International Students

Kishwaukee proudly welcomes students from all around the world. As part of our student body, international students make valuable contributions that enrich our entire community. We have admitted students from more than 20 different countries.

International Students

Coming to school in the United States can expand your horizons and offer many new opportunities for learning, making friends and preparing for a future career. For more information on studying in the U.S., please visit

Kishwaukee College is an accredited State of Illinois public community college that awards two-year associate degrees. These degrees prepare students to transfer to a college or university to complete bachelor's degrees.

The College is located in Malta, IL six miles west of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and 70 miles west of Chicago. Kishwaukee College is authorized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to enroll noncitizens.

As a community college, Kishwaukee College does not have on-campus housing for students. Most international students live in DeKalb in apartments located around the Northern Illinois University campus. The DeKalb community offers a variety of restaurants, cultural activities and more. 

Students who do not own a car can travel to Kishwaukee College by public transportation. A bus schedule and bus pass will be available at the time of registration. A directory of apartments in DeKalb is available online.

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