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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.illinoisstat
    e.edu/students/

				
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