NSU offering Summer in Jinan study abroad program

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students have a unique opportunity to study in China this summer, thanks to a partnership between NSU and the University of Jinan.

Northern’s Confucius Institute is now accepting applications for the 2018 NSU Summer in Jinan program—a five-week study abroad opportunity in China.

This year the program will run from May 6 to June 10, and students will be accompanied by NSU Political Science Professor Dr. Ken Blanchard. The program includes two courses plus weekend travel excursions.

Blanchard will teach a morning class, “Environment and Social Evolution in Prehistoric Asia,” as well as an afternoon class, “Chinese Language and Culture,” which includes calligraphy, martial arts, musical instruments and more.

Information Sessions Planned

Information sessions are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, and 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the Student Center Gold Room. Any students interested in participating in the Summer in Jinan program are encouraged to attend one of the sessions.

The Summer in Jinan program is open to all currently enrolled students in good standing from South Dakota Board of Regents schools. The application deadline is March 1. For more information, stop by the Confucius Institute on the third floor of Lincoln Hall, or contact CI Director Dr. Greg DePies at gregory.depies@northern.edu.

Spring Break Programs

NSU faculty are also leading faculty-led programs over spring break. Dr. Alyssa Anderson is leading biology students in the course “Marine and Island Ecology in the Bahamas” to San Salvador, and School of Business instructors Dr. Allen Barclay and Heidi Barclay are leading students in the “Organizational Culture and Customer Service” course to Orlando.

For more information about study abroad opportunities at Northern, visit the NSU Study Abroad webpage.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.