Center for International Studies

Places Students Visit

Part of the WESL Institute Mission is to prepare students socially and culturally for future academic work as well as personal growth. WESL offers its students the opportunity to learn about American culture in the Midwest as it relates to the curriculum.  That is, their participation in and out of class activities reinforces and provides a real-life experience supportive of what they learn in the classroom so they can develop social responsibility. Students typically participate in at least two field trips per semester.  Areas of interest for cultural and social growth include the following cities, where most field trips take place:

Chicago - Walk the Magnificent Mile, visit museums, etc.
Chicago                  museum field trip 2012
 

               2013 Royal Thai in Chicago 2013 Thai Scholars

     

 

St. Louis

 

St. Louis – visit the arch of St. Louis, riverboat cruise, zoo, Six Flags amusement park, etc 

 

 

 


Peoria

 

Peoria -visit headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc. – of special interest for students interested in pursuing careers   in business and/or agriculture, Wildlife Park, etc.

 

 


Quad city

 

 Quad Cities - visit headquarters of John Deere, Inc., Putnam Museum and IMAX theater, etc.

 

 

 

Springfield

Springfield - visit the old and new State Capitols as well as the Lincoln sites:  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, the Lincoln Home, the Lincoln tomb, and New Salem, where Lincoln spent much of his youth following his family’s move from Kentucky to Illinois.


 

 

 

 

Macomb

 

 

Annual Macomb Hot Air Balloon Festival (September)