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Welcome to International Programs and Services!
Welcome to International Programs and Services!

The staff of International Programs and Services at Benedictine University are currently working remotely due to the university's response to the COVID-19 situation.  Please click on the yellow banner at the top of the page for more information from Benedictine University.  IPS Staff are still taking appointments virtually. Please e-mail IPS@ben.edu to contact the office staff members. Thank you for your consideration and patience. 

Frequently Asked Questions for F1 and J1 international students during the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis. 


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.

Asia Programs
Benedictine University offers graduate-level programs at sites through our partner universities in China and Vietnam. Our programs are designed for working professionals who are not able to complete their degree in the United States. Here are the list for our programs in Asia :

China Graduate Programs

  • Dalian Medical University - Master of Public Health(MPH)
  • Shenyang Jianzhu University - Master of Science in Management Information Systems(MSMIS)
  • Shenyang University of Technology - Master of Business Administration(MBA)

Vietnam Graduate Programs

  • VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Master of Arts in Linguistics(MAL-TESOL Concentration)
  • Dong A University - Master of Business Administration(MBA)

For information on our Asia Programs, please contact International Programs and Services Office by emailing ips@ben.edu or calling +1 630-829-1953.

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