Combine your interest in international travel with your studies as you live and learn at our partner institution, Hochschule Bremen, in Germany this summer.
Application Deadline - March 15, 2024
Dr. Jang-Chul Kim
This class will comprise 9 weeks of face to face class learning including a 10-day experiential study abroad program in the Netherlands. We will visit numerous international businesses including Perfetti van Melle (Mentos & Airheads), Expeditors (freight brokerage), Vanderlande (Amazon’s automation supplier) and the Dutch flower auction… the world’s largest. We will travel by air, rail, boat, bicycle and bus to see Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Breda and the Schipol Airport to better understand the design of international supply chains to compare and contrast with their US counterparts. We will also collaborate with students from the Rotterdam Mainport Institute (RMI) for a tour of Port Rotterdam, hear from Dutch business leaders and engage in a fun, challenging and exciting simulation activity at RMI’s urban campus. Upon return, students will have two additional classes on NKU campus to finalize the course with a travel debrief and final project presentations. Students will have a unique opportunity to interact directly with business executives leading the Supply Chain’s from similar industries across different continents. Grab your passport and prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Netherlands in a special way!
Application Deadline - November 15, 2023
In this spring semester course, students will enroll in this one credit course and explore, study, and enjoy the art, architecture, and culture of Italy. In May, the group will travel to Florence and Venice to experience firsthand the magnificent art within these vibrant cities and have time to explore on your own.
Application Deadline - January 19, 2024
Be ready to visit castles, meet Dracula, search a haunted forest, stay in highly preserved UNESCO medieval cities, see Roman ruins, and explore some of the most remote regions of Transylvania!
Students will enroll in a spring semester class and then travel for 2 weeks in Romania in May.
Only the first 20 students will be allowed to sink their teeth into this opportunity!
Application Deadline - December 15, 2023
This 3 credit spring semester course includes a Spring Break visit to Los Andes Nature Reserve on the slopes of the Atitlan volcano in Guatemala. Students will work with the community of Los Andes to document their work in environmental preservation and community development.
Pre-req: EMB 210 or instructor permission
Application Deadline - November 3, 2023
Application Deadline - September 22, 2023
This course immerses students in Belizean culture and trains them in contemporary anthropological field methods. Students will gain research skills to apply in their future careers, an appreciation for Belizean cultural diversity, and further their personal growth. While in Belize, students will be primarily engaged in guided applied ethnographic fieldwork. Students will learn about the local culture by doing participant-observation and conducting ethnographic interviews in a community-based research project. Students will learn research ethics, unobtrusive observation, participant observation, field note writing and coding, ethnographic interviewing, ethnolinguistic data collection, community mapping, and other ethnographic methods in addition to basic ethnographic writing.
EMB: STORYTELLING THROUGH MEDIA
Designed for students who want to expand their cultural horizons while improving their media storytelling, this class takes you to sites of historical and cultural importance in England and Scotland where your imagination will be inspired to produce documentary projects. Paired with a history of geology class, this course will combine visits to places of geological significance with field trips to such historic sites as London’s Westminster Abbey, Edinburgh Castle, and the Scottish Highlands. We’ll interact with Britons to make cross-cultural comparisons and reflect on how foreign travel provides new perspectives on our own culture – and then create documentaries that illustrate those themes.
GLY: THE BIRTHPLACE OF MODERN GEOLOGY
Through the study of rocks and fossils, we now understand some of the fascinating history of our planet and the life upon it, but until surprisingly recently, this was not the case. The first geologists & paleontologists learned how to decipher our story in England & Scotland. Explore one of the greatest natural history museums in the world in London, then visit the home of Charles Darwin and dig for fossils along the Jurassic coast. Next, we will venture northwards and enjoy more castles, culture, and cuisine, and explore the mountainous and mysterious Scottish Highlands.
The KIIS winter program in Italy is a twelve-day program that begins in the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence and ends in the country’s magnificent capital, Rome. Students spend the first five days in Florence where they are living within walking distance of the most famous museums and sites in Italy’s Renaissance capital. The program will then move to Rome where students visit and explore the Vatican, Colosseum, famous churches, and other memorable monuments.
This course explores leading in both global and diverse environments.
Students will gain an appreciation for the importance of understanding both domestic
diversity and global experiences and viewpoints.
Application Deadline - September 15, 2023
Sexuality & Society course:
The goal of this course is to examine cultural beliefs and practices surrounding sexual health and identity from a psychological perspective. Solutions sensitive to individual and cultural diversity will be discussed in response to global issues, including discrimination, sexual education and healthcare, and the prevention of sexual health threats.
Leisure & Recreation course:
How do we spend our free time? What influences those decisions? What physical and mental benefits do we reap from these activities? This class will examine these questions (and more) from various psychological perspectives. Students will engage with multiple forms of leisure and recreation, employing methodological tools to observe their own and others’ experiences in relation to leisure, recreation, and sports.
Application Deadline - February 5, 2024