John A. Logan College offers a wide range of international education opportunities for students and the community. Lectures, exhibits, and performances frequently have an international flavor, and roundtable discussions on topics of international interest are also held several times each semester.

John A. Logan College offers a wide range of international education opportunities for students and the community. Lectures, exhibits, and performances frequently have an international flavor, and roundtable discussions on topics of international interest are also held several times each semester.

Short–term travel/study opportunities (usually one to three weeks in length) are also available for academic credit. Examples of such programs include the study of tropical ecology on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago (PDF), the country of Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador (PDF), Belize, and European travel/study tours. These travel/study tours are also open to community members.

John A. Logan College actively explores global opportunities. Faculty and staff members participate regularly in exchanges with counterparts in other countries and are involved in both professional and personal travel around the globe. The College has established relationships with several colleges in China and is pursuing contacts in other parts of the world.

Study Abroad Programs

Click here to view a PDF with more information about Travel Opportunities.

John A. Logan College encourages students to explore the benefits of living and studying in a foreign culture. As a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), the College offers students a variety of study abroad opportunities. Any John A. Logan College student who has completed fifteen hours of college-level work with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 is eligible to participate in these programs. All programs provide John A. Logan College credit with a range of courses that should fit into most baccalaureate transfer programs.

A student's enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by John A. Logan College may be considered enrollment at John A. Logan College for the purposes of applying for assistance under the FSA program.

The College foundation and faculty/staff provide financing for some partial scholarships for these programs. For more information about these programs and individual program requirements, contact the International Education Coordinator, Dr. Sue Trammell, C256 Ext. 8324, suetrammell@jalc.edu.

Semester Abroad Programs

A semester in CANTERBURY, ENGLAND – a charming, historic city conveniently located for field trips to London and the continent. Students from Illinois will participate in classes and activities along with British students at Christ Church University College and live in British homes. Your courses will be taught by British faculty who are sensitive to the needs and backgrounds of American students.

A semester in SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – based at Salzburg College in the picturesque city where the film AThe Sound of Music@ was made. The college offers a full range of liberal arts courses. You need not speak German to be eligible as courses are taught in English by Austrian faculty, but you will have the opportunity to study German and live with an Austrian family.

A five-week summer Spanish program in SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – learn or improve your Spanish and immerse yourself in the life of this beautiful Central American country. Students live with families and study to receive credit in Spanish and Latin American culture.

Fall semester in Xian, China – In partnership with Xi'an International University and the College of Lake County, ICISP is pleased to offer a fall semester in Xi'an, China. Xi'an is one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization of China. During Xi'an's 3,100 year- development, 13 dynasties placed their capitals in this city, which so far enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals.

Carlow, Ireland – This program offers students an exciting and affordable introduction to Ireland while studying in the quintessential Irish country town of Carlow. Carlow College, founded in 1793, is one of Ireland's oldest educational institutions. This small college of approximately 800 students provides students with small classes and allows them to engage with student-centered faculty. The program offers both a strong academic component and extensive cultural immersion as well.

Click here to view a PDF about the Netherlands exchange program.

Individual programs have specific requirements. Application deadlines vary. Program costs begin at $1000.

Other Sudy Abroad Opportunities

The Birds and Natural History of Costa Rica – Costa Rica is a bird watcher’s dream. Few places in the world can boast of so many different birds in such a small area, 820 species of birds – more than all of the United States and Canada combined – have been reported in Costa Rica, a country the size of West Virginia.

The Birds and Natural History of Panama – Panama, a country of tremendous biodiversity is a naturalist’s dream. Nestled between North and South America, it has many avian and mammalian species unique to each continent. Although it is smaller than the state of South Carolina, it has 883 bird species which is more than that found in the United States and Canada combined.

Ecuador: The Andean Highlands (PDF) – Ecuador is no larger than Nevada, yet it has an extraordinary range of habitats within its boundaries. One of its most exciting regions is the Andes. Forming the country’s backbone, the Andes contain over thirty volcanoes, paramo grassland, highland lakes, and mountain slopes with tracts of elfin, temperate, and sub-tropical forests. These areas are famous for superb birding and they have more species of frogs and orchids than any country in the world.

The Natural History of Trinidad and Tobago (PDF) – Learn about tropical ecology in this beautiful two-island nation in the Carribean.

The Birds and Natural History of Belize – Just a two-hour flight from Miami, the country of Belize offers a rich blend of Mayan ruins and lush forests that are still wild enough to host jaguars and a rich diversity of tropical birds, butterflies, mammals, and other creatures. The country’s warm, hospitable people speak English (with Spanish as a second language), and have a strong tradition of caretaking their country’s great biological wealth. Our journey concentrates on two of Belize’s finest and best-known naturalists’ lodges, Chan Chich Rainforest Lodge, and Lamanai Outpost Lodge, both situated in large, protected forests, but offering as well, savanna, marsh, and riverine habitats, Mayan ruins, and tasty food.

Study in DIJON, FRANCE (summer semester only) – Located at the crossroads of Europe, Dijon is a lively, progressive, university city of approximately 230,000 residents. Capitol of gastronomy and gateway to the prestigious vineyards of Burgundy, Dijon is exceptionally rich in history and art. Illinois students will study at the University of Burgundy’s International Center for French Studies and live in single rooms in the International Student Residence Hall on campus. Students can earn four credits in language and two credits in an independent study project. At least one Illinois faculty member will be present throught the four-week session, usually held during the month of July. This program is sponsored by Parkland College.

International Students

John A. Logan College requires international students to have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 520 or higher on file before they can be admitted, and students must meet all certificate or degree program admissions requirements. For complete information concerning the TOEFL exam, applicants may write to the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service
  • Box 899
  • Princeton, NJ 08540

Contact the director of admissions and registration for further acceptance/registration procedures. Also see the International Student Application Form (PDF).

Study Abroad Websites

International Resources on the Web

Online Maps

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Sue Trammell
International Education Coordinator
Phone: (618) 985-3741 Ext. 8324
Email: suetrammell@jalc.edu