International Studies

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

The International Studies Associate in Arts degree prepares students for analyzing and successfully navigating global issues in our constantly changing world. It provides a global understanding and relevant skills beneficial to various careers. The program prepares students to transfer to a bachelor's degree program at a four-year college or university.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Students take courses in the social and behavioral sciences and humanities to gain a more global perspective, as well as an understanding of other cultures. Students are required to take foreign language courses to deepen their understanding of another culture.

A Quality Education

Students are encouraged to pursue a study-abroad opportunity during their course of study.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including International Club, Student Government Association, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Foreign Service Officer, Translator, International Marketer, International Banking Manager, Professor, Educator, Diplomat, CIA Agent, Travel Agent


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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Allie Scrivner Recognized as a Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar

We cannot successfully make change and improve our world without a globally diverse education and understanding.

Margot Vance, Professor, Humanities
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the International Studies Program?

Gain a global perspective by earning an International Studies Associate in Arts degree. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school coursework in English, history, and foreign language is beneficial.
  5. Involvement with foreign language club, and speech or debate club is helpful.

What Can I Expect As an International Studies Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm