Study Abroad

Faculty-led Summer Program in Beijing

The “Chinese Culture, Folk Arts and Communities” Summer Program co-sponsored by the Chinese Program (Linguistics Department) and the Global Asian Studies Program, will help students gain knowledge of the Chinese history and culture. Through experiential learning students will acquire necessary critical knowledge and skills to explore and deeply understand China. The program is taught in English.

  • Program Location: Beijing, China
  • Program Dates: July 6 – August 13, 2019
  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Financial Aid may be applied. Scholarships available.

More details Summer Program in Beijing

Scholarships for Study Abroad in Chinese-Speaking Regions

Boren Scholarship

keywords: supports study abroad with intensive language immersion; national security language; support Foreign Service career; credit bearing program

Gilman International Scholarship

keywords: students with limited financial means; intensive language study is not a requirement; intensive language learning component qualifies you to apply for additional funding; priority given to historically underrepresented groups; minority-serving universities; STEM fields; and credit bearing program

Freeman-Asia Scholarship

keywords: based on financial needs; study abroad in Asia; deadline in early Jan.

More details Scholarships and How to Apply

New Scholarship

United Airlines UIC Study Abroad Scholarship

Through the generous support of United Airlines, the Office of Global Engagement is pleased to announce a new scholarship for UIC students seeking to study or research abroad.

The United Airlines UIC Study Abroad Scholarship was established to increase access to study abroad or other international academic opportunities for under-served students. The award will be given in the form of a ticket voucher from United Airlines to the program destination – or the closest city served by United Airlines during the 2019 calendar year.

Preference is given to students who have not previously studied abroad or participated in an international academic activity, including research.

Interested students must apply online through the form on the Study Abroad Office Scholarship website:

Application Deadlines

  • January 28th (Awards for Spring Travel)
  • March 15th (Awards for Summer Travel)
  • April 15th (Award for Fall Travel)

If you have questions, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 312-413-7662.

UIC Study Abroad Office