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The NIU Study Abroad Office will hold a Spring Study Abroad Fair from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the gallery of the Holmes Student Center. All students who would like to learn more about the possibility of studying abroad are invited to attend. Students will have the opportunity to meet with NIU...
Sierra Leone on the map
“African Democracy and Socio-Economic Development through Sustainable Engineering” is the theme of a Study Abroad trip, scheduled from June 15 to June 30. This program will give students a first-hand experience of the economic, social and environmental challenges faced by people in Sierra Leone. Participants will be given an alternative perspective on poverty and race...
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The NIU Study Abroad Office will hold its 20th annual Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. All students who would like to learn more about the possibility of studying abroad are invited to attend. Students will have the opportunity...
Professor Kurt Thurmaier, director of the Division of Public Administration at NIU in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has succeeded in his quest to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Thurmaier and fellow climbers set out to raise money in conjunction with Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a nonprofit organization that he co-founded with...
An “audience” watches the site-measuring process at the Nyegina library. Courtesy AFH Chicago.
What do a mountain, a nonprofit organization and the Division of Public Administration at NIU all have in common? Kurt Thurmaier. The director of the division in the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is planning to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in June. Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a nonprofit organization co-founded by Thurmaier...
NIU received the Eileen Evans Overall Outstanding Chapter Award, signifying the strongest contributions to international education by a Phi Beta Delta Chapter over the preceding year. From left: J.D. Bowers; Christopher M. Jones, past president of Zeta Gamma Chapter; International President Richard Deming; and Deborah Pierce, chapter coordinator.
NIU representatives traveled to Kansas City last week for the annual conference of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and returned with some impressive hardware. NIU history professor J.D. Bowers received the Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. Bowers, the 2010 Outstanding International Educator at NIU, created and...
Flag of China
As a result of a site visit to Inner Mongolia and Beijing, China, this past summer, Michelle Bringas will lead a Study Abroad trip to summer to Beijing, China. Bringas, director of the NIU Asian American Center, will travel from Wednesday, June 14, through Saturday, June 30. The program takes an innovative, collaborative approach for...
Nora Lindvall
Early this semester, Michael Clark, a political scientist at Northern Illinois University, struggled to write a letter of recommendation for senior Nora Lindvall—not because he didn’t know what to say, but rather, he didn’t know where to stop. So numerous are Lindvall’s accomplishments. “Nora is, without a doubt, the most talented and best all-around student...
NIU students are invited to bring their curiosity to the seventh annual Exploring Majors Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Representatives of every major and minor on campus will be present, said Steve Barleen, assistant director of NIU’s Academic Advising Center....
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NIU students looking for money to study abroad have some special opportunities this summer. The Office of the Provost is offering a minimum of $20,000 in travel grants for summer 2011 study abroad programs. The Provost’s Travel Grant for Study Abroad will award grants in amounts between $200 and $1,000 to students who enroll in...
Krakow, Poland
Northern Illinois University graduate student Aaron Vermedal is among several College of Visual and Performing Arts students who are participating in a study abroad program in Poland
Photo of Buddhist temple in Thailand
Students who want to study abroad this summer have opportunities in Sicily and Thailand that will result in Department of Anthropology credit.
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