LAS 100

Success in LAS for International Students


A course guide created for students by students.

Welcome to Fall 2020 at Illinois! This course is designed to prepare you for your successful transition to college life at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Throughout this course, you will:

  • examine your expectations for college life in the U.S.;

  • explore the purposes and values of the higher education experience from U.S. perspectives;

  • investigate critical learning skills regarding your academic program;

  • increase your understanding of your social identity through engaging with topics on social justice;

  • consider your leadership role in addressing global social challenges, and

  • plan for your personal, academic, and professional development throughout your undergraduate career.

"The basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest."

~ Barbara M. White