Locations:Australia, Chile, China, England, New Zealand, Singapore, and Spain

What is GlobaLinks Learning Abroad?

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad is a third-party provider that arranges study abroad programs for students. EIU has a partnership with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, which means EIU students can participate in their programs and earn EIU credit. With each program, EIU students will pay their study abroad program fees directly to GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. Your EIU student account will only be charged for the $300 EIU study abroad administrative fee. You will not pay EIU tuition or regular fees for the term(s) you are studying abroad.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers study abroad programs in Australia, China, the Czech Republic, England, Fiji, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Wales. For detailed information about program offerings, courses, dates, and fees for each program, go to the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad web site.

Global Career-Building Internships

Build your resume with real-world work experience while still getting international experience and differentiate yourself from other graduates.  An international internship will allow you to stand out from the crowd.

Available in any field of study in Australia; New Zealand; Hong Kong; Shanghai, China; and Valencia, Spain.  6 weeks, 10 weeks, or custom dates available. Orientation program included, and scholarships are available.

From the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad website:

We offer an integrated direct learning model whereby you are able to live and learn abroad directly integrated into the culture and academic environment. This is true for semester/year abroad programs, internships, research programs, degrees, and short-term study. We start with:

The Right Partners Abroad
We choose the right international partners who have excellent academic reputations, good student services, and a track record of supporting study abroad students. Our partners have excellent work sites, teaching programs, research interests, and overall quality of experience mentality.

Off the Beaten Path Locations
We choose sites for their cultural and learning value. This means we opt for direct enrollment models in most of our university locations so that you can work, live, and study alongside locals and obtain a constant connection to the culture, campus or organization, and students. Internships and short-term programs utilize unique sites and locations outside the tourist scene.

A Shared World View
Our organization and its partners are committed to a GREENER world. From our own in-office practices to those of our campus partners overseas, we are making a difference.

Making the Academic Match
You can find a program in any academic major within our suite of program sites. Credit-bearing programs all have standards of entry and we help students achieve strong academic results while abroad. Faculty leaders and on-site managers support student responsibility in learning while directing students toward resources and help when needed.

Focus on Affordability
We work with partners to package the right options with low costs and also assist our students with financial aid and scholarships. We manage exchange rates and control costs so that we can keep costs low for you.


How does applying through a third-party provider like GlobaLinks Learning Abroad work?

If you are interested in applying for an GlobaLinks Learning Abroad program, you must fill out the EIU Study Abroad Application Materials and all GlobaLinks Learning Abroad application materials for the program in which you are interested. All GlobaLinks Learning Abroad application materials are located on their web site, and the application can be submitted online. Please make a copy of your online application and turn it in, along with your EIU Application Materials, to the Office of Study Abroad (1207 Blair Hall) by the deadlines listed below.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, Summer, Academic Year: March 1st
  • Spring: October 1st

For EIU application materials, click on the links below:
EIU Application Materials
Also, please complete your Travel Consultation (as indicated in your EIU Application checklist). 
Course Approval Form

After Your Trip:
Take STA4000G at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!

Foreign Entry Requirements

To enter any of the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad program countries, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

A visa is your permission to enter a particular country for a specific amount of time. To find out if you need a visa for the country you plan to study in, please visit the Foreign Entry Requirements page on the U.S. State Department's web site. You can use the Foreign Entry Requirements page to get contact information for the Embassy of the country in which you plan to study. By contacting the Embassy, you will be able to determine what you must do to enter and remain in the host country during your study abroad experience.

Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on the country where you plan to study. It will provide you with a great deal of information on your host country and will help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on the entry requirements for the country where you plan to study. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for the host country for more information. **

Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.