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The 2022 Collegiate Immersion Program in America

The Elmhurst University 2022 Summer Collegiate Immersion Program in America gives international students the opportunity to study in the United States alongside domestic students and earn college credit from a highly ranked, selective university.

The program offers a rich, intensive academic and cultural experience similar to what collegiate life is like in the U.S.—and more.

Students also will be immersed in the excitement of a busy Chicago summer, with weekday and weekend activities starting with Fourth of July festivities, then ranging from high-end shopping to an athletic event, along with world-class sightseeing and world-renowned dining.

This year’s program will take place July 2–July 24, 2022, at Elmhurst University.

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Summer Immersion Program Course and Workshops

Students take one class and participate in college success workshops.

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the various facets of international business. Starting with basic trade theories, it covers the mechanics of the foreign exchange market, international finance and accounting, marketing, cultural differences, and management strategy under the international environment, organizational structure and practices of the multinational company, and international institutional arrangements.

Preparing and Transitioning for College Success workshops show international students how to succeed at an American university. In the workshops, students will explore topics related to the admission process and academic programs. They will also receive career development tips and more.

Program Itinerary

Download the 2022 Itinerary (PDF)

Registration and Payment Information

The registration deadline for the summer immersion program is Sunday, May 1, 2022.

For students taking the program for transcripted credit, the cost is $3,995 USD and includes tuition, housing, meals, admission fees and local transportation to and from co-curricular activities while on campus.

For students who wish to attend the program without receiving university credit, the cost is $3,995 USD.

Additional costs include roundtrip airfare, transportation costs to and from the airport, and supplemental health insurance coverage (if the student’s current health insurance does not cover medical expenses incurred in the United States).


Scholarships for Collegiate Immersion Summer Program Students

  • Secondary school students applying to the Collegiate Immersion Program may be eligible for scholarships between $500 and $1,000 USD upon application to the CIP program based on the student’s video and transcript.

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