International Partners & Study Abroad

From the 2018 Spring School at KU Leuven
Vienna University of Economics and Business
KU Leuven
From the 2018 Spring School at KU Leuven
From the 2018 Spring School at KU Leuven


Many MAEUS students include study or internships in Europe, with time spent abroad ranging from two months to a year.


International Partners
In collaboration with the University’s Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange, the EUC partners with several prestigious European universities to offer study abroad opportunities in EU and European Studies, which can be combined with language study, internships, and independent research. Erasmus Plus funding for study abroad may also be available with some of these universities.

Some of our partners include

  • Universities in Vienna and the Austria-Illinois Exchange Program
  • KU Leuven, Belgium’s largest and oldest university, a 30 min train ride from Brussels
  • Paris, especially Paris-Diderot VII
  • University of Luxembourg

Summer Language Study
MAUES students have also pursued summer language study at a number of institutes in Europe, which include:

  • University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ankara University Turkish and Foreign Languages Applied Research Center, Turkey
  • Humboldt University, Germany
  • New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria

Programs in different countries and at different universities can be arranged, since the University of Illinois has institutional exchange agreements with a wide number of European universities. Students are encouraged to begin planning their study abroad experience as soon as possible, under the guidance of staff at the EUC and the Study Abroad Office.