Study Abroad

Study Abroad

The Office of International Programs is committed to providing you with quality international academic opportunities through study abroad programs to ensure you become successful members and active participants in the global community. Study Abroad is seen as an integral component of an NSU education, and all students are encouraged to participate.

Study Abroad Update

4/19/2021
from The Office of the Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State:
"The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose unprecedented risks to travelers.  In light of those risks, the Department of State strongly recommends U.S. citizens reconsider all travel abroad."
 
11/20/2020
In response to the current impacts of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of our community in mind, NSU is suspending all Spring 2021 Study Abroad programs. Please feel free to contact the Office of International Programs for more information.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad: Partner Institutions

NSU has partnered with a number of international higher learning institutions through which NSU students may study abroad as part of a student bilateral exchange program.  Bilateral exchange allows NSU students to pay NSU tuition for courses taken on campus at one of the partner institutions.  Housing and meals, however, will be paid to the partner institution at the rates set by that institution.  In some cases, NSU students may use financial aid and scholarships to help cover the costs of bilateral exchange.
 
NSU’s partner institutions include:  the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada), Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Aoyama Gakuin University (Japan), and Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes (Spain).

Getting Ready

  1. Contact the Office of International Programs to discuss which partner institution might best fulfill your study abroad goals.
  2. When you’ve chosen an institution, contact your Academic Advisor to help decide what class(es) you would like to take during your time abroad.  It is important to determine if the class(es) will transfer to NSU to help fulfill your Plan of Study.
  3. Contact the Office of the Registrar so that they can make arrangements to transfer your courses once they are successfully completed.
  4. With the help of the Office of International Programs, get admitted to your chosen institution, enroll in your desired class(es), and arrange room and board.
  5. If you are planning to use financial aid, contact the NSU Financial Aid Office.  Please note that, in order to use financial aid, the course(es) must be a part of your Plan of Study.
  6. Make certain that you have the proper travel documents.  You must have a valid US passport with an expiration date at least 6 months beyond the date at which you will finish your studies and return to the US.  You may also need a visa to enter the host country.  For specific visa information, consult the US Department of State (travel.state.gov) or the government website of the country in which you are planning to study. 

Learn more about Bilateral Exchange

Study Abroad: ISEP

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) is a non-profit educational community dedicated to helping students overcome the financial and academic barriers to studying abroad.  Their stated mission is to make study abroad accessible to anyone who wants it.  They maintain study, internship, and volunteer programs in more than 50 countries worldwide.  NSU has been a member of ISEP since 2015.  We are proud to be the only university in Oklahoma that is a member of ISEP.
 
ISEP study abroad programs differ in terms of eligibility, availability, price, and academic requirements.  On the ISEP Exchange program, NSU students pay NSU tuition and fees, but availability may be limited.  On the ISEP Direct program, placement at the international institution of your choice is guaranteed, but tuition and fees may vary.
 
For additional information about ISEP, go to their website at: isepstudyabroad.org

Getting Ready

  1. Contact the Office of International Programs to discuss which ISEP institution might best fulfill your study abroad goals.
  2. When you’ve chosen an institution, contact your Academic Advisor to help decide what class(es) you would like to take during your time abroad.  It is important to determine if the class(es) will transfer to NSU to help fulfill your Plan of Study.
  3. Contact the Office of the Registrar so that they can make arrangements to transfer your courses once they are successfully completed.
  4. With the help of the Office of International Programs, finalize your arrangements through ISEP, enroll in your desired class(es), and arrange room and board.
  5. If you are planning to use financial aid, contact the NSU Financial Aid Office.  Please note that, in order to use financial aid, the course(es) must be a part of your Plan of Study.
  6. Make certain that you have the proper travel documents.  You must have a valid US passport with an expiration date at least 6 months beyond the date at which you will finish your studies and return to the US.  You may also need a visa to enter the host country.  For specific visa information, consult the US Department of State (travel.state.gov) or the government website of the country in which you are planning to study.  

Learn more about the ISEP Program

Study Abroad: Individual Student Arranged Study

The Office of International Programs strongly recommends that students arrange their study abroad experiences through NSU partner institutions (bilateral exchange) or through ISEP.  However, it is possible for students to arrange study abroad themselves.  In this case, NSU could not guarantee admission, course availability, tuition and fees, or living costs.  All arrangements would be made by students themselves.

