Our staff is committed to providing high quality advising and resources to all students. We are available to guide you through the steps of choosing an education abroad program that is right for you!
IPENG’s advising practices are based on the Forum Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. IPENG approaches advising as a collaborative process, in which students are responsible for being an active, reflective, and educated participant in their study abroad experience. IPENG provides professional, inclusive guidance and resources through the entirety of the student’s study abroad experience. Study abroad is open to all engineering students as well as related curriculums. Students in chemical engineering and CS+ x curriculums can use IPENG even though their degree is not conferred by the College of Engineering. Students in agricultural and biological engineering may use IPENG prior to transferring from the College of ACES (ie. in their freshman and sophomore years). In addition to IPENG, the campus study abroad, Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange, office also provides study abroad advising and programs, especially for those engineering students considering seeking a language immersion program.
The International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) office is centrally located in the Engineering Hall. It is staffed by Peer Advisors, who have participated in a program abroad and have been trained to answer a variety of questions, as well as our full-time staff. Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged!
210 Engineering Hall
Phone: (217) 244-0054
Walk-in hours: 1 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday – Thursday.
Advising appointments 9am to Noon, Monday – Friday.
Upcoming information meetings for specific programs are listed on our calendar on the main page.
Engineering Departmental Contacts
Representatives have been appointed as Study Abroad/299 Course Advisors by their respective departments to provide advice and guidance on education abroad for their majors. Often times these are also the Chief Advisors of their departments. They can advise on academic matters, answer questions about programs sponsored by their college, and provide enrollment support like signing the Course Approval Forms.