Campus in Skokie
Computer Systems Institute’s Skokie campus is located in Cook County in a suburb of Chicago. We are 1/4 mile west of the Edens Expressway (I-94) and approximately 200 yards north of the Skokie Swift (CTA Yellow Line), a major train and bus hub. Skokie is conveniently located only 16 miles north/northwest of downtown Chicago, making it very accessible for students who live outside the city to travel into the city.
Sights around Skokie
While students can conveniently travel from Skokie to Chicago by using public transportation, there are also things to see in Skokie itself. Students can explore what American life is like in smaller communities.Downtown Skokie (the Village Green) hosts many events throughout the summer, including restaurant discount days and farmers’ markets. Every May, a two-day Festival of Cultures is held in Oakton Park, featuring various activities, food, and entertainment from countries around the world. To learn more about their new home, students can visit the Skokie Heritage Museum and find out about the area’s history and what life was like in the 19th century.
English as a Second Language (ESL), English, Business English, and Computer Science Foundation Programs in Skokie
Computer Systems Institute offers a number of English and professional programs at the Skokie campus.
ESL programs are designed for learners who wish to improve their English language skills or prepare to enter a U.S. college or university. ESL programs are for English learners of any skill level. Courses cover vocabulary and conversation, writing and grammar, and reading strategies.
English programs are for students with advanced English proficiency who want to hone their skills in writing, literature, or communication through college-level courses.
Business English programs offer career-oriented students an opportunity to gain practical training in the customer service, hospitality, or business administration field. All Business English programs include externships as a core component of each course.
The Computer Science Foundation program is also offered at the Skokie campus. This one-year program is a rigorous course of study that prepares students for careers in high-growth fields.
To learn more about programs offered on the Skokie campus, please contact an international admissions representative.