UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, Kishwaukee College's study abroad programs have been suspended.
Below is a listing of previous programs that we are hopeful to offer again in the
As a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and programs (ICISP),
Kishwaukee offers a variety of cost-effective study-abroad opportunities. Formed in
1986 through an initiative of several Illinois community colleges, ICISP currently
offers semester-long 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 Kishwaukee College.
Application deadline for Fall 2021 study abroad is May 15, 2021. Please contact program coordinator
Tammy Tiggelaar for more 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 compliment 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.
In Canterbury, a 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; take courses with British and other ICISP students; join student activities
such as clubs, sports, and drama; and 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 Spanish language and culture. Courses
in social sciences, business and European studies round out the offerings at ICS along
with day-trips and cultural excursion. Students have the option of selecting privately
owned student residences or a home-stay with a Spanish family. Available fall, spring,
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 in the Chinese language 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 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, Illinois, 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 on his reflection of studying in France. Available summer.
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