There are dozens of opportunities to research, pursue graduate studies, and gain work or volunteer experience abroad after earning a bachelor's degree. Below are some examples. More opportunities can be found at scholarship-positions.com.
University deadline: September 15
Endeavour Scholarships & Fellowships for Study in Australia
Marshall Scholarships (fora graduate degree in the UK)
While most study abroad programs will have their own pre-departure orientation that covers site-specific health and safety issues, below are health and safety guidelines that pertain to all students studying abroad.
1. Review NKU’s Health Questions & Answers for the Study Abroad Participant (see below).
2. Read the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) information on the country you will be visiting.
3. Discuss the CDC’s travel health recommendations with your family physician at least two months prior to departure.
4. Find out if your study abroad program fees will include limited international health insurance coverage while abroad.
5. Contact your current health insurance provider to determine its international coverage.
6. Students participating on an NKU Short Term Program are automatically enrolled with Cultural Insurance Services International. Please contact Michelle Melish for more information about the travel insurance.
1. Review the U.S. State Department’s students abroad information under the “Emergencies” and “Smart Travel” sections.
2. Read the U.S. State Department’s country specific information for your study abroad destination.
3. Register your travel plans with the U.S. State Department in order that they may assist you in the case of an emergency while abroad.
For the best information on safety while traveling abroad, see the US Department of State information for LGBTQ travelers.
Students in need of accommodations related to a disability are encouraged to collaborate with the Office of Education Abroad and Disability Programs and Services, early in planning, for study abroad programs. We encourage collaboration in order to ensure that we are able to meet all reasonable accommodations for the student. Below are links to helpful information:
Department of State Advice on Traveling with Disabilities
We invite all faculty to participate in internationalizing our campus by leading or teaching on a study abroad program, integrating international on-campus events into their classes, or having our office give presentations to classes about studying abroad. Faculty Travel Awards are also available.
Our office works with faculty interested in designing and leading short-term study abroad programs. Assistant Director Michelle Melish works directly with program leaders to coordinate each program. Many of the short-term programs take place over spring break or the May intersession, but we are happy to help faculty plan a program anytime during in the academic year. Learn how to lead a short-term program here.
CCSA is a 24-member consortium of colleges and universities that offers mostly short-term study abroad programs during the winter and summer break in English-speaking regions of the world. Note that leading a CCSA program does not contribute to a professor's courseload at NKU. Learn more about leading a CCSA program here.
KIIS is a 20-member consortium of colleges and universities that offers mostly short-term study abroad programs during the summer, in addition to some semester programs, to non-English-speaking regions of the world. Note that leading a KIIS program does not contribute to a professor's courseload at NKU. Learn more about leading a KIIS program here.
The Office of Education Abroad is always happy to give presentations to any NKU class regarding study abroad. Our standard presentation is usually 20 minutes long with additional time for Q&A.
Please contact Anne Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a presentation for your class.
Study abroad is an opportunity to experience another culture, gain independence, and become more competitive in the job market. There are many personal benefits as well. For instance:
Below are some recommendations for parents who would like to be a resource to the student considering study abroad.
Study Abroad Information for Parents
“Study abroad is an important and worthwhile investment in the undergraduate education of your child. It gives them a cultural literacy that is essential in our global community. When Eli returned from studying abroad, he had a newfound understanding of himself as a citizen of the world and valued his entire undergraduate education so much more. Having to think critically and understand his new surroundings caused him to draw on all the subjects he had already studied at NKU and put that knowledge into good use. He began to see education as a process, and not just a product. If parents want to maximize the breadth of their child’s education, study abroad has a wonderful return on the investment.”
Jean Reynolds, mother of NKU student Eli Reynolds who participated in the CCSA London Winter Program