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Illinois State University. T.Y. Wang, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Director Office of International Studies and Program. ISU: A Public Institution. Founded in 1857 as the first public institution of higher education in Illinois

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Illinois State University

T.Y. Wang, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Director

Office of International Studies and Program


ISU: A Public Institution

  • Founded in 1857 as the first public institution of higher education in Illinois

  • Multipurpose university with bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels


ISU: A Public Institution

Milner Library contains more than three million holdings and special collections.

Comprehensive, nationally ranked university, with about 21,000 students


Where is ISU?

  • Central Illinois, at the intersection of three major interstate highways

  • Along the Chicago - St. Louis railroad corridor


Where is ISU?


Where is ISU?

Metropolitan area: twin cities of Normal-Bloomington, Illinois – population 150,000

Close access to major US cities:

Chicago, Illinois (120 miles)

Saint Louis, Missouri (150 m.)

Indianapolis, Indiana (170 m.)


Organization of ISU

Six Colleges

  • Applied Science & Technology

  • Arts and Sciences

  • Business

  • Education

  • Fine Arts

  • Nursing


Academics

College of Applied Science and Technology

  • Agriculture; School of Information Technology; Criminal Justice Sciences; School of Kinesiology & Recreation; Health Sciences; Family & Consumer Sciences; Technology; Military Science


Academics

  • College of Fine Arts

    • School of Music; School of Theatre; School of Art

Mennonite College of Nursing


Academics

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Economics; English; Foreign Languages; Geography-Geology; History; Communication; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Politics & Government; Psychology; School of Social Work; Sociology & Anthropology; Speech Pathology & Audiology


Academics

College of Business

  • Accounting, Finance, Insurance, & Law; Management & Quantitative Methods; Marketing


Academics

College of Education

Curriculum & Instruction; Educational Administration & Foundations; Special Education


Student Enrollment

  • 21,000 students, including 18,000 undergraduates and 3,000 grads

  • 58% of all students are female

  • 11% are minority students


Student Enrollment

International students and trainees total 900, from 95 countries

American students come from throughout Illinois, 40 other states, & the District of Columbia


Advantages to studying at ISU

  • Outstanding faculty members who combine excellent teaching skills, research-based knowledge and international and global experience

  • The resources of a world-class university, with more than 3,000 instructional computers, and state-of-the-art technology in the classrooms


Advantages to studying at ISU

Weekly lectures, seminars and colloquia dealing with academic specialties

Ample contacts with American families through several community-based volunteer programs


Advantages to studying at ISU

Excellent student services, including a modern and comprehensive health service, and a Student Recreation Center


Be an Exchange Student

  • Cost – Estimated (US dollars)

    • Tuition – ISU pays

    • General Fees - $1,400

    • Room and Food - $4,300

    • Miscellaneous – $3,000

    • Total - $8,700/semester


Be an Exchange Student

  • Get to ISU

    • Air – to Chicago O’Hare Airport (airport code: ORD)

    • Air – to Central Illinois Regional Airport (airport code: BMI)

    • Bus – Peoria Charter Bus (from Chicago)


Be an Exchange Student

  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa

  • Pick-up in Bloomington – Normal

  • Orientation

  • Living – International House

  • Meal Plans

  • Health Insurance


Be an Exchange Student

  • Classes

    • Recommend: no more than 12 credit (4 classes/semesters)


Our Websites

  • ISU Homepage:

    • http://www.ilstu.edu/

  • Office International Studies and Programs:

    • http://internationalstudies.illinoisstate.edu/students/


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