STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

For in-depth information about a particular program, including application deadlines, click on the program links below.

Summer 2022: Thailand

An unprecedented chance for student journalists and photojournalists to work with award-winning journalists in Thailand and explore the topics of animals and environmental impacts of the global pandemic. Student stories and photos have a chance to be published.

This 4-credit (or 6-credits optional) program gives student journalists and photographers an unprecedented opportunity to report on the ground in Thailand under the direction of an award-winning foreign correspondent. Focus is on Thailand’s animals, environment, tourism, and economy.

Photo Credit: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand

There is a virtual pre-departure seminar series to help prepare students for the in-country program. This seminar will focus on Thai politics, history, culture, the economy, human rights, journalism and the environment. Sessions in the series will be recorded.


This program is offered by Hamline University.  Foreign correspondent and New York Times contributor Richard Paddock and Hamline University Professor Suda Ishida will co-lead this summer program. This course is affiliated with Peabody-Award winning Round Earth Media (a program of The International Women’s Media Foundation). Join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to work with a foreign correspondent in Thailand to produce reporting with the possibility of publication. 

See program details here.

Tentative Program dates: Mid-May to early June 2022

Photo by Magda Ehlers

China and Japan
Expand your knowledge of East Asia by studying in both China and Japan in one semester. Your first eight weeks of the fall semester will be in Beijing, PRC (at Beijing Foreign Studies University), followed by seven weeks in Kameoka (at Kyoto Gakuen University), just outside Kyoto, Japan. Intensive Chinese and Japanese language study, culture courses, and field trips included. One week free for travel in October. No prior knowledge of Chinese or Japanese language required for this program. Offered in even numbered years in the Fall by North Central College.

Costa Rica
Spend fall semester studying, living with a host family, and working in Costa Rica–first on the Pacific coast and later in the capital city of San José. Study intensive Spanish for the first eight weeks in Manuel Antonio, followed by a mid-term excursion to Nicaragua. The final six weeks include more Spanish instruction, internships, and volunteer community work in San José. No prior knowledge of Spanish required. Offered in the Fall by North Central College.

Photo by Anna Shvets

Germany – Berlin
“Nazareth-in-Berlin” is a full-time fall semester undergraduate program. Students are encouraged to go in their sophomore or junior year, although some seniors can still fit the program into their major. The program includes humanities courses, a professional internship and language learning. Offered in the Fall by Nazareth College.

  • This Program allows students from any academic major and with little or no experience in the language to become exposed to a European capital city environment and international culture.
  • Students live with English-speaking families and experience European life in the heart of the European Union. The Program offers each student three courses in liberal studies taught in English, one course in German language at the student’s own level (including elementary level), and one credit-bearing internship.
  • Internships in Berlin are available in several professional areas such as: telecommunications; informational technology; media; banking; non-profits; international service organizations; education; molecular and micro-biology research; museums; software development companies; mathematics. Internships are unpaid. Berlin is one of the few places on the European continent where students with limited knowledge of the foreign language can effectively perform in a credit-bearing internship while using the English language.
  • Students take German language courses together with other international students at the Neue Schule and are placed in courses from elementary to advanced, according to their present skills. Further language development takes place in a two-language environment with the host families.

See an overview of the participation process.

View study abroad campus contacts.

Contact Michelle Apuzzio, NACU senior director of programs and communications.