Spending two weeks immersed in another country’s colorful culture while earning college credit sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, that’s what you can get with NWTC’s Study Abroad programs.
Thailand, Belize, Ireland, and Amsterdam are just a few of the places NWTC students can explore through upcoming study abroad trips. Imagine learning about international human rights at The Hague's International Criminal Court or visiting the royal palaces and floating markets of Thailand!
Now, I know what you’re thinking… “Sure, study abroad would be great, but I don’t have the money… I can’t get away from work… I have kids… I (insert your own reason here).”
Lacy Frewerd, who coordinates the College’s Study Abroad programs, said many NWTC students think study abroad is for other students – students of privilege, students who have a support system at home, or students who don’t have children or a full-time job.
If you’ve ever had even the slightest notion of studying abroad, Lacy wants you to know one thing: “It doesn’t matter who you are - study abroad is for you.”
Lacy knows a variety of ways to make study abroad work for just about any student. It is her job to, wait… it’s her mission to introduce more NWTC students to the benefits of international travel and learning. “This is an investment in their future,” Lacy said. “This is not a vacation. Our programs are career-focused with future employability benefits.”
For example, for two weeks in January 2018, students focused on early childhood education, sustainable and agricultural practices, or healthcare can travel to Belize to explore the culture and gain hands-on experience through service-learning projects. Trips to London, Amsterdam, and The Hague and to Thailand are also planned for January 2018, and trips to Ireland, Cuba, and Brazil are in the works for May 2018.
Sound interesting? Get more information about upcoming trips on the Study Abroad website. You can also make an appointment with Lacy to learn how to finance your trip, go through the application process, and answer any questions you may have about traveling abroad.
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As the Study Abroad coordinator at NWTC, Lacy engages with students to make traveling on an educational study abroad program a reality. Her favorite part of her job is helping students break down the barriers (financial, work schedules, family commitments, and so on) to travel to destinations like Thailand, Ireland, and Brazil. Outside the College, you will find Lacy hanging out with her two dogs (Bali and Perro), binging on Netflix, or trying to find the best burger in the area.