Northwood Students Combine Education and Experience with Semester in Asia

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This summer marks the 12th year that Northwood University students and faculty will be traveling abroad to Asia for the summer semester.

MIDLAND, MI – This summer marks the 12th year that Northwood University students and faculty will be traveling abroad to Asia for the summer semester. The students depart on June 24 and return on July 30. They will be visiting Thailand, the Phi Phi Archipelago, Vietnam and Hawaii.

The semester in Asia is based out of Northwood’s Cedar Hill, Texas, campus with students from the Michigan and Florida campuses meeting in Dallas to begin the journey. Robert Harris, a professor at Northwood University-Texas and director of the semester in Asia, is the lead faculty member for this trip. While enjoying the amazing sights offered by these countries, all of the students will be taking at least one three-credit-hour class in International Business Management.

Mamiko Reeves, dean of international programs, states, “The semester in Asia program offers our students a tremendous opportunity to experience diverse Asian cultures and learn various business practices through company visits and cultural activities. Through this study abroad program textbook knowledge comes alive.”

Northwood encourages all students to step outside of their culture comfort zone and develop their global leadership skills. The time the students spend in Asia is unlike any classroom experience they’ve previously had. They get to meet global industry leaders, listen to presentations from business professionals and see religious and historical sites as well as the newly developing cities of Bangkok and Phuket.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day and evening programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.