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Programs for Freshmen

Freshmen are invited to take part in select faculty-led programs during their first year at NDSU, and have the opportunity to take part in longer term programs starting as early as the summer after freshman year. If you are excited to get started now, consider one of the programs below. Program information is updated during the summer for the following year, so check back periodically for updated information on these 2017-18 programs.


Winter Break

Japan: Me, Myself, and We
Deadline to Apply: August 15
Immerse yourself in the international hub of Tokyo, Japan, and explore identity and self-understanding in context. 
SOC 179 2-cr fall and SOC 279 1-cr spring, abroad Dec 27, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018


Spring Break

Applications will become available late summer. The deadline to apply for spring break programs is November 1.

Discover Mexico: Perception, Politics, and Purpose
Discover a country with a fascinating political history: From ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations to 300 years of Spanish rule prior to its independence, there are remnants of Mexico’s political past everywhere.
POLS 379 3-cr spring course, abroad spring break 2018

Global Service Seminar: Costa Rica
Volunteer on a service learning project in your host community, learn more about this warm and welcoming country in context, and delve into the lush tropical beauty of Costa Rica, ocean to cloud forest.
SOC 379 1-cr spring, abroad spring break 2018

Iconic Dubai: Discover the Impossible
Experience the United Arab Emirates like you would never have a chance to do on your own - from exploring the historical roots in Al Ain to eating lunch in and touring the world famous Burj Al Arab 7-star hotel in Dubai.
AHSS 379 3-cr spring course, abroad spring break 2017