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Education Abroad


Be Central. Go Global!

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 50 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 one that is best for you.

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Explore Our Programs

North Central offers approximately 50 education abroad programs in over 27 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.

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Programs Abroad by Major

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.

Please click here to download our brochure featuring the most up to date information for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Education Abroad Fair

and Annual "Go Away!" Day


Each October, the Center for Global Education holds our Education Abroad Fair on the second floor of the White Activities Center (WAC). The fair is open to all North Central College students, faculty and staff, and features booths with representatives from all 50+ of our programs abroad.

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getting started

Getting Started

Learn the step-by-step process to take your education international

Accepted Students

Accepted Students

Academics abroad, physical and mental health, insurance, and securing housing when you return to campus

Returning Students

Returning Students

Evaluation Meetings, Welcome Back Dinner, Re-Entry conference, photo and video contests, and Ambassador program

Parents & Families

Parents & Families

Benefits of studying abroad, communicating with your son/daughter while they are overseas, culture and reverse culture shock

December Term (D-Term)

Learn, Travel, Experience


Explore Japan by bullet train, analyze the natural history of Equatorial Guinea, visit castles and cathedrals in Germany, probe the history of France, investigate contemporary theater in London, study classical art in Italy, learn about the European Union in Greece, and journey from China’s Great Wall to the shores of Taiwan. These are just some of the options that students can choose from in a set of about 10 D-term Education Abroad courses offered annually at North Central College. Students can enroll in any of these two- to three- week courses led by a faculty-staff team for groups of ten to twenty students. At least three course options each year fulfill the All-College Requirement (ACR) for intercultural study.

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