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

    2015 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.


France - French Studies

More information to follow.

France and England -Origins of Photography

More information to follow.


Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: From Conflict to Peace is a 4-hour Criminal Justice course (Winter 2015) with tent-day travel in May to the cities of Belfast and Londonderry, in Northern Ireland (UK).  Program includes a possible conclusion in Dublin.  The course focus is on the origins and nature of the long-running Irish conflict and its resolution - its impact on the criminal justice system, the family, and the economy of Northern Ireland.


Poland - Recreational Studies

This course focuses on the Ecology and EcoTourism in the  Carpathian Mountain Range of Poland.  Students will be taught by national park guides who epxlain the unique flora, fauna and cultural history of this rugged setting. This program offers the opportunity to collaborate with international partners in exploring sustainable practices in outdoor management.  

Spain - Advanced Spanish Language

This program offers 8 summer credits of Advanced Spanish Language.  Set in the historic city of Salamanca, Spain.  


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