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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! 


Belize, March 20-29 (spring break) 2015

Early Childhood Education focus

Early childhood education students, staff and community members, travel to Belize during NWTC’s spring break for 10 days. The study abroad program will offer 3 early childhood practicum credits, which will help you complete your program of study. 

The trip will enrich your cultural and diverse perspectives of Belize’s early childhood educational system, including family involvement. Also, you will be immersed into Belize culture through your host family. You will be directly engaged with one of The Ministry of Educations’ 36 preschool programs in the city of Corozal.  Emphasizing healthy and safe environments will be a focus of the trip.


Application deadline was December 1, 2014


Trip inquiries:
Mary Beth Boettcher
Early Childhood Education Instructor

China, May 20-June 3, 2015

Global Business focus

Business students can use this trip to China to fulfill their 2-credit Career Experience requirements. Business students, faculty, and staff will travel to China for 14 days before the start of the Summer session.

The program is designed to expose students to the Chinese business environment as well as China’s long history and vibrant culture. The program will focus on China’s central region, away from the polluted mega-cities of the coast, and into the more traditional heartland of Chinese civilization. Participants will have the chance to engage Chinese college students and faculty, explore businesses and industries, and see both cultural sites and historical monuments. Participants will not only see major cities, but will also experience campus life at a college in a medium-sized city. Day trips will also explore more pristine environmental preserves, including Buddhist holy sites and the home of “China’s national treasure,” the Giant Panda. 

Application deadline was February 9, 2015

Trip inquiries:
Terri Brown
Business Management Instructor

Lacy Frewerd
International Programs Assistant

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.

We are now accepting applications for the Thailand program: Application for Study Abroad Programs updated 10-2014.docxApplication for Study Abroad Programs updated 10-2014.docx

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, March 18-26 2016 (spring break)

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 begin in the heart of Rio de Janario and head south to Sao Paulo. 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 updated 10-2014.docxApplication for Study Abroad Programs updated 10-2014.docx


Application deadline is November 9th, 2015 and the first payment is due November 13th, 2015.

Trip inquiries: 
Angela Hansen
Supply Chain Management Instructor


Belize, March 2016

This program is designed for students in the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant program students.

More information will be posted in the summer. 

Trip inquiries:
Lacy Frewerd

Ireland, May 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

We will begin accepting applications for the Ireland program in fall 2015
For trip inquiries and to request an application please contact:
Lacy Frewerd
International Programs Assistant

Denmark, May 2016

Sustainability and Business focus

The 10 days in Denmark will be mainly spent in Roskilde. The group will learn about renewable energy by wind turbines, solar sources or biomass. There will also be a focus on sustainable business practices. The group will experience the capital city of Copenhagen and traditional Danish cultural sites. U.S. students can interact with local students to learn ordinary Danes value in life.

Applications for the Denmark program will be accepted in fall 2015

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.


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.  

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For more information:

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