Participating in IIW can be an incredible and life changing experience for any student, and we are excited that your student is considering spending a semester with us. Although students will have some amazing experiences while away, they may also face some difficulties, especially adjusting to a new city. We strongly encourage parents to talk to their student about what life may be like in a new city.
In terms of the logistics, parents should look into the admitted student section which details the costs of the program, information about getting to D.C., and information about the different internship opportunities available to your student. Parents looking for more resources regarding how to best support their student while studying away from UIUC’s main campus, please refer to the Illinois International’s Family & Friends resources.