Global Education

Wade WatkinsTravel and study abroad are life changing experiences for college students. I've been working with students for more than a decade, helping expose them to global education opportunities and I’ve seen firsthand the impact it has. Whether it’s a course on one of our campuses, a short-term study abroad program, or a semester or more studying in a different country, it can be the spark that leads a student to a new interest, major or career option. These incredible experiences give students a competitive edge over their peers, which is incredibly attractive to potential employers in all fields.
Wade Watkins
NOC Dean of Global Education

2019NOC Study Abroad Opportunities:



Travel through the spring Alps on this amazing trip which starts in Munich and includes visits to the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau and a trip to the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein. After a brief stop in Austria for lunch and a bit of free-time, continue on to Venice, Italy where you'll experience the famous Murano glass blowing and the many canals! Travel through the Lake Como region before stopping near Lucerne, Switzerland and opt for a Swiss Mountain experience. Finally, pass through the Black Forest before ending the trip with visits to Freiburg and Heidelberg.

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The Best of Ireland - A NOC Global Community program (open to students and non-students) - May 15-26, 2019

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Come along with NOC to the Emerald Isle on this exciting 12-day excursion which covers both of the island’s distinct regions: the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Besides the two vibrant capital cities of Dublin and Belfast, we’ll visit Cork, Blarney Castle, the picturesque Ring of Kerry, the Rock of Cashel, the Giant’s Causeway (one of the most unique geological formations on Earth), and much more. If you have Irish ancestry, you can get in touch with your roots! If you don’t, you’ll leave wishing you did. This tour is limited to 12 people, so sign up fast to secure a spot!

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Click here to contact Don Stinson

Environmental Science in Costa Rica - May 19-30, 2019

Costa Rica

COSTA RICA - 4-credit hours of lab science (L/N)
Environmental Sciences - Prof. Mary Gard
May 19-30, 2019

Earn four credit hours of lab science through Northern Oklahoma College’s Environmental Science course offered in the beautiful and fascinating country of Costa Rica. The rainforest, ocean, along with 3 national parks full of plant and animal life, a visit to an indigenous tribe, a coffee plantation, cacao farm and volcano will serve as your science lab as you explore and study the incredible neo-tropical ecosystems of this Central American country.

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WILDLIFE & CULTURE OF KENYA - A NOC Global Community Program - June 4-16, 2019


Join us on this amazing NOC 'Global Community' program! This remarkable experience is open to non-students and eligible college students (3-5 transferable college credits will be offered; open to concurrent high school students as well). Explore Kenya's exciting capital city of Nairobi with visits to Giraffe Manor and the Karen Blixen Estate, from "Out of Africa" fame, before departing to the countryside in search of Africa's Big Five Safari Game and many other animals. Visit the equator, the Great Rift Valley, a Masai village as well as Mt Kenya, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, and Amboseli National Parks. This program is in VERY high demand, so enroll soon!

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NOC London Summer Program - June 23-July 5, 2019


LONDON SUMMER PROGRAM - 6 credit hours 
Global Studies (Dr Cook)
Creative Writing (Prof Scott)
June 23 - July 5, 2019

Northern Oklahoma College is partnering with Regent's University London to offer our 2019 NOC London Summer Program. Students will attend courses, participate in academic and cultural field trips, and enjoy free time in one of the most cosmopolitan city in the world. Two classes (6 credit hours [H/I, H]) will be taught in the mornings and afternoons utilized for faculty-led or independent field programs. Housing is in twin or triple dorm rooms on the beautiful campus of Regents University in central London. Space is limited to 12!

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NOC Dublin Summer Program - July 14-27, 2019


DUBLIN SUMMER PROGRAM - 6 credit hours 

Global Studies ( W. Watkins) + Creative Writing (D. Watkins)
July 14 - 27, 2019

Students earn six credit hours (H/I, H) as they enjoy living on the campus of University College Dublin, one of Ireland's oldest and most prestigious colleges. Enjoy classes in the mornings and faculty-led or independent field practica in the afternoons. The evening and weekend are free to explore on your own. Students will enjoy single dorm rooms with private bath and common living/kitchen areas. Space on this program is limited to 12 students and will sell out quickly so contact NOC Global Education as soon as possible.

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Architecture in Berlin – Spring Break 2020 March 12-18, 2020

Come along with NOC to explore the engineering and architecture of Berlin. This 7-day tour includes visits to some popular sites as well as interacting with some industry and architectural experts. During our visit, we will see the Brandenburg Gate, the remains of the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, and Kurfustendamm, and have some time to explore Berlin on your own. The trip will include a meeting with an industry expert that will provide insights on German architecture and we will get to meet with a local architect.

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Click here to contact Frankie Woodblack

SPRING BREAK 2020 - CHINA Beijing, Great Wall, and Shanghai - A NOC Global Community Program (open to students and non-students) - March 13-21, 2020

China Trip

A NOC Global Community Program
(open to students and non-students)
March 13-21, 2020

Join NOC social science and humanities professors on this amazing 9-day trip to China. Explore ancient and modern China – experience Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. Eat wonderful local and regional cuisine, walk atop the Great Wall of China, ride a rickshaw through Beijing’s alleyways, and enjoy a tea ceremony. Travel via high speed rail to Shanghai to visit the colonial Bund, the impressive World Financial Center District, the Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Yuan Gardens and be awestruck by a Chinese acrobatics show. Enjoy free time in both Beijing and Shanghai. 3-5 credit hours (humanities/photo) optional.

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Cuba 2020: A NOC Global Community Program (open to students and non-students)

NOC is headed back to Cuba during the early summer of 2020 to explore the culture and culinary delights of this controversial, yet incredible Caribbean island nation. We will explore Havana and get to enjoy the art, architecture, and culture of the Cuban capital city. Participants will have the opportunity to play dominoes with locals (the Cuban national game) and even visit the house where Ernest Hemingway wrote “The Old Man and the Sea”. The trip will include visits to the coastal city of Cienfuegos and the colonial town of Trinidad. Space is VERY limited!

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