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 submit the following material:

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

*Note that some programs aren't for credit programs and thus there will be no tuition cost. In the case of the Summer in Asia program, six course credits (two class) are included in the basic program fee, but students can earn additional credits in Summer in Asia at additional expense.

Winter 2014

Dominican Republic

Program Dates: December 10, 2014 - January 22, 2015
Application due by: October 14th, 2014
Travel Dates: January 2 - 12, 2015
Enrollment Limit: 10 Students

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.

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Spring 2015


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

Enrollment Limit: 20 Students

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 6, 2015

Enrollment Limit: 20 Students

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Costa Rica

Program Dates: May 2015 (Exact Dates TBA)

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Fall 2015

Semester in Europe 2015

Program Dates: Fall 2015
Application due by: TBA

Enrollment Limit: 25 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.

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