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About the Roosevelt University International Study Center

The International Study Center is a dedicated facility for international students on the University campus. Located in Roosevelt's Gage Building, a short walk along the Michigan Avenue architectural wall, the ISC offers pathways to a US university degree. The center's curricula are designed to help international students adjust to the US University system and thrive at Roosevelt University.


At the International Study Center, students receive English language support and academic courses taught by highly trained ESL and university teachers. The International Study Center also offers help with cultural adjustment and developing effective study skills, and provides the support services international students need when they study away from home.

The Roosevelt University International Study Center is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training - ACCET. ACCET accreditation for the International Study Center

Programs for International Students

Undergraduate pathways Graduate pathways
Pre-Master's Program for:

International Study Center services

Under the guidance of the Center Director, the International Study Center offers international students:

  • faculty specializing in English language and academic degree preparation
  • advising sessions throughout the pathway programs
  • additional academic assistance, if required
  • Student Success Manager ensuring you are ready for life at University in the USA
  • Admissions Manager to help with all aspects of your application, placement and records

More about support services offered to international students.

International Study Center facilities

On the 1st and 2nd floors of Roosevelt University's Gage Building, the International Study Center has well-appointed facilities to enhance students' learning while in a pathway program:

  • capacity for over 100 international students
  • 3 dedicated classrooms
  • state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards
  • teacher and administrative offices

In addition, students can use all Roosevelt University common areas in the Gage Building, including the quiet study room, computer lab, and student lounge.

Location on campus

Located on famous Michigan Avenue, within the "South Loop Educational Corridor" of downtown Chicago, the International Study Center is less that a 10-minute walk from all University facilities.

The 12-story Gage Building that houses the International Study Center is right across the street from Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (known for the famous "Bean" sculpture) and 2 blocks away from historic State Street. Providing easy access to public transportation, the ISC is only a 2-minute walk from the elevated train system, popularly known as the "L".

Other departments sharing the Gage Building are the College of Education and Department of Communication. Students enrolled in the Pre-Master's pathway to MS Integrated Marketing Communications will have a chance to interact with their future classmates and professors!

International Study Center campus address

The campus postal address is:

Roosevelt University International Study Center
18 S. Michigan Avenue
Suite 211
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

You should only send original documentation to support your application to this address. Other ways to contact us.

International Study Center mission

Study Group prepares students for life in a global society and success in a global economy. The International Study Centers are committed to providing our students with the skills, knowledge, and perspectives needed to take maximum advantage of the unlimited opportunities for success and achievement offered by a global education through strong university partnerships.

  • Roosevelt University buildings in downtown Chicago

    Chicago Campus

    Roosevelt University's campus is located in 6 buildings all in downtown Chicago, within 15 minutes walk of each other:

    • Wabash Building (academic, housing, sports, student services)
    • Auditorium Building  (library and academic) - listed on the National Register of Historic Places
    • Gage Building (International Study Center and academic)
    • Lillian and Larry Goodman Center (sports)
    • University Center (housing)
    • Roosevelt on Washington (housing)

    Studying in Chicago

Download information

International student brochure

International student brochure
International Year One & Pre-Master's at Roosevelt University
(PDF file download icon 3.0MB)

Pre-arrival guide

Download Roosevelt University Pre-arrival guide Spring 2017
Download 2017 pre-arrival guide
(PDF file download icon 1.21Kb)

Application form

Complete the online application form 

  • Program Delivery

    The International Study Center is in partnership with Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. The International Study Center delivers the English for Academic Purposes courses and programs, and Roosevelt University delivers the academic, credit-bearing courses. Students who are accepted into the International Study Center are also granted conditional acceptance by the host university, subject to completion of the International Study Center program.

    International Study Center is the dba name of Study Group USA Higher Education LLC.

  • Resources for parents

    Resources for parents

    As a parent, you want the best opportunities for your child. Read about what your child will gain from studying at a university in the USA on our 'Resources for parents' page.