Featured Study Abroad:
Macerata, Italy , Winter 2014
Experience the beauty of rural Italy, including the beaches of the Adriatic Sea, coastal cliffs of Mt. Conero , thermal baths and underground caverns , and much more. Macerata is a perfect location for your study abroad - a place to immerse yourself in the "real" Italy.
1. Investigate Your Goals
Ask yourself the following questions: Where in the world do I want to go? What do I want to study in the foreign country? Do I want to learn a language or take classes in
English... Or both? In what type of an environment do I want to study? Do I want to stay with a host family or in a dorm?
2. Get the Info
3. Know the Different Types of Program Models
There are many types of programs, including exchanges, faculty-led, short-term, long-term, student teaching, volunteer, and internships abroad. Click here to read about program models , then take a look at the different countries where these programs offer study abroad experiences.
4. Select a Program
When selecting a program and country for your study abroad experience, keep in mind the following:
Academic quality : Do the individual course descriptions compare to similar credit loads on the NMU campus? Can you access the actual syllabi?
Price: What is included in the quoted program fee? Does the price include housing and meals? Course-related field excursions? Airfare and personal spending money are generally not included.
Housing/Meals: Does the program place students with host families? Shared flats or residence housing? What about meals?
Scholarships: Are scholarships available?
Deadlines: What is the deadline for applying?
5. Meet your Study Abroad Adviser
Once you have have selected your program--or you have at least a few that interest you-- contact the International Programs Office to set up an appointment with a study abroad adviser: 227-2510 or email@example.com .
6. Start the Application Process
Take a look at the study abroad checklist and begin the application process.