Getting Ready

  1. Identify the international institution that will best fulfill your study abroad goals.
  2. When you’ve chosen an institution, contact your Academic Advisor to help decide what class(es) you would like to take during your time abroad.  It is important to determine if the class(es) will transfer to NSU to help fulfill your Plan of Study.
  3. Contact the Office of the Registrar so that they can make arrangements to transfer your courses once they are successfully completed.
  4. Finalize your arrangements directly with the international institution, enroll in your desired class(es), and arrange room and board.
  5. If you are planning to use financial aid, contact the NSU Financial Aid Office.  Please note that, in order to use financial aid, the course(es) must be a part of your Plan of Study.
  6. Make certain that you have the proper travel documents.  You must have a valid US passport with an expiration date at least 6 months beyond the date at which you will finish your studies and return to the US.  You may also need a visa to enter the host country.  For specific visa information, consult the US Department of State (travel.state.gov) or the government website of the country in which you are planning to study.  

Study Abroad: Faculty Led Trips

NSU faculty may arrange group trips abroad.  These short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs provide a short-term opportunity to experience education abroad.  Faculty-led trips can be especially valuable to students who are unable to leave their studies for a full semester or longer.

These trips are faculty sponsored and coordinated.  Depending upon the specific trip, students may receive class credit for participating and may be able to use financial aid to defray costs.  Students ordinarily enroll in an NSU course in order to receive credit, so no transfer of credits from another institution is necessary.

For details concerning travel schedule and cost, students should contact the sponsoring faculty member directly.

Getting Ready

  1. Contact the sponsoring faculty member directly to discuss details and to determine whether the trip will fulfill your study abroad goals.
  2. If the faculty-led trip will be for credit, contact your Academic Advisor make certain how the trip credit will help fulfill your Plan of Study.
  3. If the trip will be for course credit and you are planning to use financial aid to defray costs, contact the NSU Financial Aid Office. Please note that, in order to use financial aid, the course credit must be a part of your Plan of Study.
  4. Make certain that you have the proper travel documents.  You must have a valid US passport with an expiration date at least 6 months beyond the date at which you will finish the trip and return to the US.  You may also need a visa to enter the host country.  Coordinate with the sponsoring faculty for specific visa information.

Learn more about Faculty-Led Trips

Study Abroad: Brad Henry International Scholarship

Established in 2008 by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, the Brad Henry International Scholarship provides support for undergraduate study at the University of Swansea, Wales, UK, for a full semester.  The scholarship includes funding for tuition, lodging, and travel, as well as a stipend for other expenses.

NSU will have an opportunity to nominate one student each academic year for participation in the program during the spring semester.  The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education will choose recipients from the pool of nominations.  The recipients will be chosen based on:

  1. excellent academic performance
  2. outstanding writing and communication skills
  3. exemplary character
  4. exceptional leadership, maturity, and judgement.

Getting Ready

  1. Contact the Office of International Programs to discuss the process of nomination for the scholarship.
  2. If you are selected for the scholarship, contact your Academic Advisor to help decide what class(es) you would like to take during your time abroad. It is important to determine if the class(es) will transfer to NSU to help fulfill your Plan of Study.
  3. If you are selected for the scholarship, contact the Office of the Registrar so that they can make arrangements to transfer your courses once they are successfully completed.
  4. With the help of the University of Swansea, enroll in your desired class(es), and arrange room and board.
  5. If you are planning to use financial aid, contact the NSU Financial Aid Office. Please note that, in order to use financial aid, the course(es) must be a part of your Plan of Study.
  6. Make certain that you have the proper travel documents. You must have a valid US passport with an expiration date at least 6 months beyond the date at which you will finish your studies and return to the US. 

Learn more about the Brad Henry Scholarship

Study Abroad Scholarships

Students can apply for a Study Abroad Grant and the Betz Scholarship to help with study abroad expenses.

STUDY ABROAD GRANTS

Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Fair, our biggest annual event, is scheduled during the fall semester. All of our program leaders, representatives, and related NSU departments will be present to meet with you!

 

Pre-Departure Orientation

Pre-Departure Orientation is arranged for students who participate in ISEP and Bilateral Exchange. Other program participants are also welcome.

The orientation is scheduled for the end of the semester before students leave. A pre-departure orientation packet is provided to students which includes the Agenda, Study Abroad Do's and Don'ts, Academic Matters, Safety Tips, Contact List, and Culture Shock. NSU Police Department, Bursar Office and Registrar Office may give presentations.

Faculty & Staff

Do you want to lead a trip abroad? Contact the Office of International Programs to find out more.

Promotion Email/Facebook Post Request

If you would like to for us to share your trip through campus-wide email or on our social media pages, please complete the form with the details about your trip.

Promotion Email/Facebook Post Request

Fulbright

Northeastern State University and the Office of International Programs strives to enlarge the cohort of faculty engaged in international dialogue and to increase the international awareness and interest of undergraduate students through exposure to faculty with overseas knowledge and experience.

U.S. Fulbright Program

Contact Us

Phone: 1 (918) 444-2050
Fax: 1 (918) 458-2056
international@nsuok.edu