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Study Abroad

  • Microfinance Study Abroad
    As part of the Microfinance course (link to course catalogue) students learn about micro-lending and how access to capital changes the lives of the poor. The class is unique in that it is small, usually limited to 10 students per class. An understanding of microfinance is developed through interactive activities, engaging case studies, and colorful discussions. Towards the end of the semester students travel to Mexico where they get to experience and apply the knowledge they have learned. Here is what a recent student had to say about their experience in Mexico: www.cob.niu.edu/studentvoices/index.php/life-lessons-abroad/

  • Social Venture Consulting Study Abroad
    This course allow students to engage with social entrepreneurs abroad. They learn consulting techniques, visit the social entrepreneurs to gather data, and help them develop sound business models to grow their enterprises. The class is limited to 10 students per class. To read about the most recent trip click here.

Additional Study Abroad trips are offered through the NIU Study Aboard Office.

Other Student Experiences

Read our blog "Impactful Voices" to learn about other student experiences.


Internship Opportunities

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Peace USA       Investours

Panzanzee       Opportunity International

Piece & Co       Youthful Savings