Faculty-Led Travel

Northern offers a variety of unique opportunities for students and community members to study and learn outside the U.S. Each are led by experienced faculty and include the option to enroll in credit-earning courses.

SERVICE LEARNING IN GUATEMALA

Dates: Spring 2023

Application

  • Build a bottle school in the municipality of Tecpán
  • Relax at the eco-friendly avocado farm Earth Lodge, disconnect from the busy world and reconnect with friends and nature 
  • Enjoy a hike, yoga, or a traditional wood-fired Mayan sauna
  • Take a community hike, meet the locals, and visit the home of a few local producers
  • Learn about the Guatemalan culture, people, history, and civil war
  • Visit Panajachel and Lake Atitlan
  • Explore beautiful Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage City, known for its preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture and rich history
  • Visit the artisan markets, museums, galleries, churches, and sites of historical interest and more

Estimated Cost:

$3,300

Price includes round trip travel from Aberdeen, nine-day program in Guatemala, most meals, all hotel stays, entrance fees and cultural programs, all transportation, guides and translators. Out-of-pocket expenses: $145 passport, $100 meals not included in program, $200 personal expenses. Scholarships are available for this program.

 

Contact:

Dominika Blum, director of international programs

Lincoln Hall 216

605-626-3163

dominika.blum@northern.edu

 

HISTORICAL ANATOMISTS OF ITALY

Dates: Summer 2023 

Credits: 1

Application

  • Start with a tour of Rome and an exciting guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Experience the Galileo Museum and a Leonardo Da Vinci Workshop in Florence
  • Explore Siena and Lucca
  • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa with its spectacular views
  • Enjoy a visit to Museo Della Scala, one of the first Medieval hospitals
  • Visit Duomo di Siena, a Gothic-style building with works from Donatello and Michelangelo
  • Travel to Bologna for an afternoon of cultural activities
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient and historic city of Bologna
  • Visit the Bologna market square while tasting excellent local cuisine
  • In Bologna, visit Cattaneo Anatomical Wax Museum
  • Experience Rome while participating in a service learning project

Register for BIOL 492 (1 credit)

Please email studyabroad@northern.edu.

 

Contact:

Dr. Alyssa Kiesow, College of Arts and Sciences dean

Science Center 119

605-626-7707

alyssa.kiesow@northern.edu

 

Dr. Amy Dolan, assistant professor of biology

Science Center 121

605-626-2620

amy.dolan@northern.edu

 

MOORISH MOROCCO

Dates: May 2023

Credits: 1-3

Application

  • Visit Morocco’s beautiful city of Marrakesh and its medina souk and bazaar (traditional Arab marketplaces and shops)
  • Visit other historic sites in Marrakesh like the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, and the Djemaa ElFna (cultural market square with local food vendors and shops)
  • Visit Casablanca and its beautiful historical and traditional sites like Hassan Mosque of Casablanca and the Royal Palace of Casablanca
  • Morocco’s capital, Rabat, offers the village of Moulay Idriss, Chellah, and the archeological site of Volubilis
  • The city of Fes offers 9th century and 14th-century historical sites such as universities and towers, and Chefchaouen provides stunning views of blue-washed buildings throughout Morocco’s northwestern city

Register for GEOG 492 or HIST 492 (1-3 credits)

Undergraduate tuition rate is estimated at $360 per credit

Please contact the NSU Office of Online and Continuing Education.

 

Estimated Cost:

$5,564 + NSU tuition

This includes flights from Minneapolis, flights and travel in and from Morocco and Spain, and entry to all scheduled visits. This is a 13-day program with all hotels, entrance fees to all sites, and all cultural programs covered in the cost listed above. Out-of-pocket expenses: $135 passport, $160 cooking class in Fes and flamenco show, $200 additional meals not provided, $200 personal expenses, $360 for NSU tuition per credit hour.

 

Scholarships are available for this program.

 

Contact:

Dr. Erin H. Fouberg, associate vice president for academic affairs

Spafford 205B

605-626-3456

erin.fouberg@northern.edu 

 

Dr. Steven Usitalo, professor of history

Tech Center 369

605-626-3224

steven.usitalo@northern.edu

 

GLOBAL EDUCATION IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Poland and Czech Republic

Dates: Summer 2023

Credits: 1-3

Application

  • Visit the Prague castle and Jewish Quarter in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Explore the Kraków Cloth Hall in Lesser Poland. Kraków Cloth Hall is the central feature of the main market square in the old town
  • Enjoy the Gothic architecture at St. Mary's Basilica
  • Tour the Wawel Royal Castle and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Tour the Royal Castle and visit Łazienki Park, the largest park in Warsaw
  • Visit a grammar school in Warsaw
  • Visit the Palace of Science and Culture, St. Anne’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church and Saxon Garden
  • Explore the World War II Museum and enjoy the Sopot beach in Gdansk

Register for EDFN 492/592: Global Education (1-3 credits)

Please email studyabroad@northern.edu.

 

Contact:

Dr. Anna Schwan, assistant professor of teacher education

Gerber 140

605-626-2570

anna.schwan@northern.edu

 

Study Abroad South Dakota

Learn about faculty-led travel options available to all students from any South Dakota Board of Regents institution at the Study Abroad South Dakota website!