Freshman International Experiences Offered
NMU will offer two short-term study abroad programs this summer to give first-time freshmen an enhanced global perspective before they arrive on campus.
The programs will be held Aug. 7-15 in England and Quebec. Each has a specific theme and is worth two academic credits, with coursework continuing throughout the fall semester.
In England, students will be enrolled in “A History of England through the Arts.” They will visit London’s historic sites, such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, House of Parliament and major museums. They also will participate in walking tours tracing literary, political and pop culture landmarks. Paul Truckey (CAPS) and Dan Truckey (Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center) will lead the London arts program.
Quebec will be part of the “French Canadian Culture and Civilization” course. Students will visit historic Quebec City and go on to explore Canada’s modern-day French culture in Montreal. Tara Foster (Modern Languages and Literatures) is the faculty leader, accompanied by Susan Morgan (International Programs) as the staff leader. They secured a grant of $8,000 Canadian dollars through the Government of Canada’s Student Mobility Program to support NMU's Quebec program and defray some costs of student travel.
All freshmen admitted in good standing for summer and fall 2010 were invited to apply. Program fees range from $1,900 to $3,000.