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Study Abroad Application Process

  1. Research
  2. Study Abroad Advisor
    • (Optional) For assistance on choosing a program, make an appointment with Dr. Jacob Cushing to talk about your program(s) of interest
  3. Academic Success Advisor (ASA)
    • Meet with your ASA in order to create an academic plan so you do not stay at CLC for longer than anticipated
  4. Financial Planning
    • Visit the financial aid office and the CLC scholarship portal for funding opportunities.
  5. Submit Your Application*
    • It only takes 5 minutes to complete! You will need 2 references - CLC instructors are preferred
  6. Submit Your Application Deposit*
    • All applicants are required to make a deposit of $500 payable to the CLC cashier
  7. Review & Interview Process*
    • Once the $500 deposit has been made, your application will be forwarded to the CLC lead faculty for review and consideration
  8. Notice of Acceptance*
    • You will be notified about your admission decision via your CLC email address

*Steps 5-8 are for CLC short-term study abroad programs and CLC’s China semester program. For programs though ICISP please visit our office to speak with the ICISP representative or call at 847-543-2069.

CLC’s ICISP Representative:

Dr. Jacob Cushing
Director of Global Engagement & Student Records
Office B172 (Grayslake Campus)


Passport Photo Services

Two 2x2 photos
Free for CLC students, staff and faculty

For information on how to apply for a U.S. passport, please the U.S. Department of State’s website
Find your nearest Passport Acceptance Facility 

Department of Global Engagement, Room B172
Grayslake Campus
(847) 543-2069
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.