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International Student Services and Engagement

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International Student Services and Engagement (ISSE) supports, advocates, and designs experiences for international students from admittance through graduation.

ISSE provides students with personal and professional development opportunities outside the classroom. Students build community in the International Living and Learning Community (I-LLC), immerse in local traditions, and lead in the International Club. 

North Central has more than 140 international students attending from more than 48 different countries. 


Immigration Services

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Degree-Seeking Students

International students on the Naperville Riverwalk

Exchange Students

International students at homecoming

International Club


Pre-Arrival & Arrival Information

International Retreat

Frequently Asked Questions

International Living & Learning Community *Returning Fall 2025!

The International Living & Learning Community (I-LLC) creates, cultivates, and sustains an atmosphere for international living in tandem with living in a multicultural environment. The main goal of the I-LLC is to provide a residential space for international and domestic students enrolled at North Central College to live and interact, as well as increase global awareness for all student participants.

International Living Learning Community

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