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Global Education

Travel and study abroad are life changing experiences for college students. I’ve been working with students for more than a decade, helping expose them to global education opportunities and I’ve seen firsthand the impact it has. Whether it’s a course on one of our campuses, a short-term study abroad program, or a semester or more studying in a different country, it can be the spark that leads a student to a new interest, major or career option. These incredible experiences give students a competitive edge over their peers, which is incredibly attractive to potential employers in all fields.

Wade Watkins
NOC Dean of Global Education

2022 NOC Study Abroad Opportunities

May 21-28: Cuba

A NOC Global Community Program (open to everyone!) Optional 3 credits of humanities (H,I) for students! Rescheduled from 2020. Only 4 spaces open.

NOC is headed back to Cuba during the early summer of 2022 to explore the culture and culinary delights of this controversial, yet incredible Caribbean island nation. We will explore Havana and get to enjoy the art, architecture, and culture of the Cuban capital city. Participants will have the opportunity to play dominoes with locals (the Cuban national game) and even visit the house where Ernest Hemingway wrote “The Old Man and the Sea”. The trip will include visits to the coastal city of Cienfuegos and the colonial town of Trinidad. Space is VERY limited!

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May 29-June 10: New Zealand: Untamed Landscapes

A NOC Global Community Program (open to everyone!) Optional 3 credits of humanities (H,I) for students! Program. Rescheduled from 2021. Only 6 spaces open. May 29 is US departure day for May 31 arrival and program start date.

This island nation is known for its stunningly varied range of natural landscapes; you’ll understand why when you cruise through the fjords of Milford Sound or ascend the peaks of the Southern Alps. Amid these spectacular untamed settings, you’ll get a taste of the welcoming Kiwi culture. 3 credit hours of international/humanities credit is available to college students and eligible high school concurrent students.

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June 18-30: NEW! Bali Summer Program


This intensive two-week program includes 7 college credits – 4 hours of lab science (Environmental Science – L,N) and 3 hours of humanities with International Dimension (Global Culture & Society – H,I). Non-NOC students are welcome to enroll and the credit is transferable to most higher ed institutions. Faculty from NOC and local staff from the Bali Institute will introduce students to the many ecosystems and cultures of this extremely unique tropical island. From reef restoration and sustainability to economics, politics, and religion, this incredible educational experience will provide life changing opportunities for students! Very limited space available!

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July 3-15: Dublin Summer Program

Students earn six credit hours (H/I, H) as they enjoy living on the campus of University College Dublin, one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious colleges. Enjoy classes in the mornings and faculty-led or independent field practica in the afternoons. The evening and weekend are free to explore on your own. Students will enjoy single dorm rooms with private bath and common living/kitchen areas. Space on this program is limited to 12 students and will sell out quickly so contact NOC Global Education as soon as possible.

Global Studies in Humanities (W. Watkins)
Global Culture & Society (T. Davis)

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July 17-29 – London Summer Program

A NOC Global Community Program (open to everyone!) Optional 3 credits of humanities (H,I) for students!

Northern Oklahoma College is partnering with Regent’s University London to offer our 2022 NOC London Summer Program. Students will attend courses, participate in academic and cultural field trips, and enjoy free time in one of the most cosmopolitan city in the world. Two classes (6 credit hours [H/I, H]) will be taught in the mornings and afternoons utilized for faculty-led or independent field programs. Housing is in twin or triple dorm rooms on the beautiful campus of Regents University in central London. Space is limited to 12!

Global Culture & Society (Dean W. Watkins)
Modern Arts & Culture (Dr. S. Bundy)

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