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Study abroad at Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College is a vibrant two-year college, located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago - one of the most exciting cities in the USA. The College is dedicated to ensuring its students gain the skills and knowledge they need to meet the demands of a changing world.

Moraine Valley offers a range of associate degrees, and there are more than 130 programs available to study. Many of the College’s students transfer to top four-year institutions, including the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), University of Illinois (Chicago), DePaul University, University of Minnesota, University of Washington, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The College boasts expert faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a range of exciting activities for students to enjoy on campus. Moraine Valley has 12 athletics teams competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association, as well as intramural sports that all students can get involved in.

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    The College supports all students at every step of their journey

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    Top quality learning facilities that allow students to pursue nearly any degree path

  • Great location

    The College’s campus is just a 30-minute drive from the city center of Chicago

Life as an international student

Moraine Valley College is a truly diverse place to study, with more than 48 countries represented on campus, and 41% of students being from a minority group.

As an International student studying at Moraine, you’ll have opportunities to improve your English, succeed in degree and certificate programs, transfer to top universities, and pursue career pathways through local internships.

Support is available with free tutoring on a range of subjects, and the Office of International Student Affairs has trained staff who can help with things like immigration issues, adjusting to life in the USA, and any personal concerns you might have.

International Student Affairs also offers housing assistance to all new international students. They can find you a room using the Host Home Program, which means you’ll live with a local member of the community. Alternatively, they can help you find an apartment close to campus if you’d prefer to live more independently.

Student life & facilities

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    • Climbing Walls
    • Spin Studio
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    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Swimming Pool
    • Machines
    • Dance Studio
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    • Group Study Rooms
    • Museum
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    • Computer labs
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  • Praying Rooms
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    • Language Center
    • Workshops
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Individual Praying Rooms
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    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
    • Loan Laptops
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    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 40
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s 3
    • Restaurants 3
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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: US$8,310 per year


Student Government Association Book Scholarship

  • Amount: US$200 per year
  • Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.5 and be currently enrolled at Moraine Valley. Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or Moraine Valley staff.

Faculty Association Scholarships

  • Amount: Up to $500, dependent on funds and number of qualified applicants
  • Requirements: Completed 25 credit hours in a transfer or career program at Moraine Valley, maintained at least a 3.4 GPA, are currently enrolled, have obtained the signature of a full-time faculty member, and are enrolled at Moraine Valley during the semester the scholarship is awarded

Student Life Award of Excellence

  • Amount: US$1,000
  • Requirements: Must be involved in Student Life Office program(s) and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, with completion of at least six credit hours per semester. Must complete essay and provide 2 sealed letters of recommendation from Moraine Valley faculty, staff or administration.


Moraine Valley Community College

9000 College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465, United States

Moraine Valley Community College is located just outside the vibrant and bustling city of Chicago. Students can enjoy the quiet of the College's tree-lined campus, with all the attractions of a big city just 30 minutes away.

Visa requirements for Moraine Valley Community College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the USA, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements