When Are You Going on Your Study Abroad Experience?
NHCC and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are committed to preparing globally competent individuals by assisting them with world and modern language programs, globally connected classrooms, study abroad, international internships, as well as study-travel courses.
Why Should You Study Abroad?
- Earn college credits while in another country.
- You have the opportunity to be immersed in a culture and possibly learn a language.
- Develop a greater appreciation for different cultures.
- Learn about yourself when encountering situations that are new and unfamiliar to you.
- Meet new people and make new friends.
- Experience a new education system and take courses not offered at your home school.
- Build your resume by having an international experience.
- You improve your communication skills.
- You are more prepared for the ever increasing globalized world.
Resources to help get you started:
Study Abroad Programs Through Other Colleges
Most NHCC students participate in study abroad via other institutions. Your NHCC study abroad advisor, Virginia Ferlet, can help you understand and navigate the application process and deadlines, housing options, financial aid, scholarships, and transferring credits earned while studying abroad toward your NHCC degree. Contact Virginia Ferlet or make your first appointment by calling the NHCC Advising Center at 763-424-0894.
- Denmark - Spring Semesters
- Spain - May Sessions
- Costa Rica - March
- Czech Republic
- Cambodia - Winter Break
- Guatemala - Summer
- Ecuador - After Spring
Additional study abroad program websites:
- Augsburg University
- St. Cloud State University
- University of Minnesota (view all programs)
- University of Minnesota (non UMN students)
- Winona State University
Volunteer/Service Learning Opportunities:
Study Abroad Safety & Security Resources
For information regarding student health safety abroad, please visit www.travel.state.gov; for specific information about Minnesota students’ health and safety abroad, visit the following site at the Minnesota Office of Higher Education: www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/SAHS.cfm
Financial Programs that Help Pay to Study Abroad:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
- Freeman-Asia: Awards for Study in Asia
- Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
- The National Flagship Language Program
- Critical Language Scholarships
- U.S. Fulbright Student Program
Example of a Study Abroad Blog
Chantelle Sundberg's studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain and earned 6 college credits. Some of those credits were earned by taking Spanish but she also took college classes that were taught in English. Read her blog posts here.