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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Information Sessions for Summer Study Abroad

  • Mon. January 25, Noon-1 p.m., Des Plaines, Rm 2430
  • Tues. January 26, 4-5 p.m., Des Plaines, Rm 2430
  • Wed. January 27, 4-5 p.m., Des Plaines, Rm 2430
  • Thurs. January 28, 11-Noon, Skokie, Rm B202

How Can I Study Abroad?

1. Participate in an Oakton Program:

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.

Study Abroad in Cusco, Peru! Study the history and cultures of the Andes - visit Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas for two weeks in May 2016. Earn 3 Oakton credits. Scholarships available.

2. Participate in an ICISP Program:

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
France
India
Spain

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, schuster@oakton.edu, for more information.

 

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IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

Full Academic Calendar