North Central College - Naperville, IL

Marie Butnariu


One reason Marie Butnariu chose North Central is its D-Term study abroad opportunities. “At Orientation, I met a professor who—within a few words—asked me if I would be interested in traveling to France for credit during D-Term. It was like he had read my mind!”

Marie’s trip to France brought her to sites representing key moments, events and eras in French history. The trip demonstrated how the past has shaped and continues to shape French culture. Marie highly recommends the class. “The professor structured it in such a way that it felt like a journey through time,” she says.

“The entire adventure was fascinating. There were many amazing moments during the trip, including a hail storm in Angers, deep conversations about the values of life while traveling by train, and Paris at night, which was my favorite.”