Two new programs added to offerings

NAC&U Signature Experiences offer domestic study away opportunities that allow students to take advantage of host campuses’ unique locations and expertise to gain real-world experience in a cross-cultural setting. The consortium has added two additional programs – The Dinosaur Semester at Westminster College and the Publishing Semester at Belmont University – to the original semester-long offerings in entertainment and music business, history of civil rights, meteorology and geography.

As you settle into the fall 2016 semester and learn about your students’ special interests, consider encouraging them to apply for one of these Signature Experiences that offer specific courses and an internship (or other hands-on learning) to ensure that enrichment is meaningful, both for the student’s personal and professional growth.

NAC&U offers Signature Experiences in the following:

Both Semesters

  • The Entertainment and Music Business Semester at Belmont University (also available in the summer)
  • Publishing Semester at Belmont University

Spring Semester Only

  • The Dinosaur Semester at Westminster College

Fall Semester Only

  • The Birmingham Civil Rights Semester at Samford University
  • The Meteorology Semester at Valparaiso University
  • The Geography Semester at Valparaiso University

For a description of all programs, please go here.

Students interested in a spring 2017 Signature Experience should apply by November 1, 2016.

Visit this page for application instructions.

“Domestic study away is an opportunity to learn more about the United States and the different cultures within our country,” said NAC&U President Nancy Hensel. “The Signature Experiences expand on that concept by providing tailored courses and real-world experience in specific areas of study.”

The Signature Experiences are additions to the NAC&U Student Exchange programs which include customizable, flexible domestic study away options at 12 different campuses across the country. In addition to providing robust opportunities for study, the Student Exchange network simplifies the study away process for students with a streamlined application process and simple tuition policy. The latter allows students to pay tuition to their home campus while away so that financial aid packages remain intact.