NU increases study abroad opportunities


By: Nastassja Posso

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- Departments all across Niagara University are providing many opportunities for students that are interested in studying abroad this upcoming spring. Some of the courses will count as three credit hours and there will be one academic excursion with the purpose of traveling and learning about the history and culture of the place.

The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management is inviting students on their Northern Italy Food, Wine and Culture Excursion through their MHR 441 course that will count as three credit hours toward graduation. The trip will take place from May 20 to May 30, 2019, and students will visit Milan, Turin, Florence, Bologna, Lake Como. Approximate program fee including airfare, hotels, tours/excursions and one meal a day is $2,700.

The College of Arts & Sciences is offering a couple study abroad courses and excursions traveling to the United Kingdom. Through the Criminal Justice department there will be Justice in the United Kingdom, a course under “CRJ 397HYB” which will be taking students to England, Scotland and Wales.

Also traveling to the U.K. are students that register for the Mass Media in the U.K. course, offered by the Communication Studies department. The course section is listed as “CMS360UK” and will be held in the spring of 2019, with no prerequisite course required. The trip will last from May 20 to May 29, 2019.

The Modern and Classical Languages department will be offering a three credit course with Latin American studies traveling to the Galapagos from May 15 to May 30, 2019. The trip will include visits to the Wetlands, Flamingo Lagoon, Sea Lion Beach, lava tunnels and the tortoises. Students will also stay in the small fishing village of Don Juan and enjoy fishing, montubio food, workshops on machete use, talks on travel-writing and oral poetry. NU students will have an opportunity to do service work in coastal communities as well.

There will also be a trip to Netherlands/Nieuw York with no course requirement to experience Dutch culture, food and hospitality. The trip will take place during Spring Break, March 9 through 16, 2019 and students will visit Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Arnhem for two nights each. The purpose of the trip will be to investigate the Dutch influence on New York by visiting key museums and historic sites in the Netherlands.

Additional information and interest meetings dates can all be found on the “Study Abroad Programs” page on the Niagara University website.

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