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

2017-18 NOC Study Abroad Opportunities:

England & Scotland - May 2017

Edinburgh/London - Spring Break 2017

Visit picturesque and historic Edinburgh, Scotland and then take the overnight train to the UK's vibrant capital city, London. There you will visit Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and much more!
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Contact Professor - Dr. Don Stinson

Costa Rica - Environmental Science - May 2017

NOC Global Community Trip to Israel - June 1-13, 2017


This is an amazing opportunity to explore the Holy Land with NOC professor Steven McClaren who is also a pastor and archaeologist. As one of NOC's 'Global Community' programs, this educational journey is open to both students and non-students - families, groups, solo travelers, etc are welcome to join. 3 credit hours of humanities credit are available for college students and eligible concurrent high school students.

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Contact Professor - Prof. Steve McClaren

Peru - June 2-12, 2017 - NOC Global Community Trip

Peru - June 2-12, 2017 NOC Global Community Trip

Travel on one of NOC's 'Global Community' programs to one of the most attractive travel destinations for 2017 - Peru. This educational travel opportunity is open to students and non-students (families, lifelong learners, solo travelers, etc.) and is a great way to see some incredible sights while learning about the history, cultural, and ecosystems of this amazing country.
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Dublin Summer Program - June 18 - July 1, 2017

London-Paris-Amsterdam - Spring Break 2018 - NOC Global Community Trip

London-Paris-Amsterdam - Spring Break 2018

Discover three distinctly unique European capitals on this 10-day study-tour to London, Paris, and Amsterdam! From Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, to the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, and finally Van Gogh, Anne Frank, and canals, this program will introduce participants to many wonderful aspects of Western Europe. This educational travel opportunity is part of NOC's 'Global Community' program and is open to students and non-students (families, lifelong learners, solo travelers, etc.)

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Environmental Science in Costa Rica - May 15-24, 2018


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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Contact Prof Mary Gard

May 15-24, 2018 - NOC 'Global Community' trip to Barcelona, Southern France, and Italy


Join us for three days in Barcelona, one of the most beautiful and unique cities on the Mediterranean Coast. From Barcelona you’ll travel into the French Riviera, with stops in Carcassonne, Èze, Nice, and Monaco before crossing into Italy to explore the Cinque Terra, a string of five ancient fishing villages that are about as authentically Italian as you can get. You’ll end up in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. It’s a 10-day trip to some of the most beautiful destinations in Southern Europe.

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NOC Dublin Summer Program - June 3-16, 2018


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 15 and will sell out quickly.

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Contact Dean Wade Watkins

NOC London Summer Program - June 17-29, 2018


Northern Oklahoma College is once again offering one of our most popular study abroad experiences – The 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/D]) 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 15!

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Contact Dean Wade Watkins