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 Information and Application packet for the relevant program and submit 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: April 22, 2016
Program Fee: $16,120*
Enrollment limit: 30 students

Information Packet

* Includes semester tuition

In over 30 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 2016 program is scheduled to include travel to UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and various other countries.

The objective of the SIE program is to give Northwood University students from all campuses the opportunity to study in Europe in a "built-for-Northwood” program that includesrigorous academic study and immersion into European cultures. This is not a business oriented program, though there are some business courses taught, plus some contact with European businesses. Enrollment is limited and admission will be selective.

Participation in this program is limited to 30 students. Students who are accepted and successfully complete the program will earn fifteen credits in the following five semester courses:

MGT 4030: International Management
MGT 4250: Organizational Behavior
ENG 4010: Communication and Interpersonal Relations
HIS 4040: European Cultural History (meets Civic Literacy or open elective)
HUM 3020: Survey of Western Art (meets Humanities or Global Understanding elective)

Interested students should immediately discuss the scheduling of these courses with their academic advisor.

Winter 2016-17

Argentina

Program Dates: December 17, 2016 - January 5, 2017
Program Travel Dates: TBD
Application due by: September 16, 2016
Program Fee: $5,200
Enrollment Limit: 20 Students
Information Packet

This program will give students exposure to Argentinian business and culture. There will be numerous business visits, where students will get to meet representatives of local and international business, and also a visit 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.

For more information contact intlprograms@northwood.edu.

Costa Rica

Program Dates: December 28, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Program Travel Dates: TBD
Application due by: September 23, 2016
Program Fee: $3,850*
Enrollment Limit: 10 Students
Information Packet

Take a warm break this winter by travelling to beautiful Costa Rica. Costa Rica is more than a vacation destination; it is an interactive cultural experience. The country is enriched with an abundance of environmental attractions – striking volcanoes, misty cloud forests, stunning river valleys, and hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. This program will immerse students in a vibrant culture while also earning course credit. Students will visit the Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs, treetop suspension bridges, coffee plantations, beaches, go river rafting, and participate in many more activities.
*The program fee is inclusive of tuition for a 3 credit course.

For more information contact intlprograms@northwood.edu.

Spring 2016

Enrollment for these programs are now closed

NUCARS 2016 - France

Program Travel Dates: March 5 - 12, 2016
Application due by: January 22, 2016
Program Fee: $3,000*
Information Packet

Enrollment Limit: 6 Students

NUCARS 2015 will be held in the beautiful city of Angers city in western France about 190 miles southwest of Paris. Angers has a rich cultural history and is home to the Val de Loire and the Loire Anjou Touraine regional park.

Northwood University Computerized Automotive Retail Simulation (NUCARS) is a management training game that puts the 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 international universities as well as cultural and language backgrounds – requiring a higher level of understanding and cooperation to accomplish goals.

*This program is without tuition; not for credit.

For more information contact intlprograms@northwood.edu.

Spring Break Domestic Program

Program Dates: March 5 - 11, 2016
Program Travel Dates: During March (TBD)
Application due by: TBD
Program Fee: TBD

Enrollment Limit: 10 Students

Details for this program will be released shortly.

For more information contact intlprograms@northwood.edu.

Ireland

Program Dates: April 25 - June 10, 2016
Program Travel Dates: May 10 - 24, 2016
Application due by: March 4, 2016
Program Fee: $5,200
Information Packet

Enrollment Limit: 10 Students

Roll out the green carpet and let the raw beauty of this timeless landscape become your reality. See it cover the streets of Dublin in a quilt of fact and lore, from the fiction of Molly Maloneto the legend of Big Jim Larkin, whose bronze monument is a bold reminder of his realness. And before the city streets lose their charm, follow the trail of daffodils that outlines the Ring of Kerry.

For more information contact intlprograms@northwood.edu.

Argentina

Program Dates: April 25 - June 10, 2016
Program Travel Dates: May 11 - 21, 2016
Application due by: January 16, 2016
Program Fee: $5,200
Enrollment Limit: 20 Students
Information Packet

This program will give students exposure to Argentinian business and culture. There will be numerous business visits, where students will get to meet representatives of local and international business, and also a visit 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.

For more information contact intlprograms@northwood.edu.

Spain

Program Dates: April 25 - June 10, 2016
Program Travel Dates: May 9 - 22, 2016
Application due by: March 4, 2016
Program Fee: $5,500
Enrollment Limit: 10 Students
Information Packet

Students who are accepted to the program will travel to Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona. Spain was one of the most powerful nations of Western Civilization in the 15th and16th centuries. It became one of the largest overseas empires expanding its power over what today is the South America continent and parts of North America.

For more information contact intlprograms@northwood.edu.

Dominican Republic

Program Dates: April 25 - June 10, 2016
Program Travel Dates: May 14 - 23, 2016
Application due by: March 4, 2016
Program Fee: $3,750

Enrollment Limit: 20 Students

Information Packet

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

The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country, with mountains, pristine beaches, and colonial architecture. It is also a culture based on Latin American customs and mores. The Roman Catholic Church is still a very powerful presence in the daily lives of many of the citizens.

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.

For more information contact intlprograms@northwood.edu.