Welcome to International Programs and Services!


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International Programs and Services (IPS) is proud to work with incoming international students at our Lisle campus, current Benedictine students pursuing education abroad, and students enrolled in our Asia programs in China and Vietnam.  Each staff member within our department has studied or spent time abroad and personally knows the value of immersion in another culture, as well as some of the Challenges students may face in pursuing these unique experiences. 

Education Abroad:
BenU students interested in studying abroad can pursue a variety of programs.  From semester and year-long programs to short-term faculty led and service immersion experiences, we offer an opportunity that meets your educational, personal, and financial needs.  We encourage you to contact our office to set up an appointment by e-mailing ips@ben.edu or calling 630-829-6342.

International Students in Lisle
IPS is pleased to welcome international students from all regions of the world.  Our office provides immigration advising including, but not limited to, the following services:
      - Term Registration
      - Travel Signatures
      - Authorized Reduced Course Load
      - Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
      - Optional Practical Training (OPT)
      - Authorized Vacation Terms
      - Change of Status Information 

International students seeking advising for the above must set up an appointment so your Designated School Official (DSO) may provide you the correct information based on your current immigration status and enrollment.  Please contact ips@ben.edu or 630-829-6342 to set up an appointment.

China and Vietnam Programs:

Benedictine University offers graduate programs at sites throughout China and Vietnam. Our programs are offered in partnership with local universities, and are designed for working professionals not able to complete a degree in the United States. Please see below for a current list of programs:


China
     - Shenyang University of Technology - M.B.A.
     - Shenyang Jianzhu University - Master of Science in Management Information Systems
     - Dalian Medical University - M.B.A.
Vietnam
    
- University of Social Science and Humanities - Master of Arts in Linguistics
     - Vietnam Nationalities University - M.B.A.

For information on our China and Vietnam programs please contact Junzi Hou, Asia Institute Coordinator, at jhou@ben.edu or 630-829-1150.

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