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:

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

Additional Partnering Programs:

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

  • American Studies Program - Washington, D.C.
  • China Studies Program
  • India Studies Program
  •  L.A. Film Studies Center
  • Oxford Summer Programme
  • Uganda Studies Program
  • Australia Studies Centre
  • Contemporary Music Center – Nashville, TN
  • Latin American Studies Program – primarily Costa Rica and Nicaragua
  • Middle East Studies Program – Jerusalem, Israel
  • Scholar’s Semester in Oxford
  • Washington Journalism Center

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
  2. Students must be a Jr. or Sr. at the time of study for all semester-long programs.  Other students may apply for the Israel Study Tour and other short programs
  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:

Katy Wehr

Administrative Assistant to the Study Abroad Policy Council
Miller Hall, Second Floor