Dr. Edith Jaco
Edith Jaco is a professor of Spanish at College of DuPage. A native of Arequipa, Peru, she holds a B.A. from the Catholic University in Arequipa, an M.A. from University of Illinois-Chicago and a Doctorate in Education from the University Garcilaso de la Vega in Lima, Peru. She has taught at Millersville University (PA) and the University of Illinois-Chicago. Professor Jaco enjoys learning new languages and exploring new cultures and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Western Europe and Latin America, living in Saudi Arabia, England, Egypt, Israel and Spain. Recently she visited Kyoto, Japan, sparking a new interest in learning more about Asia. She is currently studying Chinese in preparation for the 2014 China study abroad program. Professor Jaco has co-directed the College of DuPage Summer Study Abroad Program in San José, Costa Rica, Siena, Italy, and Madrid, Spain 16 times collectively. In addition to her academic interests, she enjoys traveling, reading and music.


Co-Director                                                                                        Zhi Y. Liu, Instructor of French and Chinese
Zhi Y. Liu is an Instructor of Chinese and French at College of DuPage since 1992. A native of Shanghai, China, she holds a B.A. in Modern and Classical French Language and Literature and a minor in Chinese Language from the Shanghai Foreign Language Institute, a M.A. in French Literature from The Ohio State University and finished her Ph.D. courses at University of Maryland. Liu has extensive teaching experience in Chinese. In addition to COD, she has taught different levels of Chinese classes at Bradley University and Elgin Community College. Her teaching philosophy is to guide and mentor students with a caring, inspirational, challenging and secure environment where ideas can be shared and respected.Twice awarded the outstanding adjunct faculty award at COD. During the summer of 2013, she was the co-director of a successful French Study Abroad program to Bordeaux, France. In addition to her academic interests, she enjoys reading, and exploring different cultures and arts.








Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356