Study Abroad

There are three main ways you can study abroad at NCU:

  1. NCU Faculty Summer Program (Italy and Mexico for Summer 2020)
  2. Exchange Programs
  3. Semester Study Abroad

NCU Faculty SUMMER Program

Every summer, NCU faculty lead short-term study abroad experiences to various locations for approximately 3 weeks.

The program includes:

  • 3-6 NCU semester credits
  • Airfare and transportation
  • Housing and meals
  • Excursion costs (i.e. entrance fees)


Cost: Approx. $4,700
Trip Dates: May 12-June 6, 2020
Faculty: Dr. Brian Kaelin


Cost: Approx. $2,790
Trip Dates: May 10-June 13, 2020
Faculty: Dr. Ron Palmer


Cost: Approx. $4,890
Trip Dates: Summer 2021
Faculty: Dr. Agam Iheanyi-Igwe


Cost: Approx. $4,400
Trip Dates: Summer 2021
Faculty: Dr. Brian Kaelin, Dr. James Watson

Exchange Programs


Students spend approximately 8 weeks in the summer on this exchange program to Dankook University (located outside of Seoul, South Korea). Students will teach English to local Korean students and take two 3 credit classes, taught in English. There is also an opportunity to study for a whole fall or spring semester at Dankook.

General Information:

Students are housed in double- occupancy dorm housing for the duration of the program. Optional field trips and cultural activities (organized by Dankook summer staff) are available for an additional fee.


The summer program fee of $2,910 includes the following:

  • 6 semester credits Dorm housing for the duration of the program
  • Reimbursement of airfare upon completion of Global Village English teaching program

Macau Polytechnic Institute

Students can take classes at MPI for a fall or spring semester at the same cost as an NCU semester. Courses are offered in English include Marketing, Business, Accounting, and Computing.

Semester Abroad

Students are also able to study abroad during the Fall or Spring semester. Students select a 3rd party program which facilitates their housing, course registration, pre-planned excursions, and provides in-country support. We recommend looking at BestSemester or Veritas. Meet with the Off-Campus Study Program Coordinator for more information and to pick a location and program.

Examples of destinations:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • England
  • Nashville
  • Uganda


Degree Requirements

Students should consult their academic advisor and the off-campus study program coordinator to discuss the application of credit towards degree requirements. It is the goal, for every student, that you pick a program that offers courses that will meet NCU requirements.