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 ranked No. 10 nationally among community colleges for short-term study abroad opportunities by the Institute of International Education. And NMC’s 50 students who traveled in 2022 make it first among community colleges in the nation as a percentage of enrollment, with nearly 2 percent of students taking part in a study abroad experience.

2024 Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad Application

  • Brazil — BIOLOGY Study Abroad: May 9–19, 2024
    Faculty: Nick Roster
    (Course requirements: BIO or ENV course)
  • India — HUMANITIES Study Abroad: May 16–29, 2024
    Faculty: Sarah Montgomery-Richards
    (Course requirements: PHL 121 or 122 or HUM 116)
  • Costa Rica — NURSING Study Abroad: May 11–20, 2024
    Faculty: Tamella Livengood
    (Course requirements: BIO 228)
  • Switzerland — CULINARY Study Abroad: May 11–20, 2024
    Faculty: Mike Skarupinski
    (Course requirements: CUL Culinary Arts Certificate/AAS: CUL 110, 111,118, & 219)
    Culinary Arts Baking & Pastry Certificate: CUL 110, 118 & 219)
  • Ireland — AUDIO TECH Study Abroad: May 19–30, 2024
    Faculty: Brady Corcoran
    (Course requirements: AUD 100 or 110 or 120 or 130)


How Do I Apply For A Study Abroad Experience?

  • Fill out the Study Abroad Application and turn it into International Services in the Osterlin Building.
  • Register for Summer 2024 courses after October 18, 2023 Culinary: CUL 293, Biology: BIO 293, Nursing: HNR 293, Audio Tech: AUD 293 & Humanities (India): PHL 293
  • Deposits are due by November 15, 2023.
  • Apply for the Global Opportunity Scholarship after you submit your deposit. Apply here.


Student Activity Calendar

Go to the calendar to learn more about the Multicultural Club, International Teas or our World Language meeting times.


NMC highly encourages, but does not require, anyone traveling on a 2024 NMC-sponsored study abroad experience to be vaccinated for Covid-19.

Student Study Abroad Manual

NMC recommends that students read the manual before traveling.

Funding for opportunities can be accessed in several ways. The Global Opportunities Fund has scholarships available to NMC students and faculty. The fund was started by former NMC President Tim Nelson and his wife, Nancy Johnson, to celebrate NMC's sixtieth anniversary and support international learning and engagement.

Faculty Risk Management Forms:

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.

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