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STUDY ABROAD


THINKING ABOUT STUDYING ABROAD? You’ve heard all the comments about “a shrinking world” and “a global economy” — you know that we live in a world made smaller by ease of travel and speed of communication.

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GLOBAL OPTIONS IN 70 COUNTRIES, SPANNING 6 CONTINENTS

Regardless of your field of study or your career plans, a study abroad experience will help you prepare for your future.

AT ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WE WANT YOU TO

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON ASIA EXPERIENCE JAPAN, Thailand, the Philippines, and beyond. Illinois Wesleyan University is among a handful of elite institutions who, through generous support by the IWU Freeman Asia Program, offer life-changing, fully-funded summer internship opportunities throughout Asia. Funding support includes:

THINK BIGGER.

Airfare  | Housing |  Living allowance  |  Internship placement and visa costs

Think outside of the traditional classroom. Think outside of the information in your textbook. Think in ways that defy the

“My favorite experience studying abroad was spending my birthday in

imaginary limitations we have for ourselves. Between our 700+

Japan last summer. I hung out with some friends I made there. We went

study abroad options during the semester, May Term and summer, you’ll have more than one opportunity to explore new and exciting places of your choosing. What exactly are your options? You can take a three-week May Term travel course with classmates. Reach further in our London or Spain program with IWU students and faculty. Apply to become a visiting student at Oxford University’s Pembroke College, or an exchange student in Japan, Hong Kong or Morocco. Study and intern in East or Southeast Asia through the IWU Freeman Asia program. Or continue to look at your options and choose from over 700 study abroad options in more than 70 different countries.

APPROXIMATELY HALF

of IWU students will engage in off-campus study — abroad or elsewhere in the U.S. — by the time they graduate.

ACADEMICALLY, studying abroad makes the world your classroom. It will deepen your knowledge and understanding and broaden your intellectual horizons. Pursuing your field of study in another country can afford you the opportunity to learn about different aspects of that field, gain hands-on experience, strengthen your language skills, enlarge your understanding of international events, and prepare you for independent research. PERSONALLY, living and studying in another country for a semester or year will change you in ways obvious and subtle. Certainly, your time abroad will form one of strongest memories of your time at IWU; you’ll return with new friends and a wealth of experiences. But more than that, you’ll come back with a newly discovered sense of yourself and your abilities. Living abroad for an extended period fosters independence and self-sufficiency, and being exposed to new ways of living and thinking will give you a new perspective on how you live and what you believe. PROFESSIONALLY, the academic experience and personal growth will make you more competitive in any field. Employers know that students who have successfully studied abroad are self-motivated, adaptable, resilient, and willing to take on a challenge. They know such students bring to the job a broader perspective and an ability to adapt to new circumstances. Moreover, all students who have studied abroad, especially those who have used their second-language skills, gain cross-cultural communication skills — a valuable talent in the marketplace. Finally, since many of our study abroad affiliates offer internship opportunities, many students can bring work experience in an international setting to the table when looking for a job.

to Asakusa and then Yokohama, where I got to see some popular sites and go to a small amusement park. I had so much fun and I couldn’t believe I would spend one of my birthdays in Japan!” — Dareana Roy ’21 (below) IWU Major: Politics Science & Government Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Internship: Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan [ Dareana is on track to graduate in 4 years. ]


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GLOBAL OPTIONS IN 70 COUNTRIES, SPANNING 6 CONTINENTS

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON ASIA EXPERIENCE JAPAN, Thailand, the Philippines, and beyond. Illinois Wesleyan University is among a handful of elite institutions who, through generous support by the IWU Freeman Asia Program, offer life-changing, fully-funded summer internship opportunities throughout Asia. Funding support includes: Airfare  | Housing |  Living allowance  |  Internship placement and visa costs

“My favorite experience studying abroad was spending my birthday in Japan last summer. I hung out with some friends I made there. We went to Asakusa and then Yokohama, where I got to see some popular sites and go to a small amusement park. I had so much fun and I couldn’t believe I would spend one of my birthdays in Japan!” — Dareana Roy ’21 (below) IWU Major: Politics Science & Government Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana Internship: Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan [ Dareana is on track to graduate in 4 years. ]


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EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

with universities in Tokyo, Morocco and Hong Kong

IWU is 1 of the 12 universities to send students to

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PEMBROKE COLLEGE

as visiting students

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Programs:

LONDON & SPAIN


Illinois Wesleyan University  |  PO Box 2900  |  Bloomington IL 61702-2900

IWU STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS Studying abroad can be affordable! If you are currently receiving financial aid, it can be applied to a semester of study abroad — and in some cases to a full year abroad. Check out the scholarships and more at:

www.iwu.edu/study-abroad/financial-aid.html

For more information: Visit our Study Abroad webpage to learn about each individual program offered:

www.iwu.edu/study-abroad and abroad.iwu.edu We want to give our students every opportunity to document and share their experiences as they study abroad. That’s why we encourage them to start a blog! Please read about their experiences and see their beautiful photos at:

www.iwu.edu/study-abroad/blogs.html Illinois Wesleyan University  |  1211 N. Park Street  |  Bloomington, Illinois 61701 email: iwuadmit@iwu.edu  |  International student email: international@iwu.edu 309-556-3031  | 800-332-2498 (in the USA only)  |  fax: 309-556-3820 International Office  | abroad@iwu.edu | 309-556-2770

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