Northwood Sponsored Programs are designed and administered by the International Programs Office and faculty members. They are led by Northwood professors who also teach the courses. The length of the programs range from short to long and participants earn from three to fifteen credit hours depending on the program.

The selection of programs, their length, and their cost will vary from year to year.

Northwood Sponsored Programs charge a comprehensive fee. This will include most of the transportation, board, tuition*, most meals, and event fees. Student will have to pay for personal expenses and some transport (to and from the departure site and personal travel on the trip).

Below is a list of Northwood Sponsored Programs with links for each programs information and application packet.

To apply to a program, please download and submit the following Study Abroad Application Forms Packet

- The Course Substitution Form will have to be filled out by an academic advisor and the Student Nomination Form will have to be filled out by a Professor. The Scholarship Application is optional.

*Note that some programs aren't for credit programs and thus there will be no tuition cost.

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Spring 2015

NUCARS in Germany

Program Dates: March 8 - 14, 2015
Application due by: Closed
Program fee: $2500
Enrollment limit: 10 students

Students will travel to beautiful Gesilingen, Germany and participate in the Northwood University Computerized Automotive Retail Simulation (NUCARS). NUCARS is a management training game that puts the automotive students as close to reality as possible in an academic environment. Team members will come from a number international universities as well as cultural and language backgrounds. This program does not come with any course credit.

Program Information

New York City

Program travel Dates: March 8 - March 13, 2015
Application due by: February 18, 2015
Program Fee: $1,450

Enrollment Limit: 20 Students

Explore New York this spring break. The group will visit over a dozen landmarks including: the Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History, Wall Street, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and Central Park. The program will also include a trip on the Circle Line Cruise sailing past Elis Island, The Statue of Liberty, and the World Financial Center. This domestic program does not come with any course credit.

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Dominican Republic

Program Dates: April 27 - June 19, 2015
Travel Dates: May 17 - 26, 2015
Application due by: March 13, 2015
Program Fee: $3,500

Enrollment Limit: 18 Students

Information Packet

The program will be based in Santiago, and student will attend class on the campus of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in Santiago, which is a city of about five hundred thousand people. PUCMM is a private, Catholic university with about 20,000 students and is one of the largest colleges in the Dominican Republic. When not in class, students will have the opportunity to study and to explore Santiago. The program will also include a weekend visit to Santo Domingo, a city of some 2.2 million that is the capital of the Dominican Republic.

The lodging in Santiago will be unique and will provide a wonderful cultural experience for students. During their time in Santiago, students will be housed with host families who live around the perimeter of the PUCMM campus – some level of fluency in Spanish is desired. Students will be in a hotel during their weekend in Santo Domingo and Samana Bay.

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Program Dates: May 2 - June 6, 2015
Travel Dates: May 9 - 20, 2015
Application due by: February 6, 2015
Program Fee: $5,000

Enrollment Limit: 20 Students

Information Packet

Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, is located in the region of Catalonia. Few European cities offer the wide diversity of cultural experience that students will find in Barcelona. Some of the great modern artists and architects worked here.

Picasso, Miro, Dali, and Gaudi will receive special attention. Visiting museums, art galleries, and some of the most important architectural masterworks, will provide the student with a deeper understanding of the birth and meaning of modernity as an artistic expression.

Paris was nicknamed the "City of Light" because it was a vast center of education and ideas during the Age of Enlightenment. In 1828, Paris began lighting the Champs-Elysées with gas lamps. It was the first city in Europe to do so, and to earn the nickname "La Ville-Lumière" or The City of Light. Here, students will visit museums, memorial houses, and the Palace of Versailles, gaining insight into the contribution of thinkers, writers, and artists that shaped the Western modern state.

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Program Dates: May 2 - June 4, 2015
Travel Dates: May 10 - 17, 2015
Application due by: February 13, 2015
Program Fee: $5,000

Enrollment Limit: 20 Students

Information Packet

The London/Paris theater course offers students the opportunity to study abroad and experience one of the most vibrant theater districts in the world – an area known as the West End in London, England as well as travel to the fashion capital of the world, Paris, France. Students will travel to both London and Paris, attending several plays and touring both cities’ cultural and historical landmarks.

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Program Dates: May 4 - June 30, 2015
Travel Dates: June 7 - 18, 2015
Application due by: January 23, 2015
Program Fee: $2,990 (+$2,535 if taking for-credit)

Enrollment Limit: 10 Students
Course: ECN 3410

Information Packet

The Turkey program offers students the opportunity to study abroad and experience one of the most vibrant countries in the world, Turkey.  Students will travel to Istanbul, Urgup, and Ankara.  

Students participating in this program will have to submit the Study Abroad Application Form and also the ARAMFO Registration Form 

*** Students may participate in this program either for-credit or not-for-credit. Note the additional cost of $2353 if taken for credit.***

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Program Dates: November 26 - 29, 2015
Application due by: October 16, 2015
Program Fee: $650

Enrollment Limit: 10 Students

Information Packet

Travel to the great city of Chicago and experience all the history and culture it has to offer. Navigate the city on the famous hop-on-hop-off trolleys and visit the Sky deck, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and enjoy the architecture of the city on a river cruise. There will also be an opportunity to see the Thanksgiving Parade, and, of course, shop shop shop till you drop, in Chicago, on Black Friday.

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Fall 2015

Semester in Europe 2015

Program Dates: Fall 2015
Application due by: April 24, 2015
Program Fee: $15,500*

Information Packet

Enrollment Limit: 30 Students

In over 31 years, hundreds of Northwood University students have participated in the Semester in Europe program, and have experienced traveling and studying in various countries in Western Europe, over the course of the fall term.

*The program fee is inclusive of tuition for 5 courses

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