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COVID-19 Updates 

Spring 2020 Study Abroad 
Given the increased spread of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Illinois Tech and the International Center have strongly encouraged all current students studying abroad to return to the United States or their home country. Consistent with CDPH guidance, university policy states that any student, faculty member, or staff member returning from any country with a Travel Alert Level 3 should stay home and monitor their health for 14 days.

Summer 2020 Study Abroad 
As of March 18, 2020, all IIT faculty-led Summer 2020 study abroad programs have been cancelled. Any students who have paid a deposit will be refunded within the coming weeks. 

If you have any questions about program cancellations, please contact Hannah Belshee, the Study Abroad Advisor, at

For more information regarding Illinois Tech's plans and policies as well as important information regarding COVID-19 from government authorities, please click here.

Steps to Study Abroad 

All students must first apply to be academically approved to study abroad through the study abroad office. Once your application status reads "approved" you can apply to your study abroad program. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis, and all applications will be considered if you apply by the deadline. IIT application deadlines are usually before partner deadlines, but please keep track of all necessary dates to ensure you are applying on time for all applications.

Meet with your Academic AdvisorReview Study Abroad OpportunitiesMeet with the Study Abroad OfficeMeet with the Office of Financial Aid Apply online by the application deadlineAttend Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions

For more in-depth information please see below. 

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Are you having a hard time deciding on a program? Check out one of our events below to learn more about different study abroad opportunities for you! 

Talk to Your Advisors

Discuss your plans to study abroad with your academic advisor to ask him/her if it will fit in with your major and your academic program.  Be sure to keep your other advisors in mind too.  For example, contact your athletic coaches and/or ROTC commanders to see if there are special considerations with regards to timing or requirements. With enough planning, you could easily work your curriculum around your study abroad experience.

Research Program Options

Finding a study abroad program that meets your academic interests and personal goals is an important first step in the international learning experience.  The more clearly you can articulate what you hope to gain from the experience, the easier it will be to narrow your program options. 

Learn more about program options and how financial aid transfers on our website.  

Make an Appointment with the Study Abroad Advisor

Once you have decided on a few programs that would work for you, make an appointment here with the Study Abroad Advisor. We’ll be glad to help you with the research and selection process and we’ll advise on program options and benefits

Complete the IIT Application

After you have met with your Academic Advisor, the next step is to undergo an academic review and recieve approval from IIT to Study Abroad.  You will do this by starting an online application

Application deadlines: 

  • Summer: February 15
  • Fall/Academic Year: March 1
  • Spring: October 1

Applications are reviewed and approved by the Study Abroad Advisor. Once your application has been approved you will apply to your program, meet with Academic Affairs to get your courses approved, discuss costs with Financial Aid, and attend Pre-Departure Orientation.