The Verandah Experience invites students to explore the people and places that make college life - both on- and off-campus - a memorable exchange of ideas.

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Experience the historic civil rights movement in Alabama. Study architectural treasures. Attend an international film festival. Or just enjoy the exchange of ideas with professors and other students.

The Verandah Experience invites students to explore the people and places that make college life - both on- and off-campus - a memorable exchange of ideas.

You’ll move outside the usual class structures to exercise your imagination in a wholly untraditional way.

Each year North Central College faculty design Verandah Experiences to be intellectually and personally stimulating for both students and faculty. Operating on a pass/no pass basis, these courses may offer academic credit without traditional exams, papers or course evaluations. A Verandah classroom could be almost anywhere -- a neighboring community, city, state or country or on-campus. Wherever your Verandah calls home, it will be an educational experience you won't soon forget.

Past North Central Verandah courses have included:

  • Learning from the Chicago International Film Festival
  • Theatre in Chicago
  • Mathematics of Square Dancing
  • Face to Face: Connecting Cultures/Crossing Borders
  • Exploring Christmas Traditions
  • Contemporary Art in Chicago
  • Community Action in Theory and Practice
  • Learning through Dramatic Inquiry

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