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Study Abroad

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all 2020 study abroad experiences listed below have been postponed or canceled. Please contact International Services for more information on specific trips. See latest updates here.

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.


2020 scheduled 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, ART 174 - led by Kevin D'Alessandro and Coreene Kreiser, 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 9–20, 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 and Tami Livengood, May 5–14, 2020
  • Iceland-Biology and Freshwater Studies: BIO 110, 115, 116, WSI 105 - 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 - led by Kristy McDonald, May 12–23, 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 former 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 »

Student Study Abroad Manual (PDF) »

Study abroad instructions and FAQ (PDF) »

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.

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:

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