Study Abroad

As a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), along with numerous other Midwest colleges, Oakton offers students the opportunity to earn college credits by spending the fall or spring semester, or a summer session, in a variety of other countries.

Oakton offers a one-month study abroad opportunity every summer to Hyderabad, India. Students earn six Oakton humanities credits while in India. Oakton faculty also teach short-term (1-3 weeks) international field study courses during the interims and summer sessions.

Destinations for international field study courses can vary each year.

To be eligible, students must have completed 15 to 24 hours of college credit courses, including English 101 with a grade of B or better, and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. For those who qualify, scholarship support is available through the Oakton Community College Educational Foundation and other sources of funding.

For current information about Oakton and ICISP-sponsored study abroad programs, visit www.oakton.edu/globalstudies, or contact Katherine Schuster, Ph.D., Coordinator of Global Studies, Room 2512, Des Plaines. Call 847-376-7118 or email schuster@oakton.edu.

Fall or Spring semester study abroad options include:

  • Austria
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Spain

Summer study abroad options include:

  • Austria
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Spain

International field study courses vary each year; past destinations include:

  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands 
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Spain