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Southern Illinois University - Carbondal

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE

Carbondale, Illinois

GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2020/2021

5

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Center for International Education
http://www.cie.siu.edu

Study Abroad Programs
http://cie.siu.edu/sa/index.html

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS

Dr. Ramesh Neupane
Director, Study Abroad

Study Abroad Programs
Mail Code 8665
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901
U.S.A.

Tel: 618-453-7670
Fax: 618-453-3085
rameshnpn@siu.edu
General email: studyabr@siu.edu

APPLICATION WEBSITE

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

Paper Only - goes through coordinator.

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Agriculture, Business, Education and Human Services, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Mass Communication and Media Arts

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

None

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

N/A

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

N/A

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

School of Law, School of Medicine and other fields noted in the section on fields open to undergraduate students.

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

Undergraduate: 12 to 15 US semester credits.

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?

It depends on the department, but it's best to reach out to academic advisor to register before arrival.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Students may register for classes before arrival up to the first week of classes.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate TOEFL: 61 on the IBT  or 5.5 IELTS, letter from student's Institution attesting to English proficiency.

LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Undergraduates must have a TOEFL, comparable English test or certification from the home university or language school.

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

None

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?

Detailed information on how to set up a network ID and register for classes is available in the Welcome Packet.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

April 1 for Fall 
November 1 for Spring

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Fall Semester 2017:

Monday, August 21, 2017 – Friday, December 15, 2017

Spring Semester 2018:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Friday, May 12, 2018

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Fall Semester 2017 Final Exams:

Monday, December 11, 2017 – Friday, December 15, 2017

Spring Semester 2018 Final Exams:

Monday, May 7, 2018 – Friday, May 11, 2018

IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?

N/A

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

Mandatory orientations will start one week before the start of classes. There is no cost for the orientation program. Details are provided in the welcome packet.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)

Broken down below.

HOUSING

The projected cost for housing and meals per semester is $5,093.

MEALS

The above includes the Saluki Anytime plan with unlimited meal service.

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

Estimated at $550 per semester.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Students must pay student health insurance fee which is $625 per semester and billed to the student.

OTHER

Campus fees of approximately $1,785 per semester including bus system, Health Center, Recreation Center, admission to athletic events and other services will be included in the exchange. Campus fees might be subject to change.

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes, but the student must apply to have campus insurance fee refunded once the plan is determined to be comparable within the first 30 days of the semester.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

On-Campus Housing is available to incoming exchange students, it is guaranteed, students can apply online, the $150 deposit can be waived. Students can apply for off-campus housing too.

HOUSING OPTIONS

We will make reservations with University Housing for a shared residence hall room. Limited housing assistance is available for those considering off-campus.

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

Applications should be submitted initially to the exchange contact.

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

Comprehensive health Center (http://shc.siu.edu), including low cost prescriptions and eye care.

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Yes, but not usually for semester-only students. On a case-by-case basis.

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Yes, although we do not recommend this in a student’s first semester.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

N/A

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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