Study Abroad Programs


As a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), Joliet Junior College offers many study abroad opportunities around the world. All programs incorporate field trips as part of the course work, and through the ICISP study abroad programs you are guaranteed total transfer of your credits to Joliet Junior College. JJC also offers its own faculty-led programs, usually during the summer for approximately three weeks. These programs provide JJC students with the opportunity to take a JJC course from a JJC faculty member while traveling overseas.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Program: October 15
  • Summer Program: February 15
  • Fall Program: May 15

*Late applications may be accepted only if there are spots available

Current Study Abroad Programs


Semester Programs, 12-18 credit hours each

Offered through ICISP

  • Spain
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Austria
Summer Programs, 3-7 credit hours each

Offered by JJC

  • Japan

Offered through ICISP

  • France
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Costa Rica

Study Abroad Student Eligibility Requirements

Requirements which must be fulfilled before acceptance into the program. It is the student's responsibility to complete all requirements prior to the program application deadline. Completion of all requirements below does not guarantee acceptance into any program. Not completing any of these requirements can result in mandatory withdrawal from the program, with no guarantee of refund of deposit.

Academic Requirements

For JJC programs

  • Completion of a minimum of 6 credit hours in a semester prior to study abroad program
  • Minimum JJC GPA of 2.75 or permission of the faculty member leading the program AND the International Education Coordinator
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two reference letters from JJC faculty

For programs offered through ICISP

  • Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours prior to the study abroad program
  • Successful completion of English 101 ("C" or better) or its course equivalent
  • Minimum JJC GPA of 2.75 or permission of the faculty member leading the program AND the International Education Coordinator
  • Official transcripts
  • Two reference letters from JJC faculty

Code of Conduct Requirements

Age Requirements

  • Students must be a minimum 18 years of age by the first day of travel

Deadline Requirements

  • Completion of ALL application materials PRIOR to the application deadline
  • Completion of additional specific requirements for each program
  • Timely completion and submission of all documentation and paperwork

Payment Requirements

  • Students must be in good financial standing with JJC to be eligible for travel
  • Payment of $500 deposit due at the time of application
  • Payment of subsequent payments in accordance with the established schedule for each program

Meeting Requirements

  • An in-person interview with JJC International Education Coordinator and/or JJC faculty lead for specific program completed no later than ONE WEEK before application materials are due
  • Mandatory orientation prior to the program