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, and Xian, China,17 times collectively. In addition to her academic interests, Professor Jaco enjoys music, art and architecture, and traveling.


Co Director - Felipe Armas

Felipe Armas began teaching at College of DuPage as an Adjunct Professor of Spanish 12 years ago. Having an M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College, he then took the opportunity to become a full-time faculty member in COD's Psychology program. He teaches a variety of courses, including Physiological Psychology (an Introduction to Neuroscience), which is his favorite subject. Professor Armas grew up in northern and central Mexico, and graduated as a psychologist from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. He enjoys learning about world cultures, particularly music from around the world, past and present. He has been a faculty advisor for the International Students Club at COD in years past. He also enjoys working with students who have a desire to learn about and from other cultures.


Contact Information

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

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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