Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education

The world is our classroom.

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education support 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 lead. 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.

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


  • Student Spotlight: Young Hak Ahn

    Young Hak AhnField Studies

    Through learning foreign languages and experiencing other environments, you can expand your vision of the world. People in different countries express ideas and emotions in different ways, so understanding how they communicate makes it easier to not offend themIt’s close to home and I love taking classes here. I’m considering going to France again next year, but I will certainly continue to take classes because I still want to gain more knowledge.

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  • Student Spotlight: Cassidy McGinn

    Cassidy McGinnField Studies

    I transferred to College of DuPage to save money. I was worried about the stigma of being at a community college, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made so far in my college career. I want my life to be about having experiences, and I want a career that is impactful, such as working with a nonprofit.

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