The more you explore the world outside of your immediate, native experience, the more you can be in conversation with the world as an artist. While abroad, Theatre Arts majors are encouraged to immerse themselves in the culture of their host cities. Become familiar with the art, literature, and history of the area. Go to the museums and Theatres. Attend local plays, music performances, and poetry readings. Meet new people. Interrogate how your own cultural practices and worldviews inform your experiences abroad.
Theatre Arts majors are also encouraged to fulfill academic requirements while abroad. Whether you are an actor, director, designer, stage manager, or playwright, there are plenty opportunities for you to earn credit abroad. For more information about how to coordinate study abroad with your academic requirements, see the Fulfilling Academic Requirements  section of this site.
Double majors should be sure to check out the Major Advising Page (MAP) corresponding with their second major, as there are likely study abroad options relevant to both majors. The complete list of available MAPs is here .
Various scholarships are available for U of I students wishing to study abroad, including the Presidential Scholarship for Study Abroad . More information about these scholarships is available here . Additionally, design students may apply for the Erik Ulfers/Margaret Hall Study Abroad Scholarship , offered through the Theatre Arts Department. All students are strongly encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor and/or a Study Abroad Advisor  about financing their study abroad experience.
Contact Loyce Arthur , Director of Undergraduate Studies, for more information about studying abroad as a Theatre Arts major. Also be sure to check out the Theatre Arts Department’s study abroad webpage .