North changes perspectives.

What brings us North goes beyond four walls, or even our two campuses—it journeys out into the entire world. At Northern Vermont University, you’ll discover study away options near and far that will help you expand your horizons and see the world in a new way.

Semester and Year-Long Programs

Students at both NVU-Lyndon and NVU-Johnson can expand their language and cultural knowledge while studying in another state or country. Experience a new culture, explore your academic interests from a new angle, and make connections that will last a lifetime.

At Lyndon, students can work with a number of international study organizations, including  AIFS, CIS, and  Globalinks, to identify the program and location that fits. Recently, students have spent a semester or a year in Spain, England, South Africa, Ecuador, Australia, Edinburgh, Ireland, and Italy. Students can also participate in Education First’s language immersion programs during semester and summer breaks in locations like France, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, China, and Japan.

Our Johnson campus offers a number of study away options, both domestic and international. With the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), spend a semester or a year abroad at any ISEP member institution. If you prefer to stay closer to home, NVU-Johnson is also a member of the  National Student Exchange (NSE), which has more than 200 member institutions in the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada. Students pay NVU tuition to participate and are responsible for covering their own travel and administrative costs.

Short-Term Travel Opportunities

If a semester or year away isn’t in your plans, both Northern Vermont University campuses offer many break and inter-semester opportunities to travel and learn about new cultures and history. Some recent and upcoming short-term excursions include:

  • Trips to Russia; the UK and Ireland; Switzerland, Italy, the French Riveria, and Monaco with NVU-Lyndon World History Professor Alexandre Strokanov.
  • A tour of European sites important to the history of psychology led by Johnson and Lyndon Psychology Professors Gina Mireault and Lori Werdenschlag, as part of a team-taught, dual-campus psychology course.
  • Recent course-related excursions such as business students traveling to Brazil and art students exploring the treasures of Greece and Turkey.

Additionally, during winter and spring breaks, the Badger Alternative Breaks Program at the NVU-Johnson campus sends students to locations throughout the U.S. where they participate in community service projects and make connections to the people who live there. (Contact about Badger Alternative Breaks.)

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