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Elgin Community College (ECC) is a welcoming institution based in the US city of Elgin. Whatever your ambitions, ECC will help you unleash your potential and achieve your career goals.
ECC offers over 130 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as several continuing education courses. With courses in everything from accounting and art, to English and engineering, you’re sure to find the right program.
It would be easy to mistake Elgin’s 217-acre campus for a beautiful park. With plenty of green space and stunning lakes, it’s the ultimate study haven. You’ll also have access to ultra-modern classrooms, computer labs, a fitness center, and a library.
Student life at Elgin is fast-paced and fun. With more than 20 different student clubs and loads of volunteering opportunities, you’ll never be bored. The ECC Spartans compete in Region 4 of the NJCAA and in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference.
The average class at Elgin contains just 15 pupils
ECC is ranked in the nation’s top 150 for community college experience (The Aspen Institute, 2021)
Daytime and evening classes are delivered to suit your schedule
You can transfer your credits onto a bachelor’s program
Every student counts at ECC. The College is proud of its diverse and dynamic academic community, with over 25 nationalities represented on campus.
The Office of International Education and Programs will support you from application through to graduation. You’ll benefit from an easy and streamlined admissions process, with advisors on-hand to offer assistance at every stage.
The Office can also help you understand your rights as a visa holder, find on-campus employment, support you with your studies, and so much more.
If you’re eager to immerse yourself in Elgin’s culture, you could participate in the College’s homestay program. You’ll live with a local family, giving you more opportunities to learn about your new home.
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Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Dr, Elgin, IL 60123, United States
Elgin is the perfect study destination for international students, blending relaxed rural life with big-city sophistication, and less than an hour from Chicago.
Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, 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