Welcome to Illinois State University
Once you have been accepted to the University, the Office of International Studies and Programs will be your main point of contact here. Staff can assist you as you complete the steps you must take to become an Illinois State University student.
Please visit the Office of International Studies and Programs admitted student website for more information. Feel free to contact the office if you have questions about immigration, travel, and living in the United States.
Your next steps
- Complete the immigration process.
- Register for courses.
- Learn what to expect when you arrive.
- Contact the Office of International Studies and Programs for information about planning your arrival, orientation, housing, and more.
When planning your trip to the U.S., remember you should have about $2,500 USD to cover your initial costs such as food, housing, text books, and unexpected expenses that may arise during your first few weeks here. Even students with full scholarships or graduate assistantships should have access to this much money when they arrive.