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Integrated Learning-Living Communities

The Curiosity in the Classroom Experience

Dr. Said Elhamri (PHY), a coordinator for the Curiosity in the Classroom Integrated Learning-Living Community, recently received feedback from a CIC student from his fall 2018 class. The student perfectly describes the spirit in which the ILLC was designed to benefit students:

"The Education ILLC (Curiosity in the Classroom) was an amazing experience. On the first day of classes, I already knew a majority of my peers because they all lived in my hallway. Every week we walked to Fitz together for our lecture and to the Adele center for seminar. Together we attended classes and ILLC events, many of which involved inspiring professors and speakers that ignited my passion for teaching."

"Walking to class, working on homework, and talking in the hallway, all of these little moments spent together have formed incredible bonds that can’t be shared with anyone else because what we share is far more than an interest in teaching. We are bound by our shared experience of the first semester of college. We share the incredible journey of living away from home and away from our families, as UD became our home and we became family."

"The friends we have found through the ILLC will be our support system as we navigate not only the rest of college but our first year as teachers and every year after that."

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