As a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP),
Kishwaukee College offers a variety of cost-effective study abroad opportunities.
Formed in 1986 through an initiative of several Illinois community colleges, ICISP
offers semester-long programs and shorter summer programs. Study abroad students select
their courses from an approved list of classes specific to each destination. Transfer
credit — usually 15 hours for a semester program and 6 hours for a summer program
— is typically awarded through Kish.
Application deadline for Spring 2022 study abroad is October 15, 2021. More detail
on study abroad program specific information can be found at ICISP.org. Please contact KC Study Abroad Coordinator Tammy Tiggelaar for application information.
Carlow is located on the banks of the scenic River Barrow about 50 miles south of
Dublin. Students study Irish culture at Carlow College and participate in field trips
designed to complement and enhance their learning experience during this semester-long
program. Other courses offered to students at Carlow College include history, drama
and social sciences. Students live in privately owned and operated residential housing
facilities. Available fall, spring and summer.
Canterbury is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
World Heritage City located in the southeast corner of England. Students study at
Canterbury Christ Church University, a small, friendly school of about 5,000 full-time
students. Students study modern Britain and British history along with electives.
American students live with host families near the college or in dormitories and take
courses with British and other ICISP students. Student activities such as clubs, sports,
and drama are available. And students can expect to travel both in England and throughout
the continent. Various cultural excursions are included as part of the Modern Britain
course. Typical trips include visits to Canterbury Cathedral, Rochester Castle, London
(including the Globe Theater, the British Museum, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey),
and Windsor Castle. Available fall, spring and summer.
Salzburg College is situated in an important cultural center of Europe in the northern
foothills of the Alps. Here, students attend classes taught in English with other
American students, live with host families, eat meals at the college, and travel extensively.
Course selections include subjects such as art, music, political science, history
and photography. Available fall, spring and summer.
Bullfights, flamenco dancers and white villages are all in abundance in Seville. Study
abroad students participate in an academic program at the International College of
Seville (ICS), which offers an intensive study of the Spanish language and culture.
Courses in social sciences, business and European studies round out the offerings
at ICS along with day-trips and cultural excursions. Students have the option of selecting
privately owned student residences or a home-stay with a Spanish family. Available
fall, spring and summer.
Participate in a semester abroad program in Kunming, China. Live and study in the
beautiful city of Kunming, called the “City of Eternal Spring” because of its weather.
Kunming has a warmer and much milder climate than most other Chinese cities. The program,
hosted by the College of Lake County, offers courses such as Chinese and Introduction
to East Asian Culture, along with other electives at Yunnan University. No previous
Chinese is required. Cultural field trips to the Stone Forest, Green Lake Park and
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Range are some of the included excursions. Students live
in international housing on the university campus. Yunnan University is close to many
cultural sites and attractions in addition to quaint old neighborhoods that offer
modern shopping and affordable places to eat. Available spring semester.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is especially appealing as a study abroad site because of its beauty, prosperity
and political stability. Students participate in a full range of field trips and activities
during this five-week Spanish immersion program designed by the College of DuPage.
Courses in the culture and civilization of Costa Rica and Spanish, at the appropriate
level, provide transferable college credit hours. The program includes housing with
Costa Rican host families. Available summer semester.
Dijon, France is a lively, progressive university city of approximately 250,000 inhabitants.
The Centre Internationale des Études Françaises, located in the heart of the University
of Burgundy campus, welcomes students from all over the world. Students receive instruction
from faculty members who specialize in the communicative teaching of French as a second
language. The program, hosted by Parkland College in Champaign, Ill., is rounded out
by numerous and varied cultural activities including cooking classes, cinema workshops,
concerts, and guided tours in the city of Dijon. Housing is provided in single rooms
at a University of Burgundy residence hall. Read a letter written by a study abroad honors student reflecting on his studies in France. Available summer semester.
Students who want to study abroad need to meet the following requirements:
- Completion of at least 12 hours of college-level work
- A grade point average of 2.75 or greater on a 4.0 scale
- Completion of English 103 with a grade of B or better by the time of travel