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.

2023 Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad Application

  • Guatemala — ENG 293 Study Abroad: May 7–16, 2023
    Faculty: Jacob Wheeler and Alissia Lingaur
    (You must have successfully completed ENG 111)
  • Iceland — BIO 293 Study Abroad: May 8–16, 2023
    Faculty: Nick Roster and Tammy Coleman
    (You must have successfully completed a BIO, GEO or ENV course)
  • Spain & Portugal — CUL 293 Study Abroad: May 9–18, 2023
    Faculty: Patty Cron-Huhta and Jim Morse
    (You must have successfully completed CUL 101, 110 and either 111 or 118)
  • Morocco — HUM 293 Study Abroad: June 6–17, 2023
    Faculty: Jim Bensley
    (You must have successfully completed HUM 116)

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 2023 courses after October 19: Guatemala – ENG 293; Iceland – BIO 293; Morocco – HUM 293; Spain & Portugal – CUL 293.
  • Deposits are due on December 1.
  • Scholarship applications occur after January 9, 2023. Apply here.


NMC requires anyone traveling on an NMC-sponsored study abroad experience to be vaccinated for Covid-19. This includes having a current booster within six months of the travel date.

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.

Read more on the Explore blog.