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Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education

The World Is Our Classroom

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education supports a diverse range of academic offerings and events at COD. 

Field Studies offers credit courses that combine classroom work with empirical field experiences. Classes are experience based and faculty led. Courses include Arts and Culture, Interdisciplinary Learning Communities, Outdoor Adventure, and Science and Nature. The courses vary from local to international destinations. Study Abroad courses immerse you in culture and language. Short term, summer and semester-long opportunities abound. Global Education transcends borders and expands horizons through on-campus cultural events. 

Some students enroll in courses to earn credit toward a degree or certificate; others are interested in learning wilderness skills or visiting a particular destination. Still others desire to explore new cultures and countries. You are welcome to join us, whatever your interest.

COD Stories

Nathan Hambel

"It was because of Field Studies that I fell in love with outdoor recreation and decided that I wanted to find a way to make a career out of it." - Nathan Hambel

Nathan's COD Story

COD Stories

Bella Kelly

"Getting to stay with a French family and being fully immersed in French culture and meeting people from all over the world gave me a new perspective on our country and my place in the world." - Bella Kelly

Bella's COD Story

COD Stories

Emily Quesada-Glanz

"Make the most out of your time at COD because I promise you're going to miss it after leaving." - Emily Quesada-Glanz

Emily's COD Story

COD Stories

Grace Brannen

"College of DuPage was a great start to my college career and I got a great education. I was so focused on going away that I didn’t realize the resources I had right in front of me." - Grace Brannen

Grace's  COD Story

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Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356
Email: fssa@cod.edu
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