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International Programs

The International Department of the Office of Professional Development at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago offers several certificate programs for international students, professionals, universities, and corporations. Participants do our certificate programs for many reasons including advancement in their careers, as a Study Abroad from their home university or for the opportunity to do an internship with an American company. Programs of various lengths are aimed at increasing participants' listening and speaking skills in English as well as increasing their professional and technical skills.

Experience a semester or an academic year doing a study abroad and earning a International Certificate in Business, Information Technology, Industrial Technology, or Food Science at the renowned Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Your studies will include both academic and English language courses (ESL) with an optional internship with an American company or organization. With its famous architecture and its close location to downtown Chicago, spending a semester or more at IIT will be a fulfilling and rewarding professional and personal experience.

Why should you choose Illinois Institute of Technology's INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE Programs?

  • Choose from a variety of programs designed to enable all students to achieve their study abroad goals.
  • Learn English and American Culture in English classes designed for the ESL learner (English as a Second Language).
  • Study Business, Information Technology, Industrial Technology, or Food Science skills in an English speaking environment.
  • Participate in an internship at an American organization for six weeks to gain experience in American Business Culture.
  • Apply to IIT's undergraduate or Master's Programs and continue your study at IIT after your designated program. I-20 and some credits from International Program may transfer into degree program after individual is accepted.
  • Meet other students from all over the world.
  • Study at a renowned institution with instructors who are leaders in their fields.

Why Chicago?

  • Experience a vibrant and beautiful American city.
  • Learn about Chicago's very diverse culture and arts.
  • Explore the fun and active beaches of Lake Michigan minutes from your dorm and the IIT campus
  • Expand your knowledge through visiting the world famous museums.
  • Enhance your tastes by trying the global cuisine found in a very diverse city with famous chefs and restaurants.
  • Sightsee and shop in a city that is very friendly and easy to navigate.