FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS
Global Education Office
Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue, Room 725
Chicago, IL 60605 USA
For assistance or questions, please email Alex Broz at email@example.com.
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
Graduate students must apply directly to the Graduate School as a Student at Large. Please email Alex Broz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Advertising Art Direction
Film Business Arts Managment
International Arts Management
Live and Performing Arts Management
Social Media and Digital Strategy
Visual Arts Management
Comedy Writing and Performance
Writing for Performance
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
The exchange is designed to be an undergraduate-only exchange. Special circumstances for interested graduate students can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES
Yes, but this will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
Choosing classes is part of the application process. Once an application is submitted and accepted, the student will be put in contact with an international student adviser.
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
For both undergraduate & graduate:
Min = 12 credits (undergraduate) & 9 credits (grad)
Max = 16 credits (undergraduate)
15 credits is the most common.
ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?
DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?
In Advance: Students do not register themselves. We register them for their courses based upon their preferences and in working directly with the students.
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
By the end of November. Students will be registered for classes by the study abroad office. Material submissions are October 15th.
LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?
An official IELTS score of 6.0 For IELTS test information, visit www.ielts.org.
An official TOEFL score of 540 (on the paper-based test) or 270 (on the computer-based test), or 76 (on the internet-based test). For TOEFL test information, visit www.ets.org.
PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?
Currently, no such program is available.
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?
We register them for their classes based on the information they provide. Incoming students do not register themselves.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
March 15th for Fall or Academic Year
October 15th for Spring
Fall Semester September 4, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Spring Semester January 22, 2019 - May 10, 2019
During the last few weeks of the term period.
IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?
There is no break between courses and exams.
ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?
Students are required to arrive usually the week before classes begin to move into housing and attend international student orientation. The only additional expense is for meals for the additional few days.
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)
(broken down below)
$1,250 - $2,000
IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
On-Campus Housing is provided to incoming exchange students and application materials are sent upon successful nomination. We make great efforts to ensure that housing on-campus is available.
On-campus dormitories plus apartments within walking distance of campus. Students can choose to pursue off campus and will be sent a general guide about housing in Chicago.
HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)
DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?
Separate application which is available only after the regular application is completed.
WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?
ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Internships are not guaranteed, but services are available to students.
ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?
Conditional upon the terms of their Visa, but yes it is generally available for J-1 recipients.