International Education

Office of International Education

Illinois Valley Community College recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for students to develop an understanding of the interdependence of people and nations in today's world. The college therefore provides students with a variety of courses that contribute to an understanding of the relationships between other nations' cultural, economic, and political systems and our own. The college also participates in international study programs where students reside and study in another country for an extended period. The college also invites students from other countries to seek admission to our college.

International Study Abroad

IVCC students have the opportunity to study abroad while earning IVCC credit and paying IVCC tuition. 4 Semester Study abroad programs are offered in: Salzburg Austria, Canterbury England, Carlow Ireland, and Seville Spain.  Additionally, summer study abroad programs are available in: Salzburg Austria, Costa Rica, Dijon France, and Seville Spain.  Information about study abroad can be found at http://icisp.org/

For further information, contact International and Multicultural Education Coordinator, Amanda Cook Fesperman by email at  Amanda_CookFesperman@ivcc.edu or by phone at
815-224-0203

Emphasis in Global Studies

Any student enrolled in a AA or AS program at Illinois Valley Community College can choose to seek an Emphasis in Global Studies. Students who are interested in pursuing the certificate should meet with the Coordinator of International/Multicultural Education to discuss the emphasis and create a record of the student's enrollment in the emphasis.

Students who complete their AA or AS and the requirements for the Emphasis in Global Studies at IVCC, will receive a special notation on their co-curricular transcript. The student will also receive a recognition emphasis from the office of International/Multicultural Education.

Courses approved as International for the Emphasis in Global Studies

Requirements for the Emphasis in Global Studies

For further information, contact International and Multicultural Education Coordinator, Amanda Cook Fesperman by email at  Amanda_CookFesperman@ivcc.edu or by phone at 
815-224-0203