Director - Edith Jaco

Edith Jaco is a Professor of Spanish at College of DuPage. A native of Arequipa, Perú, she holds a B.A. from the Catholic University in Arequipa, an M.A. from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Doctorate in Education from the University Garcilaso de la Vega in Lima, Perú. She has taught at Millersville University (PA) and the University of Illinois-Chicago. Professor Jaco has lived in Saudi Arabia, England, Egypt, Israel and Spain. Jaco has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America. She enjoys exploring new cultures and learning languages. Professor Jaco has co-directed the College of DuPage Summer Study Abroad Program in San José, Costa Rica; Siena, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Xian, China, 17 times collectively. In addition to her academic interests, Professor Jaco, enjoys music, art and architecture, and traveling.    

Co-Director - Bonnie Loder
Bonnie Loder is a new Assistant Professor of Spanish at College of DuPage. She previously taught at Penn State University, where she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish American Literature. She has substantial international experience, having studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and later working for one year in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her love of languages brought her back to Mexico in the summer of 2009 when she studied the language and culture of Náhuatl at El Colegio de Jalisco. Bonnie also has experience working with students abroad in Spanish-speaking countries. In May of 2015 she helped lead an educational trip to Havana, Cuba, and she later served on a five-week program in Puebla, Mexico. In addition to her academic interests, Bonnie enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring different cultures and arts. She also hopes to take French classes in the future.



Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356