Summer study abroad adventures available

Photo of a suitcase with international travel stickersThe University Honors Program focuses not only on the academic involvement of its students, but also on their engagement beyond the classroom.

With the help of the Study Abroad Office, the University Honors Program has worked to offer students several unique study abroad opportunities for the summer of 2014.

The study abroad experience in Montreal, Canada is open to University Honors freshmen and sophomores.

Students will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Montreal while studying and living at the University of Montreal. This experience will provide an expansive overview of a variety of topics including sports, government, technology, and art. The variety of subject matter that will be covered is sure to appeal to the interest of all students.

The study abroad program in The Hague in the Netherlands is coordinated by the University Honors Program.

With a focus on international justice, genocide, globalization and law, any student looking for the ultimate cultural experience will be more than satisfied with this trip. Students will have the chance to sit in on trials, speak with the participants, and even spend a weekend in Amsterdam visiting various historical locations related to the Holocaust.

Photo of a U.S. passportThe study abroad trip to China is also coordinated by the University Honors Program.

This program is limited to 20 students who will have an opportunity to visit Beijing, Xi’an, and two universities in Chongqing and Taigu. An assortment of topics ranging from Chinese history, film, and cinema to China’s family life, region, law and martial arts will be covered.

The study abroad opportunity in Ghana is sponsored by the NIU Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development and the Center for Black Studies, and is a University Honors-affiliated program. This program will introduce students to historical, cultural, artistic, and socioeconomic and developmental foundations of West African civilizations.

Students interested in any of these opportunities are encouraged to contact the Study Abroad Office by telephone at (815) 753-0700 or via email at niuabroad@niu.edu or J.D. Bowers at the University Honors Program via jbowersi@niu.

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