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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

How Can I Study Abroad?
Study Abroad in Hyderabad India
! Study the History and Cultures of India for one month in the Summer, and earn 6 Oakton credits. Scholarships available.

Oakton belongs to the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP). Through ICISP, Oakton is able to offer the following programs (please contact the Global Studies Program Coordinator for application forms):

ICISP Semester Programs
Canterbury, England
Carlow, Ireland
Salzburg, Austria
Seville, Spain
Xi'an, China

ICISP Summer Programs
Costa Rica

In addition, summer programs are run by individual community colleges in Illinois.

Why Study Abroad?
To acquire global competency. Global competency exists when a learner is able to understand the interconnectedness of peoples and systems, to have a general knowledge of history and world events, to accept and cope with the existence of different cultural values and attitudes and, indeed, to celebrate the richness and benefits of this diversity.

  • Experience of a lifetime
  • Great resume builder
  • Language acquisition
  • Academic credits
  • Real-world experience

There are thousands of study abroad programs that Oakton students can choose among; however, students should contact the Global Studies Program Coordinator to discuss how these various programs may fit into an academic plan at Oakton.

General Eligibility Requirements for Study Abroad

  • At least 12 hours of college-level work
  • A 2.75 grade point average
  • Completion of English 101 by the time of travel

Students interested in study abroad programs should contact the Global Studies Program Coordinator, Katherine Schuster, 847-376-7118,, for more information.


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