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International Student Services and Engagement

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International Student Services and Engagement (ISSE) supports, advocates, and designs experiences for international students from admittance through graduation.

ISSE provides students with personal and professional development opportunities outside the classroom. Students build community in the International Living and Learning Community (I-LLC), immerse in local traditions through the Friendship Family Program, and lead in the International Club. 

North Central has more than 140 international students attending from more than 48 different countries. 

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Immigration Services

Degree-Seeking Students

Exchange Students

Pre-Arrival & Arrival Information

International Club

Friendship Family

Friendship Family Program

International Roommate Program

International Roommate Program


Frequently Asked Questions

International Living & Learning Community

The International Living & Learning Community (I-LLC) creates, cultivates, and sustains an atmosphere for international living in tandem with living in a multicultural environment. The main goal of the I-LLC is to provide a residential space for international and domestic students enrolled at North Central College to live and interact, as well as increase global awareness for all student participants.

International Living Learning Community

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