Welcome to the Office of Education Abroad! Our mission is to send students not on trips, but on academically rigorous, culturally immersive programs that offer the opportunity for personal growth, academic achievement, and a competitive edge in our increasingly global society. Study abroad need not be a prohibitively expensive endeavor. We aim to help students find not only affordable programs, but scholarship opportunities to help fund their study. Our office alone awards scholarships to 90% of students going abroad. With programs in places from South Africa to Northern Europe and from Central America to the Far East, students at NKU can literally go anywhere from here.

So, where in the world is your classroom?


Student Reflects on Playing Jazz Music in France and Filming Documentaries in South Africa

Sam Fister had the opportunity to participate in two very different study abroad programs this summer--one in France, playing Jazz in cathedrals, restaurants, and even on top of mountains, and one in South Africa, filming documentaries and taking some incredible photos of both natural and cultural wonders. His reflection video offers some wonderful insights on his experience.



Important Announcements

Apply for scholarships and programs online!

Applications for the following must now be submitted online:

  • NKU scholarships
  • NKU faculty-led study abroad programs
  • Academic exchange programs with foreign partner universities

Congratulations to Mike Kinder and Ashley Niece!

The OEA's own Mike Kinder recently accepted a position as a linguist in the U.S. navy. We are very proud of Mike and wish him all the best! (Read his story on the NKU homepage!)

We'd also like to congratulate Ashley Niece, who recently received the competitive JASSO scholarship to study in Japan for the fall semester!

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to get involved in our office? We will be recruiting volunteers for several fun events, including:

  • The Study Abroad Fair
  • International Education Week
  • Classroom Visits

If you have received a scholarship from our office in the past, remember that you must complete some form of volunteer activity with us. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Alyssa Roby at robya1@nku.edu.

EMB Students Spend 16 Days Filming Documentaries in South Africa

"Eleven NKU students who enrolled in EMB 495/COM 594 for the 2014 spring semester literally have a long way to go before they complete the course.

Earlier this week, they traveled more than 8,000 miles to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where they’ll spend 16 days filming documentaries in different parts of that country. While they’re there, the students will be posting video clips, photos and notes on the class blogsite."

Read more about their project!