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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)
  • Touring the ruins of excavated Pompeii and experiencing a unique snapshot of ancient Roman life (Italy 2019)

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?

Due to Covid-19 the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Study Abroad Program is suspended until further notice. The study abroad committee will continue to monitor the situation and will resume coordinating future trips when it becomes safe to travel.


UNIV 2013: Global Citizenship

This course utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to ensure students gain a broader understanding of the global environment, their place in the world, and the issues within that world.

  • This 3 credit hours course is offered every spring in the 2nd 8 weeks.
  • Can be used to meet the Values & Beliefs electives or as a general elective.
  • Works in tandem with the university-sponsored trip.
  • Can work with other international travel. 

Study Abroad Committee 

2019 Chair - Dr. Jennifer Sattler
 Assistant Professor of Physics
 Department of Natural Science
 Science Building 201-D
 Northwestern - Alva
 (580) 327-8568

2019 Co-Chair - 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

Study Abroad Diversity Report


Faculty-Led Study Abroad Courses

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 

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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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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