Nebraska Semester Abroad Program

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Program

The University of Nebraska-Kearney, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and Wayne State College compose a Nebraska Consortium which created the Nebraska Semester Abroad program in 1992. The purpose of the program was to offer all students the possibility to study abroad in a program led by a Nebraska professor and taught by professors from the hosting institution. The location, Olomouc, Czech Republic, was selected because of the great difference between cultures.

UNK Credits


International Studies Institute (INTS 445) - 3 credit hours

Field trips within the Czech Republic, to Italy, Poland, Austria, Hungary enhance the International Studies based program with experiential learning which serves to complement classroom learning.

International Studies Seminar (INTS 300)- 3 credit hours
Lectures conducted by Palacky University professors allow the student to understand Central European history, culture, language, art, literature and politics.


Introduction to Czech
 (FORL 110) - 3 credit hours
Introduction to the Czech Language taught by a Czech teacher focuses on becoming familiar with the native language. The goal of this course is not to become fluent, but to learn the basic phrases such as "Where is the bathroom?"

Special Topics (INTS 480) - 3 credit hours
Course offerings vary from year to year dependent upon the specialty of the Program Director.

Language of Instruction

Courses are all taught in English.

Duration

March (mid) - May (end)

Program Cost

The cost of the program is $7,175* for students from member institutions (UNK, UNL, UNO, Wayne State, Nebraska Wesleyan), which includes a pre-departure orientation, 12 hours tuition of UNK undergraduate resident tuition + fees, housing, study abroad health insurance, and transportation for program related field trips to surrounding countries in Europe. Previous years, countries include Poland, Germany, Austria, and Italy.

Housing

The group of students will be housed in student residence halls near campus.

Financial Aid

Most scholarships and grants can be used to fund this venture and financial assistance in the form of students loans is available. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid at (308) 865-8520 or finaid1@unk.edu 

Prerequisites

The program is open to all Nebraska university students. Preference is given to first-time applicants in the Nebraska Consortium. Students should have at least a 2.5 GPA and one semester of college experience. No foreign language is required.

Credit Transfer

All students will register through the University of Nebraska at Kearney for a minimum of twelve credit hours (listed above). All students without a NUID, will have to apply to UNK as a non-degree seeking student through the Office of Admissions (308-865-8702) to obtain their NUID. Credits may be applied toward degree at the students' home campus through the transfer process. Coursework will make full use of location and surroundings.

Application Deadline

Priority Application Deadline is the first Friday of October prior to the Spring semester you intend to participate. Priority Application Deadline is the second Friday of February prior to the Fall semester you intend to participate. Applications will be accepted until capacity is reached.

Application Contents:
  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $250 (refundable if not accepted)
  • Security Deposit $400 (refundable if not accepted, paid separately from the application fee )


Please e-mail the Office of Study Abroad at unkstudyabroad@unk.edu to schedule an appointment on how to access the online application and retrieve supplemental forms.

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"What I Wish I Would Have Known" - Advice from UNK Study Abroad Alumni who have participated in the Nebraska Semester Abroad Program to the Czech Republic.

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