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  • MAKE CHICAGO YOUR FUTURE

     INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTER

    isc.roosevelt.edu

  • isc.roosevelt.edu

    3AMERICA’S 3RD LARGEST CITY

    CHICAGO IS HOME TO FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES

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    ENJOY WATERSPORTS ON LAKE MICHIGAN

    GET COFFEE FROM ONE OF MANY STREET VENDORS

    ART GALLERIES

    GOODMAN THEATRE

    CHICAGO'S EXCITING WATERFRONT

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    WELCOME TO ROOSEVELT, IN THE HEART OF CHICAGO Roosevelt University’s mission is simple: to bring together diverse viewpoints and put knowledge to work for good. International students are a vital part of that mission.

    At Roosevelt’s International Study Center, students come together in Chicago to pursue academic study while improving their English. Our talented faculty and staff provide specialized support, helping international students’ achieve their academic goals while expanding their skills. The campus is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, within minutes of theaters, museums, parks, Lake Michigan, and restaurants. It's a metropolitan city, offering endless career and volunteer options to students.

    Read on to discover why students from all over the world call Roosevelt, and Chicago, their second home.

    10 Pre-Master's Program

    12 Degree Progression

    2 Chicago is Your Town

    4 Roosevelt Means Success

    14 Chicago Means Business

    16 Explore the City

    18 The Campus That Has It All

    20 How to Apply

    6 International Study Center

    8 International Year

    CONTENTS

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    CHICAGO IS YOUR TOWN

    BEAUTIFUL SPACES Chicago takes pride in its greenery with over 500 parks across the city. The city motto even means “City in a Garden”. During your career at the International Study Center, you will live and study across the street from Millenium Park, with dramatic views overlooking the Chicago Harbor and Lake Michigan.

    GREAT FOOD You will fi nd some of the best food in the U.S. while living in Chicago. People visit from all over the world to try the famous Chicago deep-dish pizza. With 77 distinct neighborhoods across the city you will easily fi nd a wide selection of authentic ethnic restaurants, specialty grocery stores, and cultural food festivals.

    LIVELY ENTERTAINMENT Chicago is a vibrant city where you will fi nd concerts, parades, shows and festivals to attend. During the summer there are lots of festivals held in Chicago’s many parks, and in venues across the city. Explore world-class museums, theater, sports, and cultural events. In this thriving lifestyle you will always fi nd something to do.

    GETTING AROUND Roosevelt’s campus is located in the heart of Chicago, so you can quickly access your favorite destinations and attractions. In this walkable city you can easily get around on foot, or use the train and bus for quick transport. Chicago has the second largest public transportation system in the U.S., so you can get anywhere in just a few minutes. Roosevelt students can use the bus service for free, or use the local bike-share scheme, Divvy, at a reduced rate. Access 6,000 bikes across 580 stations in a city perfect for cyclists.

    "I love living in Chicago. The people are accepting and

    they embrace my culture and want to know more about me. I’m part of a diverse community with people from different countries and backgrounds. I love it." JEMIMA, INDONESIA

    MBA, INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION CONCENTRATION

    LIVE AND STUDY IN THE CENTER OF AMERICA’S THIRD LARGEST CITY.

    CHICAGO CITY HARBOUR

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    TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE AND DO · Visit Skydeck Chicago to view the city from 1,353 feet

    · Explore the depths of the ocean at the Shedd Aquarium

    · Catch a Chicago Cubs baseball game at historic Wrigley Field

    · Take in a show at the Chicago Theater,, open since 1921

    · Go to Chicago’s Chinatown, offering authentic food and shopping

    · Enjoy great shopping and dining at The Magnifi cent Mile

    · Ride the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier

    · Discover impressionist paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago

    · See stars and fl y through the universe at the Adler Planetarium

    · Experience Lincoln Park, home to Lincoln Park Zoo

    Roosevelt students love the local area and gave it an A+ in the 2015 niche.com report.

