2022 France study abroad students on the rocks at Saint Malo
2022 France study abroad students at Mont St. Michel

2022 France study abroad students pose with World War ll reenactors in Arromanches, France

2022 London study abroad students on the River Thames by London Bridge

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.

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.

2022 Study Abroad Opportunities

  • England-BIO 293 Study Abroad: May 10–19, 2022
    Faculty: Nick Roster and Tamella Livengood
    (You must have successfully completed BIO 227, 228, HNR 108, or SRG 101)
  • France-HUM 293 Study Abroad: June 2–10, 2022
    Faculty: Jim Bensley and Kristen Salathiel
    (You must have successfully completed HUM 102 or 116 OR ART 111, 112, or 174)
  • Spain-CUL 293 Study Abroad: May 11–20, 2022
    Faculty: Patty Huhta and Jim Morse
    (You must have successfully completed CUL 101, 110, and either 111 or 118)

Global Opportunities Scholarship Fund Application

Student Study Abroad Manual (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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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