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What to Expect:  Basic Information

 
Location

The Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (IECC) District is located in southeastern Illinois near the Illinois/Indiana border. The IECC system includes four colleges - Frontier Community College in Fairfield; Lincoln Trail College in Robinson; Olney Central College in Olney; and Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel. 

 

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Orientation

A special orientation program is provided for international students. This mandatory orientation familiarizes you with the campus, introduces you to faculty and staff members, and helps you become accustomed to living in the United States. It also provides practical information about shopping, transportation, banking, social customs, and other matters that will help you feel more comfortable in your new surroundings.

Advising and Counseling

Throughout the year, international students meet regularly with an international advisor. This advisor is your mentor, who understands the challenges you will experience while living and studying in a different culture. Your advisor helps you with immigration issues, housing, academic progress, and personal concerns. For more information, visit the Contacts webpage.

Student Activities

The International Student Program provides many social activities and events for international students throughout the year. Students also participate in various school-sponsored activites. For more information, visit the Activities webpage.

Transportation

Many students have their own automobiles to drive to campus.  Any student wanting to drive a car in the State of Illinois MUST COME with an International Drivers License or their country license. Insurance is required for students who purchase automobiles as well as a valid driver's license.  Automobiles are recommended, but some students will use bicycles as their mode of transporation.

The International Program offers a van service from host family/apartment to the colleges - back and forth once a day for $300 per semester.

 
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