Signature Programs

Nichols is a starting point, not a destination. Even while you’re still here as a student, we take you beyond the classroom to learn and train in the real world.

Study Abroad

Just about every market today is a global market.  Experiences abroad give you a competitive edge that can lead to career-making opportunities. That’s why we offer a variety of study abroad experiences, from short term, course-related travel with faculty, to international internships and full semesters abroad.

For example, our partnership with Saint Joseph’s University in Macau, China allows students to spend a semester taking junior and senior level business courses in this vitally strategic area of the world.

Business and liberal arts students can benefit from our partnership with Regent's University in London, studying at the heart of one of the world’s premier financial and cultural centers. Additionally, our partnership with Abroad Programs International opens campuses to Nichols College students in South America, Asia, and Eastern and Western Europe.

Faculty-led travel allows students enrolled in specific courses to apply an international context to their academic content. For example, first year students have an opportunity to visit London with faculty from their LEAD 101 course. Other programs in which students and faculty have recently traveled include international business, educator preparation, and criminal justice management. These students have benefitted from this added component of 8-15 days travelling that tie directly to their course content.

International internships have also become part of the Nichols student success abroad. Sport management and international business, for example, are committed to this competitive edge programming. Whatever your chosen field, we will help you gain international experience to help make you a leader in that field.

To learn more about these and other study abroad opportunities, contact our international programs office at 508-213-2230.


Internships are the best way to build and test your professional skills in a real-world environment. That’s why we encourage all Nichols undergraduates to complete an internship. There’s no better way to acquire work recommendations and make important contacts.

Our students have interned at many well-known companies, organizations and agencies. Here are just a few:

  • Abbott Labs
  • American Express
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Boston Bruins
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Charter TV 3
  • CT Sun
  • DCU Center
  • Disney
  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
  • Dunbar Armored Car Corporation
  • ESPN Productions
  • Fidelity Investments
  • First Investors Corporation
  • IMG Tennis, Golf
  • IPG Photonics
  • John F. Kennedy Library
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • MediaOne
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Mohegan Sun
  • New England Patriots
  • New England Revolution
  • New England Sports Network (NESN)
  • New York Knicks
  • Pawtucket PawSox
  • Target
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Marshal Service
  • Warner Trade Publishing
  • Washington DC through the Washington Center

To find out more about Nichols and internships, contact the associate director of career services at 508-213-2389.

Robert C. Fischer Institute for Policy and Culture

At Nichols, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to expand your intellectual and cultural experiences beyond the classroom. The Robert C. Fischer Institute for Policy and Culture brings events, lectures, and study opportunities to Nichols, providing students with key experiential learning opportunities.

Through the Nichols College Cultural Enrichment Program, you’ll hear prominent speakers on campus discussing topics ranging from international affairs and politics to interpersonal relationships and cultural diversity. Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar for performing and fine arts events featuring renowned musicians, poets, artists and dancers, too.

The Institute is also responsible for arranging Washington, D.C., internships and managing the College’s study abroad programs. As a Nichols student, your opportunities are global – from the national and international politics of the Beltway to the lively culture of the world’s most vibrant cities.

On campus and off, the Fischer Institute delivers programs that are connected to your coursework and provide context to the political, social and cultural experiences you’ll encounter throughout your life.

To learn more about the Fischer Institute, contact director Susan Wayman at 508 213-2230.