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TJ Hill, the regional director of Semester at Sea, sits at an informational desk at the Holmes Student Center on Thursday. Semester at Sea is a program that offers students a study abroad experience that visits many countries while taking classes on a cruise ship. (Sofia Didenko | Northern Star)

Study abroad cruise available for NIU students

By Sofia Didenko, Lifestyle Writer | January 28, 2024

DeKALB – Students living on a floating campus navigate through homework as well as the ocean, reflecting on the iconic teen show “Suite Life on Deck.”  Anticipation of a far-away destination lingers as about 600 young travelers take on the open...

Day 20: One final day in Paris

By Catherine Carter | July 24, 2019

Au revoir France! For my last day in Paris, I went to the Louvre! I absolutely ‘louvred’ it! The museum was almost incomprehensibly large. I spent five hours inside and I think I only saw 20% of what’s inside. I wasn’t even able to take my time...

Day 16 – Time for a relaxing picnic: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 18, 2019

Good morning everyone! Today was a fairly relaxing day. I did some much needed laundry and enjoyed the nice weather by taking a stroll around town before dinner. For tonight’s meal, the staff did a cookout. We usually eat in a fancy dining hall that...

Catherine Carter poses outside of the Dublin Castle.

Day 12 – More greetings from Dublin: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 14, 2019

Good morning Huskies! It’s day two in Ireland, and boy is it jam-packed! This morning we woke up early to visit Trinity College in Dublin. Along with being a beautiful and historic campus, it is home to two tourist attractions as well, the Book of Kells...

The view from on top of the Guinness Storehouse.

Day 10 and 11 – Greetings from Dublin: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 14, 2019

Day 10Hello Huskies! This morning was a bit cloudy and grey on my way to class, but my day was soon brightened up by a letter for my grandparents! I can’t be in touch with them while I’m here, so they have been reading my blog to stay updated. I’d...

Day 5 – Down the rabbit hole: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 10, 2019

Hello! As promised, today has been (very literally) a trip down the rabbit hole! Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland in 1865. Alice was actually based off a girl from Oxford. Every year, the town celebrates his books and their legacies with Alice’s...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Study Abroad

By Sarah Fischer | October 9, 2018

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Study Abroad Office to hold Study Abroad Fair

By Northern Star staff | February 3, 2016

The Study Abroad Office will hold the Spring Study Abroad Fair 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Holmes Student Center, Glass Gallery.Representatives from the Study Abroad Office will be available to answer questions about study abroad programs offered...

Study Abroad Fair to feature more than 30 programs

By Northern Star staff | February 2, 2015

The Study Abroad Office will hold its Spring Study Abroad Fair 1-5 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Holmes Student Center, Glass Gallery.More than 30 programs will be at the fair, according the Study Abroad Fair website.There will be financial aid representatives...

Study abroad when you still have time

By AJ Edwards | November 25, 2013

As college students, we have the pleasure of summer vacations and month-long Christmas breaks. There’s no better way to take advantage of this time off than to visit places entirely different from home.By seeing a different part of the world, you’re...

Study abroad to see changes in program

By Matt Carlson | November 13, 2013

The university is looking to expand internationally and make changes to its study abroad program.As a university, NIU hopes to send more students abroad, as well as bring in more students from other countries. Raymond Alden said with a more global economy,...

Overseas travel open to students

By Northern Star staff | October 13, 2013

Students have another chance to travel overseas.Anthropology professor Mitch Irwin is planning a 2014 study abroad trip to Madagascar. Last summer, Irwin led his first trip with NIU to the country. The trip is set to start in late May.Lodging will involve...