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Short-Term International Programs

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A short-term experience abroad will take you a long way

Travel and study abroad can change your perspective. And it can be a life-changing experience. Professionally speaking, it also can make you a more marketable employee. That’s why we offer short-term international programs—to give every student, even those with many commitments at home, the opportunity to benefit from going abroad.

Unlike other schools, Nichols can customize your short-term program to your interests. You pick your destination, what you want to study and where you travel while abroad. We directly enroll you at the abroad institution, which means you learn from professors and courses at your chosen institution for a more immersive experience. And you earn Nichols credits and Nichols grades.

Programs and locations

We offer short-term programs ranging from 1 to 5 weeks. These are intensive programs where students gain a fast-paced abroad experience while earning academic credit. You can earn 3 to 6 credits during a summer or winter session.

Locations include a range of destinations across five continents, as well as non-English-speaking countries if you have foreign language proficiency. Choosing the right location depends on your goals, and we’ll use our knowledge and global expertise to help.

Planning your short-term program

Our Office for International Engagement is here to customize your abroad experience to you. Your first step is to meet with us so we can discuss your travel goals and academic or professional interests. From there, we’ll hone in on an international region and opportunities that are right for you.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to begin planning a year in advance, and a 3.0 GPA is required. Your short-term abroad program is also financial aid eligible if it fulfills a degree requirement.

We’ll make it easy—and we’re here to help

From a simple approval process through our Office for International Engagement to special advising all along the way, we’re here to help. To find out more, current students can come to an info session and visit our office in Fels Student Center, Room 314.