ELS DeKalb is located 100 kilometers west of Chicago on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. For more information check the school website.
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  • 1100 - 1500
    Living Costs per Month
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DeKalb is a family-friendly and safe city with a low cost of living, complete with seasonal outdoor activities and the charm of a small city. The excitement, culture, and opportunities of Chicago are easily accessible.


  • Homestay
  • Student Residence (On Campus)


  • Northern Illinois University Anthropology Museum: Learn about the cultures of Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and the Southwest and Plains Native Americans.
  • Midwest Museum of Natural History: This museum, featuring over 100 animal displays from North America and Africa, is located in nearby Sycamore.


  • Day Trips/Weekends Away: The energy of Chicago is only about an hour’s drive away.

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