Field and Experiential Learning
The world is our classroom.
Field and Experiential Learning is an academic program at COD offering credit courses that combine classroom work with empirical field experience. Classes are experience based/faculty facilitated. The instructor's role is largely that of a facilitator who helps learning take place. Courses are grouped into four categories: Weekend and Outdoor, Natural Science, Social Science and Cultural, and International. Classes may be taken in any order or combination.
Some students enroll to earn credit toward a degree or certificate; others are interested in learning about or visiting a particular destination. Still others are interested in learning outdoor or wilderness skills. You are welcome, whatever your interests.
Important Information for Students Traveling Abroad:
The safety and well being of our students studying abroad is always our first priority. Faculty leaders, program coordinators and administrators regularly monitor situations that potentially pose risk to our students abroad.
It is important for students to feel confident and secure as they embark on an international program. Some students may have concerns about traveling abroad during this period of uncertainty due to global conflicts. We will continue to monitor the travel situation for our students in the field, as well as students who are registered for upcoming classes. Of course we would cancel any program that we determine seriously endangers the safety and well being of our students and staff.
We monitor regularly the U.S. Department of State's website and cancel all classes for which travel warnings have been issued. You are encouraged to review the U.S. State Department website to become informed about travel advisories so that you can make an informed decision to participate in this study abroad experience.
Please feel free to contact us at 942-2356 with additional questions or concerns.
Field and Experiential Learning/Study Abroad
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356
Maren McKellin, Manager
Field Studies Center (West Campus):
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425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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