Preparation for the Program

If accepted into the program, you will be notified by the first week of February. Once accepted, you will need to follow the instructions below.

Arrival and Departure

Please plan your travel to bring you to Wheaton on Saturday June 10th. College housing is not available before then. This will give you time to settle in before the program begins. The last day of class is Thursday, July 20th so plan your departure accordingly. You must be out of college housing no later than Friday, July 21st.

Medical Requirements

The one medical requirement before you arrive will be to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire, which will direct whether you will need further TB testing. Student Health Services at Wheaton College will be emailing you directly with the questionnaire and can answer any questions you have regarding the requirement. 

Purchasing Tickets

You will be reimbursed for your travel costs after your arrival in Wheaton. Program funding covers reasonable round trip air fare between your home country and Chicago O'Hare airport. If you wish to include travel before or after attending the tutorial you are responsible for those additional costs. Please save and bring all receipts with you.


You will be living on campus in Wheaton College owned apartments and will likely have a roommate or apartment mate from the program. All bedroom and bath linens are provided. You will be responsible for laundering your linens each week. Meals will be provided at the college food service Monday through Friday. You will receive a food allowance for the weekends.



Mail from home should be addressed to:
Your Name
c/o Graduate School European Summer Scholar Program
Graduate School Dean’s Office (BGC 200)
Wheaton College
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187 U.S.A.


You will not have telephone access while you are in Wheaton. Be prepared to use your cell phone or Skype through the computer for these communication needs.

Internet Access

All Wheaton College residences include internet access. During orientation on the first Monday of the program, you will receive instruction in using this system. 

Weather in Chicago

You will want to bring clothes that help you be cool in very warm weather, as you will be in Wheaton during the very hottest months of our year! It is very humid in the mid-west so you will want to dress as comfortably as possible. Most people on campus dress very casually during the summer you are not expected to wear professional clothes every day.

Actually, you will see many students in shorts and tee shirts, which is very acceptable. You will want to bring clothing suitable for church on Sunday, but most local church attenders also dress quite casually in the summer. The college fitness center and swimming pool are available for your use-bring your swimming suit.