Northwood Sponsored Programs are designed and administered by the International Programs Office and faculty members. The length of the programs range from a few weeks to semester-long and participants can earn three to fifteen credit hours – if credit is offered for the program.

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

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

To apply to a program, please download the relevant program’s Information and Application packet. This packet will contain the Application forms for the relevant program. Submit all the application materials.

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.

For more information, contact intlprograms@northwood.edu.


Fall 2016

Semester in Europe 2016

Program dates: Fall 2016 Semester
Application due by: 4/22/16
Program fee: $16,120
Enrollment CLOSED

Winter/Spring 2016-17

Costa Rica

Program travel dates: 12/28/16 – 1/7/17
Application due: 9/23/16
Program fee: $3,850
Enrollment CLOSED

NUCARS 2017 – China

Program travel dates: 4/1/17 – 4/7/17
Application due by: 1/20/17
Program fee: $3,250
Program fee – with course: $5,500
Enrollment limit: 10 students
Information and Application Packet

NUCARS 2017 will be held in China.

Northwood University Computerized Automotive Retail Simulation (NUCARS) is a management training game that puts automotive students as close to reality as possible in an academic environment. The simulation challenges student teams to cope with real-life dilemmas in automotive dealership operations. Students will work with teammates and reflect on today’s management philosophy. Team members come from a number of international universities as well as cultural and language backgrounds, requiring a higher level of understanding and cooperation to accomplish goals.


Summer 2017

Argentina

Program travel dates: 5/12/17 – 5/22/17
Application due by: 1/15/17
Program fee: $5,200
Enrollment limit: 20 students
Information and Application Packet

This program will give students exposure to Argentinian business and culture. There will be numerous business visits, where students will meet representatives of local and international business, and also a visit to the U.S. Commerce agency in Argentina. In addition, students will participate in many cultural activities and will also spend a day in the immense Pampas, a vast region of fertile land especially suitable for agriculture and cattle breeding, the country’s economic core business.

Dominican Republic

Program travel dates: 5/12/17 – 5/22/17
Application due by: 2/15/17
Program fee: $3,850
Enrollment limit: 20 students
Information and Application Packet

This program will give Northwood University students the opportunity to complete a course and travel in the Dominican Republic.

The program will be based in Santiago, and the 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 500,000 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, so some level of fluency in Spanish is desired. Students will be in a hotel during their weekend in Santo Domingo and Samana Bay.

Italy

Program travel dates: 5/13/17 – 5/24/17
Application due by: 2/10/17
Program fee: $5,350
Enrollment limit: 15 students
Information and Application Packet

Students who are accepted to the program will travel to Italy, enjoying breathtaking vistas, visiting cities, touring museums and castles, viewing artistic and architectural masterworks from the ancient and medieval period and learning more about the impact of the Renaissance on the making of the modern world. Students will also learn about the culture of Italy and its people.

China

Program travel dates: 5/10/17 – 5/23/17
Application due by: 2/24/17
Program fee: $5,500
Enrollment limit: 15 students
Information and Application Packet

Northwood University announces a study abroad opportunity for students who would like to understand more about the legacy of Chinese civilization and the most dynamic economy in the world. You will walk the streets of Shanghai and interact with local and international businesses while getting economic perspectives from local experts.

China is about to have the largest vehicle population in the world. Yet it doesn’t have formalized distribution for the maintenance, repair and enhancement parts to take care of those vehicles. Meet with local business leaders to learn about new business ventures and career opportunities.

Montana/Wyoming – Domestic Program

Program travel dates: 6/20/17-6/29/17
Application due by: 2/24/17
Program fee: $3‚850
Enrollment limit: 20 students
Information and Application Packet

Students can take the course as an elective in either NSC or ESM. Regardless of course selection, all program activities will include all students. The NSC course will focus on the general ecology of the Northern Rockies region and its flora and fauna.

Students will visit Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, as well as other educational sites, and learn about the general characteristics of montane ecosystems and the natural history of key native species. The ESM course will focus on the connection and overlap between the recreation industry and the sports industry. Students will interact with various recreation and outdoor organizations to learn about the general business operations of the respected recreation organizations. Emphasis for this course will be placed on the career opportunities and skills needed for students with a business background to work in recreation organizations. Learning assessment will involve group discussion, participation in the field experience, questions tied to lecture and/or reading material and a research paper.

Guatemala

Program travel dates: May 13-26, 2017
Applications Due By: Feb 24, 2017
Program fee: $3250
Enrollment limit: 10 students
Information and Application Packet

Travel to, and volunteer service in Guatemala.

Students in this program will work with non-profit organizations which supports and helps hundreds of local communities increase their capacity while respecting their principles and values. In particular, sustainable agricultural cooperative and social enterprises will be focus of the program. Students will therefore work with NGOs who believes that the basic unit of the community is unquestionably the family. The NGOs work to strengthen families in stages, encouraging them to become cohesive and productive generators of sustainable economic resources. Through these efforts, they provide a way to a better quality of life for the surrounding communities and their members.

Along with service learning work there will also be various opportunities for students to explore the local culture and have some adventures.

Hungary

Program travel dates: June 10-28, 2017
Applications Due By: Feb 24th, 2017
Program fee: $6100
Enrollment limit: 10 students
Information and Application Packet

Northwood University announces a study abroad opportunity for students who would like to understand more about international business in Hungary and the European Union. You will explore Budapest and interact with local and international businesses while getting an international business perspectives from local experts.

Hungary has a rich history as one of the oldest countries in Europe. The landlocked, Central European country was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed in World War 1. After the next World War, Hungary came under communist rule, until revolts, military intervention and leadership of Janos Kadar led to liberalization of the economy in 1968. Hungary has been a part of NATO since 1999, and European Union since 2004.

London

Program travel dates: June 17-25, 2017
Applications Due By: May 17th, 2017
Program fee: $5400
Enrollment limit: 10 students
Information and Application Packet

Northwood University announces a study abroad opportunity for students to experience one of the most vibrant theater districts in the world – an area known as the West End in London, England. Many guidebooks refer to London as “the” theater capital of the world. Students will travel to London and will attend several plays. In addition, students will have the opportunity to visit a number of sites that are historically connected to literature, comedy and drama.

Fall 2017

Semester in Europe 2017

Program dates: Fall 2017
Application due by: 4/22/17
Program fee: $16,750
Information and Application Packet

In over 34 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.