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Contact Information

Margaret Stemler, Ed.D.
Director of Faculty and Program Development
National Louis University
aupair.classes@nl.edu
847-905-8018

Chicago Buildings

Program Course Descriptions

The program includes two courses, Course A and Course B, described below.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

In Course A, "American Dreams: You and Your Community," students will identify personal learning goals for their international experience and complete projects and activities that help them to realize these goals. They will interact directly in American life by participating in community-based learning experiences in Chicago and within their own local communities where they live. In addition, students will examine their conflict resolution styles and learn strategies for more effectively resolving conflicts they will encounter while living abroad. They will better understand culture shock and how it can affect them both in the US and when returning home. Finally, students will learn about and experience the rich cultural diversity inherent in US communities, with a specific focus on the city where the course is held.

COST : $295 Class Tuition + $50 Materials/Activity Fees

In Course B, "American Dreams: USA and Chicago in a Nutshell," students' primary learning objective includes gaining a greater understanding of the United States and Chicago. Students will have the opportunity to share their home country's culture with one another and their American student peers, and to compare it to key aspects of American life. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of US customs, rituals, celebrations, and important holidays while also learning about exciting events in US history and current political issues in the US. Students will also have the opportunity to learn a great deal about the city in which the course is held and explore many of the important historical, political, and cultural sites that they learn about in class.

COST : $295 Class Tuition + $50 Materials/Activity Fees

COURSE ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

Students can choose to take either course separately to earn up to 45 educational hours (the equivalent of three credits), or they can register for both Course A and Course B and earn up to a total of 90 educational hours (the equivalent of six credits).

COST FOR COURSE A AND B: $500 Class Tuition + $90 Materials/Activity Fee

 

TAMPA, FLORIDA

In Course A, "American Dreams: You and Your Community," students will identify personal learning goals for their international experience and complete projects and activities that help them to realize these goals. They will interact directly in American life by participating in community-based learning experiences in Tampa and within their own local communities where they live. In addition, students will examine their conflict resolution styles and learn strategies for more effectively resolving conflicts they will encounter while living abroad. They will better understand culture shock and how it can affect them both in the US and when returning home. Finally, students will learn about and experience the rich cultural diversity inherent in US communities, with a specific focus on the city where the course is held.

COST : $295 Class Tuition + $50 Materials/Activity Fees

In Course B, "American Dreams: USA and Tampa in a Nutshell," students' primary learning objective includes gaining a greater understanding of the United States and Tampa. Students will have the opportunity to share their home country's culture with one another and their American student peers, and to compare it to key aspects of American life. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of US customs, rituals, celebrations, and important holidays while also learning about exciting events in US history and current political issues in the US. Students will also have the opportunity to learn a great deal about the city in which the course is held and explore many of the important historical, political, and cultural sites that they learn about in class.

COST : $295 Class Tuition + $50 Materials/Activity Fees

COURSE ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

Students can choose to take either course separately to earn up to 45 educational hours (the equivalent of three credits), or they can register for both Course A and Course B and earn up to a total of 90 educational hours (the equivalent of six credits).

COST FOR COURSE A AND B: $500 Class Tuition + $90 Materials/Activity Fee

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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