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North Central College offering record number of study abroad opportunities

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Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307,

Feb. 22, 2010—North Central College is offering students a record number of opportunities to study abroad this year.

Students may choose from 10 different programs that will visit 13 different countries during the College’s D-Term in December 2010. The courses are available to all students; even incoming freshman in fall 2010 are eligible to enroll in some D-Term courses abroad.

New D-Term courses this year include studies in India, Turkey, Spain, Northern Ireland, Peru and Rome. Repeat offerings include Brazil, London and France. A study tour to Greece has been expanded to include Turkey, and a course that traces the Holocaust experience from Germany to Israel will include Poland this year.

The courses cover such topics as history, politics, art, culture, language and architecture. Many of the two- and three-credit courses offered during D-Term, or December Term, fulfill the College’s requirement for intercultural study.

Each D-Term course abroad is taught by one or two North Central faculty. Each course includes at least 10 and no more than 20 students. Coursework during the study tours includes keeping a journal or blog, attending lectures and completing a paper or project at the course’s completion. Each course also allows ample time for sightseeing, and no previous foreign language experience is required to participate.

Visit to learn more about North Central’s study abroad opportunities, or contact Dr. John Shindler, director of International Programs and professor of English, at or 630-637-5287.

The College will hold an informational session for students on Tuesday, April 13, and an information session for parents on May 8.

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the College will hold its annual Midwest Students Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference. The conference is an opportunity for students who have studied abroad to learn about international opportunities in careers, continued education, volunteer work; how to internationalize their resumes; and to share photos and stories with interested peers. The conference is designed to help students make the best possible use of their study abroad experience as they begin to plan their futures.

About North Central College
Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in Naperville, Ill., North Central is recognized as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, which cites it as one of the top six schools in the Midwest for “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching”; as “a college for high-achieving students” by Peterson’s Competitive Colleges; and as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes. For more information about North Central College visit