Join students from around the world in pursuing your degree at Illinois State University—an American university that values the international student experience and career preparation. With our 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio and average class size of 33 students, you get the personal experience of a small college—with the resources of a big university. Our #91 Top Public School ranking from U.S. News & World Report, paired with our top programs and location, makes Illinois State the ideal setting to land for studying abroad in the US.

Choose from leading programs like our No. 4 International Business Program (Study.com 2019), No. 9 Risk Management and Insurance, No. 89 Best Part-Time MBA Program (U.S. News & World Report); or follow your interests in STEM, where 80% of international students go on to use Optional Practical Training (OPT) or continue on with advanced education within three months of graduating. Whatever your path, we help you achieve your academic and professional goals with the right level of support. Learn more about our programs today.




With 74 countries represented, Illinois State provides a supportive campus that feels like home. INTO Illinois State is committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals by providing the tools and resources you need to succeed. The INTO Illinois State center will serve as a learning community where you can have access to academic, housing and social support.


  • Learning Resource Center
  • Test preparation classes
  • Tutor support
  • Language partners