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 Study Abroad

NWTC's study abroad programs combine international travel with high quality academic experiences. Gain appreciation for other cultures while broadening your global awareness. Expand your horizons and study abroad! 

Thailand, January 7 -22, 2016

Cultural focus

The program will focus on cultural awareness, including the opportunity to learn about the Hmong migration from Laos to Thailand and eventually to the United States. The program includes time in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai. Students will visit sites including the Floating Market, grand palaces, indigenous tribes, Buddhist temples, and much, much more.

This study abroad experience is being offered as a section of Intro to Diversity Studies three credit course.  If you have already taken Intro to Diversity Studies, you are still welcome to participate in the program

Business students: you can accomplish your two credit career experience by participating in the Thailand program.

Program flyer: Info flyer for Thailand 2016.pdfInfo flyer for Thailand 2016.pdf

We are now accepting applications for the Thailand program: Application for Study Abroad Programs Fillable.pdfApplication for Study Abroad Programs Fillable.pdf

Application deadline is September 14th, 2015 and the first payment is due September 18th, 2015.

Trip inquiries:
Wa Yia Thao
Minority Student Coordinator

Lance Kelley
General Studies Instructor


Brazil, May 19-28, 2016 

As the two largest economies and democracies in the western hemisphere, the US and Brazil, share one of the most important trade economic relationships in the world. Also, they have a growing emphasis on education partnerships. Therefore, this program is designed to expose students to Brazil's vibrant culture, international trade, supply chain management and logistics, trades, and international business. The journey will take place in the heart of Rio de Janario. Participants will have the chance to engage with other Brazilians, explore businesses, and see both cultural sites and religious monuments. Day trips will explore Carnival, soccer, Christ the Redeemer, amazing foods such as a barbeque, and much more.

We are now accepting application for the Brazil program: Application for Study Abroad Programs Fillable.pdfApplication for Study Abroad Programs Fillable.pdf

Application deadline is February 8th, 2016 and the first payment is due February 12th, 2016.

Trip inquiries: 
Angela Hansen
Supply Chain Management Instructor


Ireland, May 24 - June 2, 2016

Discover boundless opportunities at Waterford, Ireland. Live on campus at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) with a diverse group of students who share your passion. Visit historical sites, attend lectures by top instructors, and participate in company visits to receive "behind the scenes" look at Irish business.
The Ireland program is a Wisconsin Technical College System sponsored program. Therefore, the participants will include students from Wisconsin's Technical Colleges.
  • Lectures by WIT instructors on economics, history, culture, politics, and religion
  • Demonstrations on Irish culinary arts and Gaelic games/sports
  • Tours of local cultural sites (such as Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry)
  • 2 day visit to Dublin
  • Complete application with 2 letters of recommendation
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Able to obtain a valid passport
  • Maturity to represent Wisconsin Technical Colleges
  • Cost: Approximately $1,800 + airfare, passport, and incidentals

Program flyer:Info flyer for Ireland 2016.pdfInfo flyer for Ireland 2016.pdf

We are now accepting application for the Ireland program: Application for Study Abroad Programs Fillable.pdfApplication for Study Abroad Programs Fillable.pdf
Application deadline is November 30th, 2015 and the first payment is due December 4th, 2015
For trip inquiries and to request an application please contact:
Chris Kuborn
Digital Media Technology Instructor

Germany, 1 year program with CBYX

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a yearlong fellowship to study and work in Germany.  CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields.

The fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.  More information can be found at 

The CBYX program annually provides 75 participants with:

2 months intensive German language training

1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences

5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field  

Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipend

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred.  Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.  Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.

Interested applicants can apply online at The application deadline for the 2014-2015 program is December 1, 2015.

Scotland, transfer agreement with RGU

Complete your bachelors degree with Robert Gordon University, located in Aberdeen Scotland, in one year. The agreement between NWTC and RGU is for students in Hospitality Management or Business Management only at this time. Complete your associate degree at NWTC and then transfer to RGU to complete a bachelor degree.  

  • Merit scholarships from $2,000 to $9,000
  • Receive your bachelors degree in one year, or stay for two years to complete a bachelors with honours
  • On campus housing available
  • RGU website for international students:

To request more information on RGU please contact:
Lacy Frewerd
International Programs Assistant

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For more information on study abroad opportunities please contact:

Lacy Frewerd, International Programs Assistant
Phone: 920-498-5451 or 01-920-498-5451