DeKalb, Illinois, États-Unis


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About This Center

ELS/DeKalb is located on Northern Illinois University’s (NIU) main campus, just 104 kilometers west of downtown Chicago. The campus consists of 64 major building located on more than 300 hectares with an enrollment of about 25,000 students. DeKalb is a friendly university community with both urban and rural roots and has an affordable cost of living. NIU is a thriving university that attracts students from around the globe, while serving its students with 63 undergraduate majors and 79 graduate programs, including 11 Ph.D. programs, doctoral degrees in education and the Juris Doctorate.

385 Wirtz Drive, DeKalb, Illinois, États-Unis

Great Things to See and Do


(815) 753-4600

  • Partner University
    • Northern Illinois University
  • Housing Options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (On Campus)
  • Center Facilities
  • A dynamic university community featuring a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities, with over 300 student clubs and organizations active on campus and numerous museums, cafes, and recreation centers all situated within green spaces and connected by the NIU Huskie bus system, which also serves the city of DeKalb and can take students to local supermarkets and shops.
  • This institution is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Students with suggestions or complaints may contact:

    Illinois Board of Higher Education
    1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
    Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
    (217) 782-2551

Housing Options


The people of the American Midwest are famous for their warmth, openness, and hospitality, and at the homes of the host families of ELS DeKalb students find out why. Many of our host families work at or have connections to Northern Illinois University and the international student community. DeKalb and close neighbor Sycamore offer many beautiful residential neighborhoods with well-maintained houses and well-groomed lawns. In the spring and summer, families enjoy cookouts, sports, and outdoor games. In the fall, it's fun to walk among the trees with their leaves changing color, and in the winter there are snowmen to build and snowball fights to win or lose and cozy hearths near which to warm up.

  • Cost per Session
  • $980
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week

Student Residence (On Campus)

  • ELS students staying in Neptune Hall enjoy the following amenities at no additional charge:
  • Laundry facilities
  • Student Art Gallery
  • Music practice rooms
  • Dance studio
  • Art/drafting room
  • Wi-Fi with high-speed internet access in every room
  • 24-hour computer lab
  • Study rooms
  • Community Safety Center
  • Full service cafeteria
  • After-hours snack bar

  • Cost per Session
  • $832
  • Occupancy
  • Double
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included. Students will have $50 added to their NIU student accounts (OneCard) each session.