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 a week to a whole semester 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 packet.

To apply to a program, please submit the following material:

1. Study Aborad Application Form
2. Course Substitution Form
3. Student Nomination Form
4. Scholarship Form (optional)

*In the case of the Semester in Asia program, three course credits (one class) are included in the basic program fee, but students can earn up to 12 additional credits in Semester in Asia at additional expense.

Short-term Programs

Italy - Discovering the Greatness of Rome and the Greatness of the Renaissance

Location: Italy
Program Dates: March 7 - 16, 2013
Application due by: January 18th, 2013

Italy - Discovering the Greatness - Information Packet

Students will gain a better understanding of the significance of Roman civilization and the Renaissance for the Western culture. Students will travel to Rome, Florence and Venice.

Dominican Republic - Discover the culture and Customs of the Dominican Republic

Location: Dominican republic
Program Dates: Jan 3 - 13, 2013
Application due by: Nov 9, 2013

This program will give Northwood University students the opportunity to complete a compressed session 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.

International Summer University

Location: Wolfsburg, Germany
Program Dates: TBD
Application due by: TBD

Participate in a study abroad opportunity for students who want to understand more about issues in international management, intercultural communication and leadership, marketing and the automotive industry. Students will travel to Wolfsburg, Germany and attend a two week course offered by the Business School of the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Wolfsburg (OW). Other students from European schools and from U.S. colleges and universities will also participate in this program.

London: The Play's The Thing

Location: London
Program Dates: 05/11/2013 - 05/18/2013
Application due by: 03/01/2013

London Information Packet

Northwood University is pleased to announce the 7th year of 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 theater capital of the world. Students will travel to London and will attend several plays. Students will have the opportunity to visit a number of sites that are historically connected to literature, comedy and drama.

Belize: Mayan Adventure

Location: Belize
Program Dates: 12/15/2012 - 12/22/2012
Application due by: 10/15/2012

Belize Information Packet and Application Material

This program will emphasize the social, cultural, historical,and ecological importance of Belize. Specifically, students will have in-depth,hands-on activities dealing with the Mayan civilization and the local coral reefs, flora, and fauna. Students will also be exposed to contemporary life in Belize and the Eco-tourism and Sustainable Development in Belize.

Germany: NUCARS

Location: Germany
Program Dates: 03/11/2013 – 03/15/2013
Application due by: TBD


Location: China
Program Dates: 05/19/2013 - 05/31/2013
Application due by: TBD

Italy: Hospitality

Location: Italy
Program Dates: 03/07/2013 - 03/16/2013
Application due by: TBD

Semester Programs

Semester in Europe

Location: Europe
Program Dates: TBD 
Applications due: TBD

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 2012 program is scheduled to include travel to France, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, and the UK.

Semester in Asia

Location: Asia
Program Dates: TBD 
Application due by: TBD

Northwood University is pleased to announce the twelfth annual Semester in Asia (SIA) 2013. This is a unique opportunity for Northwood students to spend six weeks abroad and to learn more about Asian culture and international business in Southeast Asia.