Program Descriptions

Sydney, Australia – Summer

Students will spend five weeks down under in Sydney, Australia.  In cooperation with International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) and Madison Area Technical College (MATC), the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), students will attend classes at ICMS and will have the opportunity to learn from the area experts and enjoy historic, cultural, and environmental sites.  Instruction related to this program will entail both classroom instruction on the ICMS campus and numerous field trips and immersion experiences. There are lectures on the history of Australia in the mornings and field trips to the historical and cultural sites each afternoon. There are also some overnight excursions to the Blue Mountains and Outback.  Students will stay in dormitory rooms on the International College of Business Management, Sydney (ICMS) campus. Three meals daily are provided at the ICMS cafeteria. 

Salzburg, Austria - Fall/Spring

Students attend Salzburg College, a private school college located in downtown Salzburg. Courses will be taught in English, but students will be expected to take a German language course, a course in Austrian Civilization, and either music appreciation or art history. Other courses are offered in the humanities, social sciences, and physical education for a total of 15 credit hours. Students will live in an Austrian home with a local family, and may enroll for fall or spring semester.

Xi’an, China – Spring Semester

In partnership with Xi'an International University and the College of Lake County, the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs, students will attend classes and participate in a number of events during their stay.  Xi'an is one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization of China. During Xi'an's 3,100 year- development, 13 dynasties placed their capitals in this city, which so far enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals.  The cultural and historical significance of Xi'an, as well as the abundant relics and sites has made Xi'an know as a 'Natural History Museum.' The Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is praised as 'the eighth major miracle of the world.' The City Wall of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) is the largest and most intact Ming Dynasty castle in the world. The natural landscape around Xi'an is also marvelous. Mt.Huashan, one of the five best-known mountains in China, is famous for its breath-taking cliffs and its unique characteristics. The down-town area, with bustling businesses and commercial activities, is about 15-minute ride on public bus from Xi'an International University.  Students will stay in residence halls and will live with Chinese, American and other international students.  Rooms are double occupancy with bathroom and kitchenette.

San Jose, Costa Rica - Summer

Students attend a five-week long sumer program in language and culture in San Jose, Costa Rica. Home stays, field trips, and study through the Forester Institute in an exotic location make this an ideal program to gain proficiency in the Spanish language and Latin American culture. Students live with a local family.

Canterbury, England - Fall/Spring

Students attend Canterbury Christ Church College, a 25 year old institution enrolling about 8,000 British and international students. Students will take two required courses: one course in Modern Britain, and another course in British History or literature, and two other electives with British students for a total of 12 credit hours. Students will live with a local family and may attend fall or spring semester.

Dijon, France - Summer

A modern campus in the American style, located about twenty minutes by bus from the city center. Dijon itself is an historical center located about one and one-half hours from Paris by bullet train. Courses are held at the Cetre Interntional d’Etudes Francaises at the University of Burgundy. Students live in a dorm on campus, and must have the equivalent of one year of college French. The program consists of six weeks intensive French language and cultural studies.

Carlow, Ireland – Fall/Spring

In partnership with Carlow College and Kishwaukee College, the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) offers a semester-long program in Carlow, Ireland. This program offers students an exciting and affordable introduction to Ireland while studying in the quintessential Irish country town of Carlow.  Students will live in furnished student apartments accommodating 3-4 students each. These apartments have fully-fitted kitchens and a living room area. Although meals are not included in the program cost, a nice selection of grocery stores and restaurants are located nearby. Students will be a short walk from both town and campus.

Kyoto, Japan - Summer

A five-week study held in cooperation with Kyoto International Academy in Kyoto. Participants will take courses in Japanese Language (Beginning, Mid-level or Advanced) and Culture and Civilization of Japan. Classroom instruction comes alive because the whole community serves as a giant classroom and language laboratory for students. Students will live with a local family.

Seville, Spain – Fall Spring

At the heart of the beautiful and rugged region of Andalucia can be found the lovely city of Seville.  It has a rich and varied history and thoroughly Spanish personality.  Students will take Spanish classes at the university; however, no prior Spanish study is required to participate.  Students with proficiency in Spanish (minimum 2 years college-level Spanish or equivalent) may enroll in special classes taught at the University of Seville (U of S) in Spanish.  The program consists of a wide academic component centering on the intensive study of Spanish language and culture. This is coupled with the opportunity for complete cultural immersion in the life of the Spanish community.  Students may choose to stay with host families or in residence halls.