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Study Abroad Program
Liz Hannum, Coordinator


Lincoln Hall 201

Northern State University

1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-3163
Fax: 605-626-3355
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Faculty-Led Programs
For the latest information on faculty-led trips planned for 2015-2016, contact Study Abroad Coordinator Liz Hannum.

Germany/Czech Republic
May 26-June 5, 2016
German 460/Music 492

Join Marcella Faflak and Dr. Ginny Lewis during this 11-day musical and cultural tour through Germany and the Czech Republic. Participants will explore the German capital of Berlin and the Czech capital of Prague, with additional visits to Leipzig and Dresden, to learn about outstanding cultural achievements and landmarks of these vibrant cities. Participants will tour several unforgettable castles, historical churches, museums and memorials that commemorate crucial historical events and artistic accomplishments. The trip will include two or three concerts in major performance venues.


June 3-11, 2016
Education 492

Dr. Andria Moon and Dr. Gayle Bortnem will be taking students to Italy to visit Montessori and Reggio Emilia classrooms in Milan, Florence, and Rome and get a better understanding of the history of Montessori education.   Live la dolce vita in Rome as you visit an authentic gelato producer to see how the famous Italian-style ice cream is crafted during a gelato tasting, and of course, see where the pope lays his gigantic hat in Vatican City.

June 9-19, 2016
Art 492/Art History 492

Dr. Greg Blair and Sara Christensen-Blair will lead this course through travel to three European cities, Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam, in which they will trace the emergence of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art movements. This will consist of visits to museums including the world famous Louvre and Museé D’Orsay and other significant cultural sites through three countries.

Costa Rica
Jan. 2-15, 2016
BIOL 492/SPAN 492: Cultural Perspectives in Conservation Biology and Medical Health Care
Credit hours: 1
Instructors: Dr. Alyssa Kiesow and Dr. Susan Landon-Arnold
Class dates: Jan. 11-May 6, 2016
Tour dates: Jan. 2-15, 2016 (spring 2016 semester starts Jan. 11, 2016, so students will need to be excused from their first week of class.)
Have you ever hiked in a cloud forest and seen an active volcano?  Have you spoken the Spanish language in a Spanish speaking country?  Have you ever been to a health care facility or orphanage in a different country?  If not, come join us for a 12-day Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology Study and Medical Health Care Observation Program that encompasses six different locations in Costa Rica: San Jose, Sarapiqui, Monteverde, Ostional, Cuajiniquil and Rincon de la Vieja. Daily activities range from visiting hospitals, clinics, and orphanages to participating in nature hikes, white-water rafting, and scuba-diving to gain cultural perspectives between the United States and Costa Rica. 
Registration information: Please contact the instructors. Instructor permission is required for enrollment. Registration deadline for the course is May 15, 2015.
Price: $2,903.86 (Note: cost is all-inclusive, including tuition, personal spending money, plane tickets, passports, etc.). Price is subject to change.
Payment deadlines: $653.86 deposit due May 15, 2015; final payment due Nov. 15, 2015.
Special health/safety/environmental considerations: This program will require physical activity, such as hiking and walking, exposure to noxious plants, water activity, such as rafting and boating, and exposure potentially unhealthy individuals. Safety precautions will be made in all instances.