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NDSU study abroad: Explore as you learn

Leah Vikander
Interior design major Leah Vikander recently finished an 8-week summer internship in Dublin, Ireland.

Adventure awaits.

At NDSU, you’ll have a chance to study abroad, to advance your education from an exciting and different perspective.

“The opportunities students experience while they are abroad are endless. Every day is a learning opportunity, whether in the classroom or immersed in their host culture,” said Hailey Freidel, NDSU study abroad coordinator. “Students have opportunities all around the globe, both domestic and abroad. They can have authentic, immersive experiences where they study at a host university for a semester or a year. There are also shorter options during spring break, winter break or the summer.”

Study Abroad Services has over 600 programs in more than 70 countries, so there is a wealth of options for students to consider. NDSU offers Discover Your Path guides according to a student’s major to help them find the perfect fit.

The amazing experience is truly life changing, say students who have studied abroad.

“I would 100% encourage other students to study abroad, I was able to go outside of my comfort zone and try something new,” said Leah Vikander, an interior design major from Oxbow, North Dakota. She recently completed an eight-week summer internship in Dublin, Ireland, working for Kingston Lafferty Design, a residential interior design firm.

“I was able to travel on the weekends to many cities around Ireland and see castles, museums and learn the history behind all the beautiful architecture in Ireland,” Vikander said. “I was also able to visit Scotland – the architecture and history of Edinburgh was an experience I will never forget.”

Claire Miner, a nutrition science major from Belle Plaine, Minnesota, studied for four weeks at the Lorenzo de’ Medici University in Florence, Italy. The course, Not just Italian Food: Culinary and Culture Traditions, covered such topics as the various foods of the different Italian regions, the nation’s culture, significant historical figures and wine.

“This experience taught me a lot about my capabilities. I went from never going on a plane to traveling across the world,” said Miner, who visited Rome, Verona, the Venetian Islands, Venice and Cinque Terre. “It was exciting to see another part of the world that lives so differently from the United States. It gave me a shift in perspective and taught me about cultural humility.

“What I saw and learned is invaluable. I made lifetime friends and memories that I will never get again,” Miner said. “College is the time to take action – take advantage of the opportunities you have.”

Begin your own adventure. Apply to NDSU.

Claire Miner
Claire Miner, a nutrition science major from Belle Plaine, Minnesota, studied for four weeks at the Lorenzo de’ Medici University in Florence, Italy.


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