One of the most rewarding experiences a student can have is to study abroad. Nicholls State University offers several study abroad opportunities for 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 surrounded by native speakers.
  • Become 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 lifelong 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.”

Jordan Galjour, Fall 2012, France, ESC St. Etienne


“Studying abroad allowed me to gain international friendships and experiences I will never forget. I think about my time abroad daily and would recommend studying abroad to everyone!”

Alyssa Franklin, Fall 2013, United Kingdom, University of Plymouth

Study Abroad Programs

Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-led programs allow students to have a short-term international experience accompanied by a Nicholls faculty member. Annual programs are conducted by the college of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the University Honors Program and the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. Each faculty-led program has its own specific criteria for admission and cost.

faculty led

Exchange Programs at Partner Universities

Another way to study abroad is to participate in an exchange program at one of our partner institutions. Nicholls currently has 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 may earn credits in their field of study while immersed in the culture, language and traditions of the host country.