Taking your education abroad can be a transforming experience. At North Central College, we encourage you to experience life in a culture beyond our national boundaries. The Center for Global Education offers approximately 36 programs around the world, for all majors, minors, budgets and comfort zones. You will be carefully advised by our Education Abroad advisors in the process of choosing the program abroad that is best for you.
Explore Our Programs
North Central offers approximately 36 education abroad programs in 21 different countries on six continents. Start exploring our programs by country or organize your search by identifying programs that allow you to do an internship, volunteer, research, play a sport or instrument, or teach abroad.
It is possible to study abroad with any major and minor at North Central. Here, you will see recommendations on programs based on your major or minor. If you don't see your major or minor here, don't worry! Simply meet with an Education Abroad advisor to explore your options.
Each October, the Center for Global Education holds an Education Abroad Fair that is open to all North Central College students, faculty and staff. Each booth features representatives from all 36 of our semester programs abroad where attendees can learn, first-hand, what North Central students experience as a student, living and learning, overseas. Our fair also features a selection of that year's May Term courses abroad, where attendees can speak with the professor(s) leading these short-term courses.
Explore both traditional and modern Japan, engage in the local coffee culture of Guatemala, visit castles and cathedrals in Germany, hike on the Galapagos islands, probe the history of France, investigate theater and culture in England and Ireland, learn about the European Union in Greece and France, explore China’s Great Wall, write your way through Ireland, and immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of Spain.
Learn, Travel, Experience
Beginning in May 2020, North Central College will offer Cardinal Destination Courses abroad – 10 short-term faculty led group international travel courses that take place in the May term and have a linked pre-requisite course in the preceding spring semester. Students can register for both spring semester linked courses and the CDCA travel course beginning April 22nd on Merlin.