Study art history or French in Paris. Live on a boat for a semester. Get these opportunities through Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Experiential Education and Learning (ExEL) study-abroad programs. You’ll learn how to succeed in a globalized world and look at life from an entirely different point of view. Gaining international experience will give you the edge you need to outlast the competition. Travel the world and earn ExEL units toward your degree.

Explore the World While Finishing Your Degree

A semester abroad in Prague. A summer internship in Tokyo. Special short-term programs led by faculty. These are the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will expand your worldview and add new skills to your arsenal. Need a little cash for your trip? We can connect you to funding options.

Study Abroad

Live between the mountains and the sea in Barcelona. Spend a semester at New York University in Prague. Join NSU’s university affiliates and partner organizations across the globe for a rewarding academic and life experience.

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Being a Global Scholar has taught me how to reach a baseline with others. I’ve learned how important it us to understand their background and embrace them for who they are.

MARIA V. | Pre-Law Major, Global Engagement Minor

Faculty-Led Travel Study

What’s a better way to study history than at the place it actually happened? In the past, Sharks have studied genocide in Poland, Serbia, and Bosnia and spent blissful days in Hawaii studying the dynamics of species in island environments.

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Noncredit Travel Exploration

Looking for a short trip to somewhere you’ve always dreamed of going? You can still gain the value of immersing yourself in a new culture, but you can swap the homework for shadowing, internships, or volunteer work.

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Study-Abroad Scholarships

The Stolzenberg‐Doan Scholarship awards up to $500. The Study‐Abroad Panama Endowment Fund specifically awards students studying in Central or South America. Honors College students have a chance to earn an exclusive scholarship. Check out outside funding opportunities too!

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How to Earn Global Engagement Units

Ready to get on that flight? Get these things out of the way first.

Meet with the Office of International Affairs

Attend an info session, research program options and destinations, discover scholarships, and begin planning for your education abroad experience.

Meet with Your Adviser

Plan out a timeline to study abroad based on your curriculum and major requirements. Study abroad experiences can be for an entire academic year, one semester, during the summer, short-term internships, services trips, just 1-2 weeks long, or even virtual.

Choose a University and Select Classes

You’ll need to get your classes approved by Transfer Evaluation Services if you want to get academic credit for your study abroad experience. you will have to go through NSU’s Credit Transfer Evaluation Process. When you meet with your Edge Adviser, you’ll want to let them know what programs you are interested in. We have some short-term programs don’t require credit and can be used for co-curricular ExEL units.

Submit Documents and Forms

To make things official you’ll need to apply for your study abroad program. Make sure you pay attention to the deadlines – every program is different. The sooner you get your application in the better, so you have time to complete all the steps prior to your departure date.  

Additional Requirements

Each ExEL opportunity has different prerequisites and conditions. Be sure to find out ahead of time what’s required for the pillar or program you’re interested in.

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Submit to Portfolium

Showcase your work and display your portfolio. Don’t forget to add relevant hashtags so others can easily find you!

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Contact Information

Ready to dive in? We’re here to help!

Office of International Affairs

If you have any questions about our Study Abroad opportunities, please email or call (954) 262-7240.


If you have any questions about the experiential learning program, please email or call (954) 262-2047.