Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

International Profile

Come and let God transform you.

Moody Bible Institute prepares you to transform the world for Christ. You’ll gain insight of the Bible and theology while sharpening your practical skills, and you’ll receive ministry and career experience to broaden your opportunities after graduation. Earn your degree on our Chicago campus and get experience doing what you learn about in the classroom. Study at the Spokane Aviation campus to become a world-class mechanic or aviator. Join the world’s most influential Bible college and become a part of generations of innovators and ministry leaders! 

Why Moody Bible Institute?
Academics:  Your education at Moody begins with the Word, no matter your major. Whether you’re in the classroom or online, you’ll be able to choose from more than 20 areas of study and gain a foundational knowledge of the Bible and theology. You’ll understand the methodology and gain skills to thoughtfully analyze, interpret, and apply Scripture wherever God calls you. 

Student life: We have more than 40 student organizations, each with a specific focus, giving you the opportunity to lead, learn, and serve. From leadership and cross-cultural learning to media and personal wellness, our student organizations will help you discover your talents and broaden your knowledge of the world. And if you love sports, you’ll become part of a family of national champions! Our NCCAA, intramural, and club sports teams create an engaging and vibrant campus community.

Spiritual enrichment: At Moody, you will be inspired to grow spiritually and encouraged to practice ministry in every aspect of your life. You’ll have the opportunity to apply what you learn in the classroom to ministry experiences, internships, conferences, and mission trips. We also hold chapel services three times a week so all our students can foster a close-knit campus community and feel supported in their spiritual growth. Each chapel is led by Moody faculty, our president, and renowned Christian speakers.

Tuition grant: Want to go to college without breaking the bank? All students at the Chicago campus receive a full-tuition scholarship sponsored by Moody donors.

Come and let God transform you. Leave and let God transform the world through you. 

International Students

Moody boasts a large international student population with over 200 students from more than 50 countries and six continents, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, South Korea, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. We also have over 100 "missionary kid" students from every corner of the globe.

These students help to create a diverse learning community that contributes a positive influence on students, staff and faculty.

Resources for International Students

The International Student Office, located on Moody's Chicago Campus, facilitates all aspects of international student support including:
• assisting with enculturation to life in the United States
• keeping abreast of immigration regulations
• facilitating international student and missionary kid groups

The International Student Office also holds International Student and Missionary Kid Orientations each semester. This is a valuable time where international students and missionary kids arrive before other incoming freshmen and take part in activities and seminars to assist them in getting used to life in the United States. Most importantly, orientation provides the opportunity for international students to make lasting friendships that often continue well beyond their Moody years.

Find additional information about the ISO office by visiting the International Students Office section on or if you have any questions, you can contact our office at:

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “At Moody, you’ll find community in your Bro-Sis [residential program], at your on-campus job, in your major, or on your floor. The people at Moody are so invested in ministry and in you. They’ll be your lifelong friends.”

    • Yangla ’20
      Elementary Education
  • “The professors want to talk about your skills and abilities and show you what kind of ministry is best for you, even if it’s not youth ministry at a local church. My professors were my favorite part of the program.”

    • Tim ’17
      Youth Ministry
  • “I love my Practical Christian Ministry and the children, community, and families I get to serve. My mentors have been incredible in my life. They pair my training with my Moody education to help me grow.”

    • Emily ’21
      Ministry to Women