IECC Services for International Students
International students must arrive at IECC one to two weeks before classes begin so they can attend the required orientations. The college must know the date and time of your planned arrival. An International Student Program Staff (ISPS) representative rom IECC will meet you at the Evansville, Indiana airport. This representative can help you find temporary housing accomodations, if necessary.
Climate in the Midwest
The IECC area has four seasons with distinct temperature changes requiring all types of clothing. In the
- Fall (September through December) temperatures range from 40 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (5 to 26 degrees Celsius)
- Winter (December through March) 0 through 45 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 to 7 degrees Celsius)
- Spring (March through June) 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 20 degrees Celsius)
- Summer (June through September) 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 32 degrees Celsius).
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.
International students attending Illinois Eastern Community Colleges receive personal attention to make sure they are progressing well in their classes. Special workshops and study sessions addressing classroom issues for students who may have difficulty in certain subject areas are provided each semester. Free tutoring in beginning college level courses is also available. For additional information, visit the Academics webpage.
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.
The International Student Program will help you locate housing. A housing information and application form is included with the college application. This information will be used by the International Student Program Staff to make arangements for you before you arrive. For more information, visit the Housing webpage.
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 International Student Activities webpage.