Study Abroad

About study abroad

Studying abroad allows students to earn academic credit while experiencing the adventure and exhilaration of living in a new place. The International Education Study Abroad program at Normandale Community College is offered in collaboration with EGL (Education for Global Learning), partnership with University of Wisconsin, River Falls, and Normandale faculty led programs.

Why Study Abroad

We live in a very globalized world and having study abroad experience gives students an edge in the marketplace. Many companies are multinational and they are looking for individuals who have a worldview, who understand the sensitives regarding culture, heritage, tradition and religion.

Many four-year institutions are now requiring a study abroad experience, including Carlson School of Business. A study abroad experience at Normandale can be applied to most schools' requirement.

Learn more

Are you thinking about taking advantage of one of the Study Abroad opportunities? You can explore each program in depth using this web site, or you may simply contact Dan Creed or your school's EGL Representative to find the information you need.

Where Students are Traveling

Click here to access the Study Abroad Guide about where students are studying abroad plus a host of other related topics like:

  • Learning a foreign language
  • U.S. students abroad by major
  • Academics
  • Cultural considerations

2015-2016 Semester programs


Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy.
Attend semster or summer sessions.
Click here for additional information.


Live and study in a 300 year-old castle in Dalkeith, Scotland, six miles from Edinburgh. Go to for application and information. Cost approximately $8500.00 including room and board, and tuition. Airfare is separate.

Costa Rica

This is an EGL program hosted by Ridgewater College.

For information on cost and courses, contact:

Ruth Fairchild
CMST Faculty
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave. NW
Willmar, MN 56201

Kathy J. Steffen, Ed.D.
English/Reading/CMST Faculty
Ridgewater College
2 Century Ave.
Hutchinson, MN 55350


Study Spanish in several destinations through Mankato State University (MSU). For cost and program information contact or go to


Experience China! Set in beautiful Hangzhou, "Experience China" provides a rich, cultural immersion with the comfort and safety of an organized and well-staffed international learning community. Fall and spring semesters offered. Go to for application and information.

2015 - 2016 Study Travel

Business in Hong Kong (BUSN 2900 - 20)

March 4 – 10, 2016. 

Cost:  $4,000 plus tuition (3 credits). 

Study business and hospitality in a growing financial capital of the world.  Explore the unique experience of Macau gaming operations.  For information, contact Dan Creed or 952-358-8689 or sign-up at (tour ID – DCREED2016).

Stones and Castles:  Exploring Ancient Britain and Ireland (ANTH 1130).  

March 4 - 13, 2016

Cost:  $3,387.00 plus tuition (3 credits). 

Explore the ancient ruins in England and Ireland.  For information and application, contact Susan Krook at or 952-358-8917 or Pat Bonnie at or 952-358-8178.

The Medici & Their World (HIST & ART 1900). 

May 17-27, 2016. 

Cost:  $4,623.00 plus tuition (2 credits). 

For information, contact David Rayson or 952-358-8687 and Cindy Koopman or 952-358-8745.

Introduction to Global Health (NURS/HLTH/DENH/DIET 1900). 

May 20 – 29, 2016.  

Cost:  $2,300.00 plus tuition (3 credits). 

Explore global health issues, culture and health determinants in a developing country (Guatemala).  For information and application contact Mary Renquist at or 952-358-8739 or Penny Peterson at or 952-358-9098.

The Harp and the Loon: Literary Bridges between Ireland and Minnesota: (ENGL 2900-10).

June 13-22.

Cost: $3,300 plus tuition (3 credits).

Explore the parallel literary histories of both Ireland and Minnesota and then travel to Ireland and visit both Dublin and Belfast. For information, please contact Patrick O'Donnell at or 952-358-8684 or Kris Bigalk at or 952-358-8384.

Business in Russia (BUSN 1900)

June 20 – 28, 2016.

Costs; approximately $4,182 plus tuition (3 credits). 

Study business models in Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Contact Dan Creed or 952-358-8689 for information and application or sign-up online at (tour code – Creed -8679 or phone 888-310-7121).