One of the most rewarding experiences a student can have is to study abroad. Nicholls State University offers several study abroad opportunities to students who wish to add an international experience to their academic studies.
Studying abroad will help you to –
- Gain a greater degree of intercultural understanding – You will view yourself and others in a different, more enlightened way;
- Learn or improve your foreign language skills – There is no better way to do so than being in contact with native speakers;
- Be a better job candidate – In a global economy, an international experience can give you a competitive edge on your resume;
- Make life-long connections – Meet new people, experience new food and culture and create new friendships.
Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. We encourage all Nicholls students to pursue a part of their studies in an international setting.
“My time in St. Etienne, France was truly a life changing experience. Not only did I gain life long friends from all over the world, but it also gave me other opportunities abroad. I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.”
Fall 2013, France, St Etienne
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Faculty led programs: Short-term international experience organized and led by Nicholls’ faculty members.
Exchange programs: Direct semester or year of study with Nicholls’ partner universities.
Faculty led programs allow students to have a short term international experience accompanied by a Nicholls Faculty member. Annual programs are conducted by the Art Department, Arts & Sciences (Nicholls Europe), the College of Business in Costa Rica and China, and the University Honors Program. Each Faculty-led program has its own specific criteria for admission and cost.
For more information about faculty-led programs click here or meet with your faculty advisor.
One way to study abroad is to participate in an exchange program at one of our partner institutions. We currently have active agreements in France (five Universities), South Korea, and Great Britain. For a semester or a year, students from the College of Business , Department of Mass Communication or Department of Language and Literature at Nicholls may earn credits in their field of study while immersed in the culture, language and traditions of the host country.
While participating in these partner Exchange programs, Nicholls students are considered active at Nicholls State University. Classes and credits are pre-approved by the student’s academic program at Nicholls and will be added to the official transcript upon receipt of the official transcript from the partner University following the period of study abroad.
Click here for more details about exchange programs at partner Universities or contact:Marilyn Gonzalez
Assistant Director – International Student Services Phone: (985) 449 – 7038