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NKU begins first Virtual Study Abroad Week

The International Student & Scholar Services Education Abroad office in University Center room 330.

Dung Nguyen, Contributor

September 16, 2020

NKU’s first Virtual Study Abroad Week started Monday and provided information about abroad education programs. The event goes until Friday, Sep. 18, and consists mainly of Zoom sessions hosted by the Office of Education Abroad and affiliates.  Students interested in studying abroad in Japan, Korea, Germany ...

How coronavirus affected Norse abroad

A rooftop view from their hotel in Antigua, Guatemala.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

March 22, 2020

The University announced on March 18 that all Education Abroad trips are canceled through the end of summer. Michelle Melish, assistant director in the office of education abroad, said emails were sent to the 16 students abroad asking them to come home. For Christina Fultz, senior Spanish and elementary...

Study abroad trips canceled due to Coronavirus

Washing your hands is a way to prevent the spread of infections.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 6, 2020

Two study abroad programs scheduled for spring break have been canceled due to confirmed Coronavirus cases in the destination areas, according to NKU Education Abroad officials.  President Ashish Vaidya, in conjunction with NKU’s Coronavirus preparedness team, made the decision to cancel the program...

Study Abroad fair gives students chance to travel the world

The study abroad fair is Wednesday Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Corinne Byrne, Contributor

September 17, 2018

Willing to expand your educational experience outside of the borders? The Office of Study Abroad will be hosting the annual Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

Study Abroad Fair: Find out where you can go

More than 40 countries have programs and 25 are exchange partner universities.

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor

February 6, 2017

In the past there was a fall Study Abroad Fair, now the Office of Education Abroad has added a spring fair, as well as a new program, Study Away. Each year, students are given the opportunity to go abroad through NKU.  The Office of Education Abroad held their third annual spring Study Abroad Fair on F...

One life saved, another changed in Tanzania

Studying abroad in Tanzania this summer was one of the most humbling experiences in Averbeck's life.

Emily Osterholz, Arts & Life Editor

September 12, 2016

A piercing shriek echoed along the quiet spaces of the Sinza Community Hospital. In one of the 10 beds, a woman was delivering a baby boy. NKU student Heather Averbeck ran to her room and peeked through the curtain. “I saw a prolapsed umbilical cord,” Averbeck said. “All I saw was the cord comi...

The traveling teacher

Sara Drabik works with student Holland Rains in the Norse Media office.

Emily Osterholz, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

January 20, 2016

Quiet sobs echoed off of the pale blue walls. In her hotel room, she sat hunched in the desk chair.   Sara Drabik was broken. She was confused and completely out of her element. She had only been in Thailand for a week, but the undergrad from Ithaca College in New York was already experiencing Tha...

Barriers and boundaries lecture gives first look into future study abroad program

Barriers and boundaries lecture gives first look into future study abroad program

Ally Jasper, Contributer

September 10, 2014

Dr. Katrina Powell hosted a lecture in the Student Union Tuesday, Sept. 9, on the topic of displacement among Sri Lankan citizens. Dr. Powell traveled to Sri Lanka in the summer of 2011 “with hopes of meeting a few well-known artists and writers within the community.” After arriving Powell said she ...

NKU hosts a weeklong celebration of global education

Amber Hemmerle, Contributing writer

November 10, 2013

The office of education abroad and other organizations on campus are teaming up to present International Education Week from Nov. 11-15.  The International Education Week program celebrates the importance of gaining a well-rounded global education through a series of academic and cultural events on campus...

Learning experiences outside the classroom

Learning experiences outside the classroom

Stacey Barnes, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2012

A treasure hunt that requires picture taking, using a foreign language to shop and paying to use public bathrooms may sound strange. But for a group of students participating in the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) traveling to France, it amounts to in-class homework. Paris, France,...

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