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International Education Week 2011
November 14 - 18
Event Flyer (pdf)

19th Annual Study Abroad Fair
September 21

Study Abroad & Your Career 
April 5
Unpack your study abroad experience! Learn how to incorporate these experiences into your résumé and job interviews. Don't forget to bring your résumé.

How to Find Money for Study Abroad Workshop
March 3
Event Flyer (jpg)
Now that you know more about study abroad......How are you going to pay for it? Come to this workshop for more ideas!

Division of International Programs Brown Bag Series
Event Flyer (pdf)
Presenter List (docx)
These weekly discussions will be held Thursdays during the Spring 2011 Semester.

Honors Study Abroad Night
February 8
As we brace ourselves for up to two feet of snow this week, do you find yourself day dreaming about studying for your midterms in Belize?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit historic European monuments or set off for a weekend trip to London after class? Want to get out of DeKalb but stay on track to graduate? Join us for an informative look at how the NIU Study Abroad office can help you turn your wishes into action.

Spring 2011 Glimpse Correspondents Program
This is a chance for students, volunteers, teachers, and other travelers to get stories and photography published at a National Geographic supported publication, and get paid for it. Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides talented writers and photographers with a $600 stipend as well as one on one editorial training and support to complete an independent journalistic work based on their experience abroad.


Study Abroad Reunion Meet and Greet Pizza Party
November 17
Come join the Division of International Programs, study abroad alumni, and students who are interested in studying abroad for the Study Abroad Reunion Meet and Greet Pizza Party.  Enjoy great food while talking and learning about studying abroad through NIU!  Students returning from recent trips abroad will be sharing pictures and stories.  All are welcome!

It's Go Time Ladies! Tips for Traveling the Globe
November 9
Have you dreamed of hiking the Alps, floating in the Dead Sea, or seeing the Pyramids? Don't put your dreams of traveling abroad on hold because of fears of the unknown or financial concerns. You'll leave this discussion with the knowledge necessary for a successful, enjoyable, and budget-friendly trip, so you can travel on your own terms. Novice travelers and experienced globe-trotters are all welcome as the Women's Resource Center discusses how to combine your studies and a passion for exploration and adventure, the pros and cons of traveling solo for women, and tips and advice on how to become a savvy globe trekker!

Phi Beta Delta 2011 Calendar
Check out the 2011 calendar from NIU’s Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, full of choice pictures from NIU students’ experiences abroad. For $15, you can pick up this wonderful collection – See Pam Rosenberg at the Study Abroad Office on the 4th floor of Williston Hall to take advantage of this opportunity and treat yourself or someone you know to an international delight. Proceeds from the calendar will assist NIU students with international endeavors, including study abroad scholarships. Credit for the photography can been seen within the calendar under each photo.

How to Find Money for Study Abroad Workshop
October 7
Now that you know more about study abroad......How are you going to pay for it? Come to this workshop for more ideas!

18th Annual 2010 Study Abroad Fair!
September 23

Student Creates Media and Culture in Ireland Video
Matt Briggs, a student participant in the Media and Culture in Ireland program, put together this great video about his experience abroad!

NIU Students Studying Abroad in South Africa Featured in Daily Herald!
July 1
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Bethany Mock Awarded John E. Bowman Travel Grant for CIEE Study Abroad Program
As a participant in the CIEE Tokyo JS Program, Bethany has been awarded the Bowman Travel Grant! This grant is awarded to students participating in programs in non-traditional destinations. Congratulations, Bethany!

Study Abroad Alum Presents "Photograff" Exhibit
May 1-27
Thomas Graff, NIU art student and Study Abroad alum, is the featured artist at the DeKalb Area Women's Center (DAWC) during the month of May. "Fine Art Meets Photography" examines painting and photography, travels through fashion photography, and exhibits fashion creation.

NIU Student, Camtu Vu, Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Award
Congratulations, Camtu Vu, who is studying abroad in Argentina this semester! Gilman Scholars receive up to $8,000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions they study in. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Southern Regional Center in Houston, Texas. More information about the scholarship is available on the Gilman website.


Study Abroad Alum, Shay Galto, Awarded Lincoln Laureate Award
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This award is reserved for the university's top senior, recognizing excellence in both curricular and extracurricular activities. This past summer, Shay studied abroad in Cambodia, where she conducted research relating to genocide. Congratulations, Shay!

Study Abroad Office Photo Contest Winners Announced!
1st Place: Shay Galto, Floating village in Siem Reap, Independent Study in Cambodia, Summer 2009
2nd Place: Emily Capone, Wild monkey in front of Ouzoud Waterfalls, Semester at Sea, Morocco, Summer 2009
3rd Place: Albert Cobb, Bikers on a tight and winding road, Media and Culture in Ireland, Summer 2009

Friday Fest 2009! T-shirt winners announced!
After Academic Convocation, the Study Abroad Office participated in Friday Fest where we held a raffle to win a free t-shirt! Congratulations to the winners: Mansee Patel, Chelsea Meilnicki, and Mark Gabel

Division of International Programs Brown Bag Series
These weekly discussions will be held on Thursdays during the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters. 

Huskies on Parade
Check out the Huskie Dog, Huskies Around the World, that Emily Gorlewski of the Study Abroad Office painted for Huskies on Parade! You can view the Huskie at Copy Service Inc. at 1005 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Many thanks to Copy Service for sponsoring the Huskie, and to all of our students for letting us use their photos for this unique work of art.

 Huskies side view

 Huskies left side