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Study Abroad

Northwestern's Study Abroad Program

is a once in a lifetime learning opportunity. Students not only get to take a fascinating course on the country they're visiting but they'll get to experience the lessons for themselves. Many students comment that the trip and the things they've learned will never be forgotten.

Here are a few memorable lessons from previous trips:

  • Discussing the Irish fight for independence in the post office that served as the "headquarters" of the Irish rebellion--complete with bullet holes (UK 2012)
  • The significance of flamenco dance to Spanish culture while attending a live flamenco performance (Italy & Spain 2014)
  • Experience Māori architecture at the Māori Cultural Centre in Rotorua (Australia & New Zealand 2017)

Every year we have travelers join our trip that aren't taking it for course credit. We welcome anyone interested in joining one of our Study Abroad trips to email the appropriate faculty member or fill out the study abroad interest form to join our email list.

The Study Abroad Program's Mission

In order to provide quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Study Abroad committee offers globally-aware curricula and internationally-focused student programs.  By facilitating experiential and traditional learning, sponsoring programs, and guiding the University’s study abroad initiatives, these efforts provide a much needed global perspective for the NWOSU community.   


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More information about studying abroad can be found here.


Where are we going next?

2019 Italy Trip Poster

Questions? Email Shannon Leaper or Dr. Wayne McMillian

Faculty-led Study Abroad Courses

UNIV 2013 - GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP - offered each Spring semester

Are you a faculty member interested in adding a travel component (outside of the United States) to your course? Contact a member of the Study Abroad committee for more information. 

Faculty-led Study Abroad Course Proposal

Faculty-led Study Abroad Checklist 

Study Abroad Committee 

Dr. Leslie Collins
 Assistant Professor of Nursing
 Assistant Chair, Division of Nursing
 Carter Hall 100
 Northwestern - Alva
 (580) 327-8496

Dr. Kathryn Lane
 Associate Professor of English
 Chair, English, Foreign Language and Humanities Department
 Vinson Hall 210
 Northwestern - Alva
 (580) 327-8470

Mr. Kyle Larson
 Assistant Professor of Art
 Department of Fine Arts
 Jesse Dunn 326B
 Northwestern - Alva
 (580) 327-8108

Mrs. Shannon Leaper
 Director of Library Services
 Assistant Professor
 J. W. Martin Library
 Northwestern - Alva
 (580) 327-8570

Dr. Wayne McMillin
 Dean, Enid Campus
 Room 122
 Northwestern - Enid
 (580) 213-3116

Dr. Jennifer Sattler
 Assistant Professor of Physics
 Department of Natural Science
 Science Building 107-A
 Northwestern - Alva
 (580) 327-8568

Study Abroad Diversity Report


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Mission Statement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

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