Want to learn more about the faculty-led study abroad process at EIU?
Attend an informal panel discussion moderated by Kelly Holland, Interim Director of Study Abroad. Hear from veteran faculty leaders who have led students from Australia to China, England, France and more.
PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE:
Wednesday, October 9 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Arcola / Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union
Dr. Reed Benedict, Sociology-Anthropology
Dr. Mark Borzi, Communication Studies
Dr. Dagni Bredesen, English, Faculty Development
Dr. Stephen Canfield, Foreign Language
Dr. Marko Grunhagen, Marketing
Thursday, October 17 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Effingham Room, MLK Jr. Union
Dr. Dan Carter, Education
Dr. Chris Hanlon, English
Dr. Melanie Mills, Communication Studies
Dr. Gordon Tucker, Biology
Please feel free to drop in as your schedule allows. If you are unable to join us but still have questions about study abroad, please contact Kelly at email@example.com.
Sponsored by Study Abroad with thanks to the Faculty Development Office.
Click here for a copy of the event flyer for your office.
All faculty, staff and student organizations are welcome to request a classroom presentation from the Office of Study Abroad. We are happy to provide a student panel, power point presentation, or focused discussion on international education opportunities. To request a presentation at any time throughout the year, please complete this online form: http://castle.eiu.edu/~edabroad/machform/view.php?id=5
Study Abroad 101
- Per Internal Governing Policy (IGP) #56: All international education opportunities for credit must be administered through the Office of Study Abroad (OSA). This includes but is not limited to field work, study abroad, and internships.
- Students interested in study abroad:
- Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA at the time of application.
- Be enrolled full time at EIU and in good judicial standing.
- Non-EIU students may apply as guest students, and should contact the Office of Study Abroad to do learn more.
- Any major is welcome to study abroad. Course approval forms are completed prior to departure to ensure a student’s continued success toward graduation.
- Students may study abroad at any time in their academic career at EIU, following their first semester.
- It is preferred that transfer students to complete at least one semester at EIU prior to study abroad.This may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the intended academic department and the Office of Study Abroad.
- As of Fall 2007, it was declared that students can no longer take courses abroad pass / fail. All courses taken abroad are taken for credit, and the grade (except in the case of CR / NC internships or similar arrangements).
- There are many funding options for EIU students who wish to study abroad.
- Our dedicated Financial Aid representative is Mandi Starwalt (firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-581-7509).
- All study abroad students should consider filing a FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) if they have not already, as it can provide for additional loan and grant opportunities.
- Full time EIU students with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible for Office of Study Abroad Grants. These are competitive financial need based and merit based awards for students planning to study abroad. More information can be found in the Student Financial Aid section of our website.
Memos & Reports
For a look at the previous academic year’s study abroad statistics, please consult our Fast Facts: Study Abroad Fast Facts (EIU)