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International Partners

Education Abroad Partnerships

Elgin Community College has partnerships with a variety of institutions and organizations around the world and is pleased to offer student and faculty exchanges, study abroad programs, and professional development opportunities in collaboration with our international partners.


  • Associacao Cultural Brasil-Estados Unidos of Salvador, Brazil (ACBEU)


  • Beijing Automatic Engineering School
  • Beijing Youth Politics College
  • Chengdu Electrical and Mechanical Engineering School
  • Chengdu Sanyuan Foreign Languages School
  • Chongqing Finance and Economics College
  • Chongqing Medical and Pharmaceutical College
  • Chongqing Technology and Business University
  • Guangjin Training School of Chengdu
  • Lanxian High School
  • Rongzhi School of Chongqing Technology and Business University
  • Shaanxi Normal University
  • Shenzhen Meizhi Vocational Training Center
  • Shijiazhuang Vocational Technology Institute
  • Southwest University
  • Tiantai High School of Zhejiang
  • Yuqing High School of Zhejiang


  • L'Amandier Culinary School


  • Centro Studi Italiani


  • Yamaguchi University

Additionally, as a member of the Illinois Consortium of International Studies and Programs, ECC is pleased to co-sponsor international programs in partnership with Salzburg College (Austria); Canterbury Christchurch University (England); Carlow College, St. Patrick's (Ireland); and the International College of Seville (Spain).

International Students - Representatives in Your Country!

Elgin Community College encourages international students to apply directly to the college whenever possible. However, we understand there are times when additional information or guidance may be helpful. The college works closely with carefully selected international partners and agencies to promote our programs to students around the world. These international partners function as 'in-country' representatives of Elgin Community College. They help recruit qualified students, provide information about academic programs, and assist the student through the application process and visa application process. Elgin Community College and our international partners commit to international recruitment standards that put the best interests of prospective students and their families first.

Find an international partner/agent near you by contacting us at You can also receive advice through an EducationUSA Advising Center, a service of the U.S. Department of State.

Information for Current and Prospective International Partners/Agents

Elgin Community College works closely with a wide range of international partners throughout the world. These international partners assist local students directly: guiding them through the wide selection of U.S. universities and programs, assisting with the application process, applying for the appropriate visas, and assisting with study abroad preparation.

ECC is an institutional member of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) and is committed to collaborating with overseas representatives who adhere to AIRC's best practice guidelines. All our international partners are certified by a reputable accrediting body (i.e. AIRC, ICEF, British Council, Australian Government, Chinese Ministry of Education). Our international partners are trained by ECC to gain knowledge of ECC academic programs, the application process, and campus and city culture. Our primary goal is to partner together to assist students in making the best choice for their academic future.

For further information about becoming an international partner or information about student applications, please contact the Center for Global Engagement at or complete the International Partner Interest Form.

Current international partner? Access the ECC Information Portal for International Partners.


Center for Global Engagement

Building B, Room B105

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