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CSI has partnered with ESL Academy and Indiana Wesleyan University to Provide English as a Second Language (ESL) and Degree Programs.

Why CSI:

There’s enough stress learning how to fit into a new culture. Finances shouldn’t add to it. To make life easier for our students, we try and keep our tuition affordable. Business Career Program starts at only $1,250 tuition per quarter.

  • Payment Plan Options
  • Lower cost per hour compared to competitors
  • Free individual tutoring for students
  • Day/Evening/Weekend schedules
  • Promotes Work-Life Balance
  • Classes Only 2 to 3 days a week
  • A variety of business, technology, and healthcare programs
  • Personalized guidance from experienced instructors
  • Lab hours
  • Advanced skills to achieve their personal and professional goals
  • Career and job placement services
  • Industry relevant certification preparation
  • Course related field trips

A fundamental component of our programs is for students to supplement classroom learning with externships. To do this, international students are issued work authorization through CPT (Curricular Practical Training) or OPT (Optional Practical Training).

Our programs provide the essential knowledge and skills necessary to land a job, perform on a job confidently and professionally beginning day one, and build a long-term successful career.

Each program includes:


  • Ability to work while you study
  • Time to thoroughly grasp the material and gain skills
  • Ability to build a portfolio to present to employers
  • Personalized, step-by-step guidance through the application process
  • Convenient Scheduling
    • Classes 7 days a week
    • Morning/Evening/Weekend Schedule options
  • Multilingual staff
  • Campus locations in Chicago and Allston/Boston

We have campuses in two of the United States’ greatest cities. This offers students the ability to learn about American culture in ways that can’t be taught in the classroom.

  • Commuter friendly
    All campuses are accessible through public transit. Skokie and Charlestown have student parking available. All campuses are within driving distance from the respective downtowns of Chicago and Boston.

We know how difficult it is to apply to become an international student. Our admissions staff is highly trained in the F-1 process to help you from start to finish, from filling out paperwork, and scheduling classes.

Students at CSI are supported by the highly qualified teams of CSI professionals who work with you so you can timely progress toward your goal and according to your plan.

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Over 30 Years of Helping Students Succeed

CSI has been helping individuals get the training they need to enter rewarding new careers for over 30 years. We have helped thousands of students create positive, lasting change in their lives. We have an established reputation and we’ve proven we’ll be around for years to come – so you can rely on us, even after you graduate.

#WHYCSI – Most international schools have ESL program, and then I found CSI’s skill building programs in particular the Small Business Administrator program. The SBA program appealed to me because I dreamt of someday starting up a company of my own. Usually international students that come to the US do not get an advantage learn about small business experiences. The SBA class gave me useful information on small business environment in Illinois, and introduced me to SCORE a mentoring program from senior business advising to bookkeeping.

Zinone Lee

#WHYCSI – I come to CSI two days a week, it’s a flexible schedule. The teachers here are really helping. They value your opinion, and it’s not just what you learn and what they teach. The admissions are very flexible as well. What we learned here is not only a language, and the cultural as well which come with the language. And when you go back to your country you can work in different area, and do some real thing in our life. So I would recommend everyone to join CSI!

Faisal Syed

#WHYCSI – This is a great place to start your new life in the US, and it’s a very nice school to learn a different language, to meet wonderful people, to make friends, to achieve your dream, and I can’t think a better words as this is the best school ever. Please come here, you’ll never forget this experience!

Daria Korteva

#WHYCSI – I choose CSI because the location is pretty good. They have a station like two blocks away. Also, they always keep classrooms and kitchen very clean. I’d like to say what I most like in CSI are the teachers, most of them are very friendly, helpful, and they have great knowledge about what they are teaching us.

Jomar de Oliveira Jr.

For over 30 years, CSI has provided academic and career-focused education that enables students to achieve their professional and personal goals. You can obtain business, technology, or healthcare knowledge while building meaningful connections, working on job search skills, and preparing for your future career!

Started: 1989
Accredited: For postsecondary, non-degree granting, career and technology programs by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000
Approved By: Illinois Board of Higher Education
Licensed By: Division of Occupational Licensure, Office of Private Occupational Schools
Certified By: SEVP to enroll F1 International students
Locations: Chicago, Skokie, Lombard, Charlestown, Allston, Worcester
Number of Graduates: over 20,000
Current Number of Students: approximately 2,000
Career Paths: Customer Experience, Computer Technology, Healthcare, Business Management
Number of Educational Programs/Concentrations: 11
Services: Admissions, Academics, Student Services, Career Services, International Student Services
Practical Experience: CPT, OPT

Why CSI?

  • Affordable tuition rates
  • Convenient class schedules & campus locations
  • Personalized, step-by-step guidance through the application process

Learn more about why students like us here.


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