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

2020 NOC Study Abroad Opportunities:

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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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

Natural/lab science in Belize - 4 credit hours - May 14-23, 2020


Belize - 4 credit Natural/Lab Science (L,N)
May 14-23, 2020

Earn four credit hours of lab science through NOC’s Plant Biology course offered in the beautiful and fascinating country of Belize. We will explore the rainforest, barrier reef, islands and ocean, national parks full of plant and animal life, and the world famous Belize Zoo, along with spelunking, snorkeling and hands on experiences caring for wildlife in the Belize Bird Sanctuary. Fabulous pyramids and amazing stone cities built in the heart of the jungle 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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Cuba 2020: A NOC Global Community Program (open to students and non-students) - May 24-31, 2020

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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NOC Dublin Summer Program - July 6-18, 2020


DUBLIN SUMMER PROGRAM - 6 credit hours 

Global Studies ( W. Watkins) + Creative Writing (T. Davis) 
July 6-18, 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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Click here to contact Tammy Davis

NOC London Summer Program - July 19-31, 2020


LONDON SUMMER PROGRAM - 6 credit hours 
Global Studies (Dr Cook)
Creative Writing (Prof Scott)
July 19-31, 2020

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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SPRING BREAK 2021 - ITALY & GREECE - A NOC Global Community Program (students & non-students are welcome!) - March 12-21, 2021


Join NOC faculty members Wade Watkins and Jeremy Cook as they lead one of our most popular programs to the Mediterranean region and explore the beautiful environs of Italy and Greece!

Highlights include: the Renaissance and culinary wonders of Florence, the ancient wonders of Rome, gelato!, the Colosseum, Vatican City and Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Pompeii option, the magic of Delphi, the Acropolis/Parthenon, and the Olympic Stadium. 3 credit hours of Humanities/Intl credit is available (H,I)

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