Office of International Affairs
Nova Southeastern University
Horvitz Admin. Bldg, 2nd Floor
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
800-541-6682, ext. 27240
Monday thru Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
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Nova Southeastern University - Study Abroad
One of the first things to consider when preparing to go abroad is deciding what type of program is right for you. Whether you choose a Study Abroad Program, Travel Study Program, or Non-Credit Travel Exploration Experience, you will have the option to narrow your search to include unique program components including:
Many students choose a program which allows them to do more than one of these options: you may take coursework abroad while also completing an international internship. Or you may want to do a non-credit program which allows you to do both research and volunteer abroad. Maybe you will take classes, participate in medical shadowing and also engage in a service learning project abroad! So many options can be very overwhelming so we've put together fact sheets about the three main types of program structures below.
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM OPTIONS
Study Abroad at NSU refers to programs where students take pre-approved courses at a foreign university and transfer those courses back to their NSU degree.
TRAVEL STUDY PROGRAM OPTIONS
Travel Study at NSU refers to programs where students enroll in an NSU course and travel abroad as part of that course.
NON-CREDIT TRAVEL EXPLORATION PROGRAM OPTIONS
Non-Credit Travel Exploration is a catch-all category for a wide variety of international opportunities that students participate in connected to their NSU experience but for which they do not earn any academic credit.
This can include:
It is important to note that most or all of the experiences listed above have for-credit options as well. For example, an International Service Learning program may be done in connection with an NSU course. Because NSU credit is earned, this would instead be considered a Travel Study option. Another example is an International Internship which is taken during a course on an established study abroad program. In this case, because credit is earned and transferred back to NSU, this would be considered a Study Abroad option.
Below is information ONLY for non-credit options. For programs that offer credit, please review information in the appropriate section above -- Study Abroad (transfer credit) or Travel Study (NSU credit).
Our Sharks Abroad is ready to help you find the right program. Visit Getting Started to see the Sharks Abroad Checklist, learn more about our Sharks Abroad Information Sessions, and find out about our future events.