COD Summer Study Abroad/Language Intensive
These summer programs are led by COD faculty.
- Costa Rica
A month-long program in San Jose, which offers total immersion in Costa Rican culture and intensive Spanish language study at all levels. Earn seven credits in Spanish and Humanities.
- France Experience French language, culture and joie de vivre (joy of life) while living in Bordeaux for a month this summer. Earn seven credits in French and Humanities
A month-long program in Kyoto, which offers total immersion in Japanese culture and intensive Japanese language study at all levels. Earn seven credits in Japanese and Humanities.
- Spain Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture as you explore magnificent castles and royal palaces in Madrid. Enjoy centuries of artistic treasures. Earn six to seven credits in Spanish and Humanities.
- Germany Coming in June 2014, earn up to seven credits while learning German and living in either Berlin or Leipzig, Germany. For information, contact Barbel Thoens-Masghati, assistant professor of languages, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field and Experiential Learning at COD
Field Studies use the world as their classroom. COD faculty-led courses combine significant classroom content with non-classroom field experiences in locations throughout the United States and the world. International opportunities through College of DuPage Field Studies in 2013, include: Belize; Canada; Costa Rica; Cuba; England; France; Galapagos Islands; Italy; Japan; Mexico; and Viet Nam.
Consortial Semester and Summer Study Abroad
COD students can choose to study abroad almost anywhere in the world, for a summer or a full semester. These programs are organized and led by other colleges. COD students participate through agreements that allow them to earn COD credit and maintain financial aid through COD. The Study Abroad staff will assist students in researching the numerous study abroad options available through consortial programs. Begin searching at the following web sites, just a few of the many options. Then schedule an appointment with us to discuss the next step toward your study abroad adventure.
www.icisp.org - Illinois Consortium of International Studies and Programs (ICISP) is a consortium of community colleges that offer study abroad in Spain, England, Ireland, Austria, Costa Rica and China. COD is one of the founding institutes of ICISP and coordinates the Costa Rica program.
www.ccisabroad.org - College Consortium of International Studies (CCIS) is a consortium of two and four year institutions around the US, offering more than 50 different summer and semester-long study abroad options in 31 countries.
www.usac.unr.edu - University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) has provided university students with study abroad programs for almost 30 years. Located at University of Nevada – Reno, USAC is a non-profit organization with 39 program locations in 24 countries.
www.iiepassport.org – IIEPassport is a comprehensive listing of study abroad resources. The data comes from the Institute of International Education's Academic Year Abroad and Short-term Study Abroad books. Students can search for programs by destination, language, subject and other criteria using a general or advanced search form.
It is possible to use financial aid for study abroad. As student aid varies, please contact the Financial Aid office at (630) 942-2251 to discuss your individual financial aid package. There are many scholarships available for study abroad.
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):
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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