Living with a Costa Rican family

family on a couch

Studying abroad is an experience brimming with opportunities. Perhaps the biggest opportunity of all is the chance to look into another culture and learn the way people in another part of the world live. It is fascinating to see all the differences life in another country brings, as well as inspiring to see all the

Redbird alumna crowned Miss Illinois

Ariel Beverly is this year's Miss Illinois.

Illinois State alumna Ariel Beverly ’17 feels like she is living a real-life Cinderella story of sorts now that she has been crowned Miss Illinois and has qualified for the 2020 Miss America pageant.

Ray Johnson ’74 endows scholarship for study abroad travel

Donor Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson ‘74 has a passion for traveling and philanthropy. He combined and honored his passions by making a gift of $25,000 as part of Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State to create the Ray Johnson and Jeanne Muzzillo Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship.

Choose your Sunday roast wisely: Alex’s semester in England

Illinois State sophomore Alex Plumadore at Buckingham Palace.

My name is Alexander Plumadore and I am a sophomore general physics and computer physics double major. In the fall 2018 semester, I traveled to the University of Brighton in Brighton, England on a semester-long program through the ISU Study Abroad Program.