Northern offers a variety of unique opportunities for students and community members to study and learn outside the U.S. Each are led by experienced faculty and include the option to enroll in credit-earning courses.



Spring Break, March 10-18, 2023


  • Explore beautiful and picturesque Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage City, known for its preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture and rich history, artisan markets, museums, galleries, churches, and significant sites
  • Build a bottle school in a municipal of Tecpán, the "first capital of Guatemala"
    Meet the locals, take a community hike, visit the homes of local producers
  • Learn about the Guatemalan culture, people, history, and civil war
  • Explore Mayan ruins of Iximché, the capital of the Kaqchikel Maya kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524 and enjoy an eye-opening tour led by an expert guide, Dimas
  • Visit Finca Filadelfia Coffee Resort and its beautiful grounds
  • Enjoy ziplining with breathtaking views of the Guatemalan jungle and Volcano De Agua
  • Disconnect from the busy world and reconnect with friends and nature 

Estimated Cost


Price includes round trip travel from Aberdeen, 9-day program in Guatemala, most meals prepared by a private chef, Cristy, all hotel stays, entrance fees and cultural programs, all ground transportation, guides, and translators. Out of pocket expenses: $145 passport, $100 meals not included in program, $200 personal expenses. Sponsorships are available for this program.



Lisa Kanizar, administrative assistant

Lincoln Hall 206C





Poland and Czech Republic


May 20-June 1, 2023




  • Guided walking tour of Prague to see the highlights of the city, including the market square, Charles Bridge, and the Stare Mesto (the old town)
  • Visit to the grammar school in Prague to learn about the educational system in the Czech Republic
  • Admission to the Prague Castle; the largest coherent castle complex in the world
  • Guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, Josefov, and the old Jewish cemetery with 12,000 tombstones and Jewish synagogues
  • Guided walking tour of Krakow that was once the capital of Poland - the seat of kings - drawing great scholars and artists from the whole world
  • Admission to Wawel Royal Castle which was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great and reconstructed by the Florence architect Bartolommeo Berrecci into a modern Renaissance residence in the 16th century
  • Guided walking tour of Warsaw, known for its history and culture
  • Admission to the Warsaw Royal Castle to explore the official residence of former Polish monarchs at your own pace
  • Visit to a grammar school in Warsaw to learn about the Polish education system
  • Guided walking tour of Gdansk’s Old Town. During the tour you will see the Fountain of Neptune, beautiful townhouses of Long Market, St. Catherine’s Church
  • Audio-guided tour the World War II Museum
  • Free time at Sopot Beach, which is famous for its atmosphere, with seaside restaurants, shops, and plenty of places to soak in the culture of the "Polish Riviera"

Register for EDFN 492/592: Global Education (1-3 credits)

Please contact the Office of Online and Continuing Education for more information about EDFN 492/592.


Estimated Cost

$4,211 + NSU tuition

This includes round trip travel, 13-day program with all hotels, entrance fees to all sites, and cultural programs. Out-of-pocket expenses: $145 passport, $200 additional meals not provided, $200 personal expenses, $360 for NSU tuition per credit hour. Scholarships are available for this program.



Dr. Anna Schwan, School of Education interim dean

Gerber 113




Morocco – History and Geography


May 26 – June 7, 2023




  • Twelve-day multi-city program, with stays in Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Fes, Chefchaouen, Tangier, and Casablanca
  • Visit Morocco’s beautiful city of Marrakesh and its medina souk and bazaar
  • Visit historical landmarks including Bahia Palace, Marrakech and Fes Medinas, Koutoubia Mosque, Volubilis archaeological site, Chefchaouen’ s Kasbah Fortress, cultural market squares with local food vendors and shops
  • Visit Casablanca and its beautiful historical and traditional sites like Hassan Mosque of Casablanca and the Royal Palace of Casablanca
  • Visit the blue city of Chefchaouen, famous for its bright, blue-painted buildings and maze-like streets
  • Look over the Strait of Gibraltar from the city of Tangier, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean
  • See and learn about the geography of the Moroccan countryside and history of its people
  • Experience Morocco’s natural beauty with travels through the High Atlas Mountains and across the dunes of the Sahara Desert by camel, with a traditional Berber dinner and overnight at a desert camp
  • Learn about local lifestyle, sample local dishes, and enjoy the country’s vibrant colors and culture at local souks and bazaars

Register for GEOG 492 or HIST 492 (1-3 credits)

Undergraduate tuition rate is estimated at $360 per credit


Estimated Cost

$4,363 + NSU tuition

This includes flights from Minneapolis, all transportation during the program, entry to all scheduled visits, all accommodations, breakfast each day and several additional meals, local program guide and logistics coordinator. Out-of-pocket expenses: $145 passport, $120 additional meals not provided, $200 personal expenses, $360 for NSU tuition per credit hour. Scholarships are available for this program.



Dr. Erin H. Fouberg, associate provost and director of graduate studies

Spafford 205B



Dr. Steven Usitalo, professor of history

Tech Center 369






July 31 – Aug 12, 2023




  • Join a team of Northern students in producing our FIRST – EVER show at the    Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • See world-class theatre and performances from around the globe
  • Tour the historic and culturally rich capital of Scotland
  • Spend a night out at Scottish pub and meet the locals
  • Explore the famous Edinburgh Castle at the heart of the city
  • Visit the beautiful Loch Ness and keep an eye for Nessie
  • Visit Princes Street Gardens, National Museum of Scotland and more

Register for THEA 480, ENGL 492, or MUS 492 (1-2 credits)

Please contact the NSU Office of Online and Continuing Education for more information about these courses.


Estimated Cost

$3,966 + NSU Tuition

Price includes round trip travel from Fargo to Scotland and back. 13-day program with all hotels, entrance fees to all sites, and all cultural programs. Out-of-pocket expenses: NSU 1 or 2 credit tuition, $145 passport, some meals, and $200 personal expenses. Scholarships are available for this program.



Dr. Kane Anderson, assistant professor of acting and directing

Johnson Fine Arts Center 119C



Noah Files, assistant professor of theater design

Johnson Fine Arts Center 119B



Study Abroad South Dakota

Learn about faculty-led travel options available to all students from any South Dakota Board of Regents institution at the Study Abroad South Dakota website!