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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

Illinois State University

T.Y. Wang, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Director

Office of International Studies and Program

Isu a public institution

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 institution1

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

Where is ISU?

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

  • Along the Chicago - St. Louis railroad corridor

Where is isu1

Where is ISU?

Where is isu2

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

Organization of ISU

Six Colleges

  • Applied Science & Technology

  • Arts and Sciences

  • Business

  • Education

  • Fine Arts

  • Nursing



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



  • College of Fine Arts

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

Mennonite College of Nursing



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



College of Business

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



College of Education

Curriculum & Instruction; Educational Administration & Foundations; Special Education

Student enrollment

Student Enrollment

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

  • 58% of all students are female

  • 11% are minority students

Student enrollment1

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

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 isu1

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 isu2

Advantages to studying at ISU

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

Be an exchange student

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 student1

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 student2

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 student3

Be an Exchange Student

  • Classes

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

Our websites

Our Websites

  • ISU Homepage:


  • Office International Studies and Programs:


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