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Field Studies Courses

Field Studies and Study Abroad courses combine classroom-based instruction with field-based experience for unique learning experiences. More information and enrollment permits, when required, are available from the Field Studies/Study Abroad office Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuition is extra and course fees are non-refundable. Students are responsible for withdrawing from Field Studies and Study Abroad courses through the Field Studies/Study Abroad office. Students who do not pay their tuition bills are NOT automatically withdrawn from these courses. Prices and itineraries are subject to change. Refunds are not given for unused portions of a field experience. Optional trip insurance information is available in the Field Studies/Study Abroad office.

For courses open for registration, search myAccess by "Field Studies" under course type and a specific term/semester. Alternatively, you can learn about future courses on the Field Studies calendar.

REAL ID Required for domestic travel beginning October 1, 2020

Soon, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license, state-issued enhanced driver's license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. Can I use my current DL/ID to board a domestic flight? Yes. Valid Illinois DL/IDs will be accepted by the TSA to board domestic flights until October 1, 2020. After that date, you must have a REAL ID DL/ID, U.S. passport or passport card, military ID or other federally approved document to board domestic flights. For more information on documentation that TSA agents will accept, visit 

Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Form

Participants in all Field and Experiential Learning/Study Abroad programs must complete the Liability Release and Assumption of Risk form.


Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356