    No. 1 NAMED BEST RESTAURANT CITY BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER AND BON APPETIT FOR 2017

    No. 1 CITY TO ENJOY LIFE TO THE FULLEST THE SUN, 2016

    No. 11 BEST PARK SYSTEMS THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND’S PARK SCORE INDEX, 2017

    FIND LIVE MUSIC IN THE CITY OR THROUGH ROOSEVELT'S CLUBS

    THE ART INSTITUTE

    GRAB A SLICE OF OUR FAMOUS DEEP PAN PIZZA

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  • ROOSEVELT MEANS SUCCESS

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    #1 CITY FOR CORPORATE GROWTH SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE, 2017

    CHICAGO IS:

    #1 U.S. METRO FOR ECONOMIC DIVERSITY MOODY’S INVESTOR SERVICES, 2017

  • ROOSEVELT IS A LEADING UNIVERSITY, PROVIDING A MODERN AND PERSONALIZED EDUCATION IN A WORLD-CLASS CITY. BEGIN BUILDING YOUR FUTURE.

    11:1 student to faculty ratio allows you to receive individual attention.

    ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY FACTS

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    Located in Chicago, Illinois

    Founded in 1945

    4,000+ students

    73 nationalities represented on campus

    700 faculty and staff

    70 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs

    46 master's, diploma and doctoral programs

    60+ student groups

    ROOTED IN HISTORY Roosevelt University is named in honor of Franklin D. Roosevelt – the 32nd president of the United States – and his wife Eleanor. Together, they were a driving force for human rights and equality. Since its founding in 1945, Roosevelt University has remained committed to social justice and the availability of a quality education.

    MODERN FACILITIES The four buildings of the Roosevelt University Chicago Campus are located in Chicago’s downtown Loop, and provide everything you need. Find modern labs with state-of-the-art technology to support your research, and social spaces for relaxed study or meet-ups with friends.

    At the International Study Center you will live and study in the high-rise Wabash Building. Here, you will find comfortable living spaces, amenities, and your classrooms in an architecturally unique building that is Gold LEED-Certified for its sustainability and green-design.

    INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION You will receive a personalized education. at Roosevelt. Our low student-faculty ratio (11:1) means you will benefit from individual attention and the opportunity for one-on-one guidance. Class sizes are small to ensure you experience a focused learning environment, dedicated to your personal development.

    ACCESS SUCCESS Chicago is home to 31 Fortune 500 companies and over 400 corporations have headquarters here. At Roosevelt, you will take the first steps towards your career in the heart of international business. While studying you may have the opportunity to intern with these leading companies to gain practical industry experience.

    "The best thing about studying at Roosevelt is that

    it's making me more confident. I think it's preparing me on how to be a good leader and the experience makes me a better person. I feel prepared.” STEPHANIE, BRAZIL

    PRE-MASTER'S PROGRAM MBA MARKETING CONCENTRATION

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    START YOUR JOURNEY If you want to study at Roosevelt University but do not meet the academic and English language requirements to be admitted directly, the International Study Center is the best place to start.

    WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: International Year - leading to continued studies

    in your chosen undergraduate degree program

    Pre-Master’s Program - leading to a graduate degree

    LEARN THE SKILLS YOU NEED You will receive a combination of English language preparation, academic courses, and study skills training that will fully prepare you for entering your chosen degree at Roosevelt University. Undergraduate students will earn up to 28 academic credits toward a bachelor's degree, and most graduate students will be able to apply one academic course toward a master's degree.

    PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE To help you fulfill your career ambitions, we have integrated career support into the programs at the International Study Center. This service, called CareerAhead, is designed to help you become a confident, skilled, and employable graduate, giving you a head start in today's competitive jobs market.

    SUPPORT FROM DAY ONE Teachers and staff at the International Study Center will make you feel welcome from the first day you arrive on campus. We will help you adapt to living in America, and assist you in building confidence, so that you can become an active member of the Roosevelt community, succeed in your studies, make friends, and reach your goals.

    JOIN THE COMMUNITY Every student has the choice to join the ISC Club, social activities and field trips designed to acquaint you with Chicago, American traditions, and your classmates. The Club also closely interacts with the University’s International Student Association.

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