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Study Abroad

NMC was nationally ranked No. 17 in 2017 among community colleges for short-term study abroad opportunities by the Institute of International Education. NMC was the only community college in Michigan to make the top 20 that year, and among the smallest in terms of enrollment.

Study Abroad Application (PDF) »

Study abroad instructions and FAQ (PDF) »

Student Study Abroad Manual (PDF) »

Risk Management Forms »

As part of NMC’s Global Awareness initiative, we offer opportunities in the following areas for short-term (less than three week) opportunities abroad. Each of these has different criteria and may be associated with different programs.

2020 Experiences:

Students who would like to participate in an abroad experience will need to have successfully completed or be enrolled in one of the following courses listed for each destination for the 2019-2020 year, unless otherwise noted. Additionally, all travelers will need to enroll for a one credit 293 study abroad course for the spring or summer term. Please contact the lead faculty or the Office of International Services and Service Learning at 231-995-2524 for clarification.

  • Bosnia/Croatia: HST 235, 101, 102, 112 - led by Kevin D'Alessandro, March 27–April 4, 2020
    • Flier / Itinerary (forthcoming)
  • Brazil-Amazon: Humanities HUM 116 - led by Jim Bensley, June 4-13, 2020
  • Brazil-Culinary: Must have completed all of the following: CUL 101, 110, 111 - led by Patty Huhta-Cron, May 8–18, 2020
  • Cuba-Art: any one NMC ART course -led by Caroline Schaefer-Hills and Glenn Wolff, Rufus James, March 28–April 2, 2020
  • England-Nursing and Surgical Tech: HNR 101, SRG101, BIO 227, 228 - led by Nick Roster, May 5–14, 2020
  • Iceland-Biology: BIO 110, 115, 116 - led by Greg LaCross and Tammy Coleman, May 4–13, 2020
    • Flier / Itinerary (forthcoming)
  • Ireland-Humanities and History: PHL 121, 122, HST 102 - led by Sarah Montgomery Richards, March 28–April 7, 2020
  • Spain-Business: ACC 221-223, BUS 231, MKT 201, MGT 241, MGT 251 - contact Jim Bensley, May 18–28, 2020

Funding for opportunities can be accessed in a number of ways. The Global Opportunities Scholarship Fund is a scholarship available to NMC students and faculty that was started by President Tim Nelson and his wife, Nancy Johnson to celebrate NMC's sixtieth anniversary and support international learning and engagement. Students must complete FAFSA for the school year they are hoping to travel in order to be a GOS recipient.

Global Opportunities Scholarship Fund Application PDF form here »

Global events

The Office of International Services and Service Learning hopes to continue to expand intercultural connections for students enrolled on our campuses. To this end we are partnering with a variety of programs to arrange presentations, experiences and events that have a global focus. The following links are excellent sources for scheduled opportunities:

Stand out in a job search: study abroad »

Want a way to stand out from the crowd when it's time to look for a job?

Consider a study abroad trip. Students who study abroad find a job twice as fast as those who don't and earn $7,000 more, according to 2012 studies.

Read more on the Explore NMC blog »

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