In December, students take advantage of life-changing study abroad opportunities.
Jan. 24, 2011—North Central College’s trimester format offers students a break from regular classes between Thanksgiving and the new year. During December—or D-Term—students can take advantage of North Central’s study abroad opportunities.
The Office of International Programs welcomes 41 new students who are part of a record 54 nonimmigrant international students enrolled at North Central College this fall.
They come from 28 countries and include new first year and transfer students, returning students, eight graduate students, 16 new exchange students and five who are sponsored by the Global UGRAD program.
The travel bug bit Priscilla during her years at North Central. She studied abroad in Angers, France, during fall term of her junior year. Other trips took her to Greece, to Kenya for a research project and to Guatemala to learn about coffee production through Enactus. "Once you start traveling, you get addicted," she says. "Every time you experience a new culture, you come back with fresh insights about a global or personal issue."
Priscilla knows she chose the right place to continue the French studies she started in high school and to prepare for a career in international relations. "North Central courses are small, and the professors will alter their syllabus to help us grasp the concepts," she says. "It’s very easy to get individual attention and ask for help here."
Sarah Kurpiel will be presenting her academic work at an international convention in St. Louis.
Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306
March 16, 2010--During North Central College's spring break, senior Sarah Kurpiel will head a few hours south of her Naperville campus and Downers Grove residence, but not for fun in the sun. She will be presenting her academic work at an international convention in St. Louis.
Presenting academic work at an international convention in St. Louis is how one student will spend her spring break. Sarah Kurpiel ’10, majoring in English literature and French, will present her paper titled “Where’s Antonio Then?: Locating the Inclusions and Exclusions of Antonio in Two Film Versions of Twelfth Night” at the Sigma Tau Delta 2010 International Convention in St. Louis March 17-20.
More than 15 years ago, the African nation of Rwanda experienced a devastating war caused by genocide, and as the country continues to heal, its past, present and future affect North Central College students, faculty and alumni.