely worthwhile! I gained independence and confidence to be able to go to and travel in a country where English was not the native language. It was just the right amount of guidance and freedom given to us my the administrators. It was a cultural and academic learning experience as well, and I made great friends."

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