Study Abroad Program


Earn JJC Credit While Traveling or Studying in Another Country

As a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), Joliet Junior College offers many study abroad opportunities around the world. Participants can select from over a dozen locations, both for semester and summer stays. All programs incorporate field trips as part of the course work, and through the ICISP study abroad programs you are guaranteed total transfer of your credits to Joliet Junior College. JJC also offers its own faculty led programs, usually during the summer for approximately three weeks. These programs provide JJC students with the opportunity to take a JJC course from a JJC faculty member while traveling overseas.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Program: deadline to apply is October 1
  • Summer Program: deadline to apply is February 1
  • Fall Program: deadline to apply is May 1

*Late applications may be accepted only if there are spots available

Current Study Abroad Programs

Summer Programs, 3 credit hours each

  • Faculty Led, Three Weeks Long
  • Japan (visiting Matsuyama, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Tokyo)
  • Morocco and Spain (visiting Tangiers, Fes, Marrakech, Madrid, Seville, and Granada)
  • China (visiting Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai)

Semester Programs, 12-15 credit hours each

  • Through the ICISP consortium
  • China
  • Spain
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Austria

Summer Programs, 3-7 credit hours each

  • Through the ICISP consortium
  • France
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Costa Rica
  • India

JJC Study Abroad Student Eligibility Requirements

  1. Requirements which must be fulfilled before acceptance into the program. It is the student's responsibility to complete all requirements prior to the program application deadline. Completion of all requirements below does not guarantee acceptance into any program.
  2. Student responsibilities after conditional acceptance into the program. Not completing any of these requirements can result in mandatory withdrawal from the program, with no guarantee of refund of deposit.

Academic Requirements

  • JJC enrollment in minimum six credit hours in semester prior to study abroad program
  • Completion of a minimum of twelve credit hours prior to the study abroad program
  • Successful completion of English 101 ("C" or better) or its course equivalent
  • Minimum JJC GPA of 2.75 - OR-
  • Permission of the faculty member leading the program AND the International Education Coordinator

Code of Conduct Requirements

  • Clear student code of conduct history (which will be verified through Dean of Students' office)

Age Requirements

  • Students must be a minimum 18 years of age by the first day of travel.

Deadline Requirements

  • Completion of ALL application materials PRIOR to the application deadline, which include:

    • Completed application form
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Two letters of reference from JJC faculty
    • Written requests of academic schedule for overseas coursework
  • Completion of additional specific requirements for each program Timely completion and submission of all documentation and paperwork

Payment Requirements

  • Students must be in good financial standing with JJC to be eligible for travel
  • Payment of $500 deposit due at the time of application
  • Remainder of balance due by mandatory orientation date (see below)

Meeting Requirements

  • Payment of subsequent payments in accordance with the established schedule for each program
  • Mandatory orientation prior to the program
  • An in-person interview with JJC International Education Coordinator
    • Interview must be completed no later than ONE WEEK before application materials are due
  • An in-person interview with the JJC faculty lead for specific program
    • Interview must be completed no later than ONE WEEK before application materials are due
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