NMU Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs

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Join an NMU Faculty-led study abroad program

What is a faculty-led study abroad program?

  • Academic courses initiated, organized, and carried out by NMU faculty, with assistance from the International Programs office.

  • Involve classroom meetings and coursework before and/or after travel abroad.

  • Experience-rich, with cultural activities, visits to museums and performances, field studies, guest lectures, and more.

  • Count for direct NMU credit.

  • International program fee covers housing, ground transportation, some meals, cultural activities, and other local arrangements.

  • Financial aid can apply.

  • Students interested in participating in a FLSA must turn in the completed FLSA Application to the International Programs office, 2101 Hedgcock.

  • After review by the faculty leader(s), successful applicants will receive an admission packet with follow-up forms and a set of deposit slips specific to their program account. While a deposit is not required with your FLSA application, you must pay the deposit by the due date in order to secure your place in the program. Questions? Contact goabroad@nmu.edu.  For additional information about a specific program, please contact the course instructor or International Programs at 227-2510

    2014 Proposed Programs*


The culture, history and beauty of Vienna, Austria – a World Heritage historic site. Students take daily courses in intensive German language at Cultura Wien and visit historic sites.


HE/NU 386: Interdisciplinary Study in Global Health - Latin America moves its home base this year to beautiful Belize. You will combine academic studies with service learning that really makes an impact.

Costa Rica

Eco-tourism and ecology of Costa Rica’s remote and wild Nicoya Peninsula. Learn basics of outdoor recreation management in tropical areas, Costa Rican natural history, and parks management.


Take a step back in time. Discover the people, culture and history of Cuba.  A unique opportunity that very few U.S. students have experienced!  May count for upper level Spanish language, but no previous language study is necessary.


Visual Arts of Japan is a 4 credit Winter II course with travel in May 2014.  Join Professor Mits Oba (AD) as we travel to home base in beautiful Hikone, Japan, on the shores of Lake Biwa. Field trips to Ikaruga, Nara, Kyoto and practice in the traditional arts of tea ceremony, calligraphy, and ikebana.  Course ends with two days exploring downtown Tokyo.


Full immersion Spanish Language program in the heart of Pure Spain - Salamanca.  Home to the 3rd oldest University in Western Europe - Salamanca is a lively city with gracious parks, a winding river, and sandstone buildings that give the city its nickname, La Ciudad Dorada (The Golden City).




This wildly successful program combines biology/ecology studies with the adventures awaiting you in the heart of Safari Country.  Tour Victoria Falls and the Upper Zambezi River; trace the steps of Dr. Livingstone, and - of course - see African wildlife in its natural habitat.  For more information, "Like" NMU Zambassadors-2014 on Facebook.
*All programs subject to change. Minimum enrollment requirements must be met for courses to occur.