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COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

Chicago, Illinois

GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, USA

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

10

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS

David Comp

Education Abroad

Global Education Office

Columbia College Chicago

600 S. Michigan Avenue, Room 725

Chicago, IL 60605 USA

dcomp@colum.edu

APPLICATION WEBSITE

https://www.colum.edu/admissions/requirements/nondegree-seeking.html

 

For assistance or questions, please email Alex Broz at ariepl@colum.edu.

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 (ariepl@colum.edu) for information.

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Advanced Management
Advertising
Advertising Art Direction
Arts Managment
Film Business Arts Managment
Design Management
International Arts Management
Live and Performing Arts Management
Marketing
Media Management
Music Business
Public Relations
Social Media and Digital Strategy
Sports Management
Visual Arts Management
Acting
Comedy Writing and Performance
Dance
Musical Theater
Stage Combat
Theater
Theater Design
Theater Directing
Theater Technology
Writing for Performance
ASL-English Interpretation
Communication
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies
Deaf Studies
Fiction

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?

No

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

N/A

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

N/A

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

http://catalog.colum.edu/

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?

No

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 REQUIREMENTS

English

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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

March 15th for Fall or Academic Year
October 15th for Spring

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Fall Semester September 4, 2018 - December 15, 2018

Spring Semester January 22, 2019 - May 10, 2019

EXAMINATION PERIOD

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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)

(broken down below)

HOUSING

$1,250 - $2,000

MEALS

$225

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

$177

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

$30

HEALTH INSURANCE

$160

OTHER

N/A

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Not allowed.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

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.

HOUSING OPTIONS

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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

N/A

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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