Study Illinois

With over 175 institutions of higher education to choose from and an environment as diverse as the culture, Illinois is a great place to live and learn.


Who We Are

Study Illinois is a consortium of accredited educational institutions in the U.S. state of Illinois whose purpose is to connect international students and professionals with quality Illinois education and training. Members include community colleges, public and private colleges and universities, and professional English language schools. Study Illinois institutions offer thousands of degrees to choose from, and are found in rural, suburban and urban settings.

Why Study In Illinois?

Illinois is a favorite destination for international students. Last year over 28,000 students from around the globe chose Illinois because of its wide variety of academic programs and its excellent location in the middle of the United States. Wherever you are in Illinois, you are never far from metropolitan areas with convenient access for international and domestic travel.

Illinois' midwestern location means residents enjoy four distinct seasons of weather - hot summers, colorful autumns, cold winters, and pleasant springs. With rolling hills, vast prairies, the great Lake Michigan, and towering skyscrapers of Chicago, Illinois offers international students an excellent location for education and recreation.

Illinois is home to several corporate headquarters including McDonalds, Motorola, Boeing, CDW, United, and State Farm. These provide great opportunities for internships and careers.

Come explore the riches of Illinois:

  • History
  • Art and architecture
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants and Entertainment
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Professional Sports - Chicago is home of the Cubs (baseball); White Sox (baseball); Bulls (basketball); Bears (football); Blackhawks (hockey); and Fire (soccer)

Educational Programs

With over 175 institutions of higher education to choose from and an environment as diverse as the culture, Illinois is a great place to live and learn.

Augustana College
Bradley University
College of DuPage
College of Lake County
Columbia College Chicago
DePaul University
Dominican University
Elgin Community College
Elmhurst University
Elmhurst University
Governors State University
Harper College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Joliet Junior College
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Lake Land College
Lewis University
McKendree University
Millikin University
Moraine Valley Community College
North Central College
Northern Illinois University
Rockford University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
University of Illinois at Chicago


Associate Members:
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Educational Perspectives
Worldwide College Tours

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Fast facts

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Type of School

Intensive English Program

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  • Religious Affiliation

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  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    City, Small/College town, Suburban, Rural
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment, Dormitory

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