Semester Abroad and Other Off-Campus Studies

Where do you want to go?  Where is God calling you?  North Central students have the opportunity to study abroad through a number of programs during their time at NCU.  Click on the links below to learn more about each of NCU's current opportunities:

NCU Short Programs (must have earned at least 24 credits):

NCU Semester-long Programs (must be a Jr. or Sr.):

Have questions regarding the College of Missions Semester Abroad programs? Take a look at our FAQ sheet.

Additional Partnering Programs:

As a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, North Central also gives its students the opportunity to participate and earn credit through the following current Best Semester programs:

  • American Studies Program - Washington, D.C.
  •  L.A. Film Studies Center
  • Oxford Summer Programme
  • Uganda Studies Program
  • Australia Studies Centre
  • Contemporary Music Center – Nashville, TN
  • Latin American Studies Program – Costa Rica
  • Scholar’s Semester in Oxford

Basic Requirements:

 In order to study abroad, NCU students must meet the following requirements:

  1.  Students must display personal responsibility, maturity and a commitment to being a good representative of NCU wherever they travel and study.  This will be assessed through the application, references, and interview as well as input and approval from Student Life, Student Financial Services and the Registrar.
  2. Students must be a Jr. or Sr. at the time of study for all semester-long programs, including at least one semester of regular (non-PSEO) full-time, undergraduate study at NCU.  Any student may apply for the Holy Lands Study Tour.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA; a higher GPA is required for some programs.
  4. Students must have a class completion ratio of 67% or higher - for financial aid purposes.
  5. Students must be able to apply the classes taken abroad to their degree program, either as requirements or electives.
  6. Students will be responsible for all travel or program costs above and beyond the cost of normal attendance at NCU.

Note about Financial Aid

Study Abroad may affect a student’s eligibility for certain types of financial aid awards.  A student studying abroad will be responsible to make the necessary financial arrangements  in order to participate.  To enquire about how a specific program may affect your financial aid, make an appointment to meet with someone in the Financial Aid Office.


If you have a question about a specific program, please follow the program links above to find the correct contact person to answer your questions.  General questions about Study Abroad can be directed to:

Vienna Lewin, Study Abroad Coordinator