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You know you’re going to see exciting things and encounter new cultures. But you also want to know where you’re going to eat, and sleep—all-important questions, right? Check out our FAQs.


NU EXPEDITIONS: EU/NATO

What if I have already taken some of these classes or what if I don’t need them but I still want to go?

If the classes offered do not work for you it may be possible to take online or independent study courses to supplement the program offerings. Applicants should speak with the study abroad adviser and their academic adviser to explore their options.

How much does it cost? What about financial aid?

It is the same as being in Northfield on campus for a semester. Financial aid is the same as a regular semester. As in a normal academic term, incidental costs will be up to you. Be aware that the cost of living may be different, so your spending money may or may not go as far as it does in Northfield.

Note: Students attending Norwich through the Association of Vermont Independent College (AVIC) Semester Exchange Program are not eligible to use the AVIC tuition waiver to participate in Norwich Expeditions. For more information on how to be a guest student on a Norwich study abroad/away program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is covered in the cost of the program?

Tuition, accommodations, fees, and insurance. A meal stipend is provided, but managed by the student.

What is not included?

Books, school supplies, passport and visa fee, personal expenses, non-school related travel expenses.

What if I get sick?

All participants will be provided with international health insurance which will cover most sicknesses and injuries. In the event you are too sick to continue with the program, the insurance plan also covers the cost of your return to the U.S. to secure medical care.

Upon returning how will studying abroad affect opportunities in the Corps?

The Commandant’s office fully supports study abroad and participation does not hinder members from future endeavors. Check with the Commandant’s office for more details.

What about ROTC commitments?

Army and Navy can accommodate applicants being away as long as the applicant secures the necessary permissions. Check with your ROTC command for more details. Air Force applicants should check with their commanders on a case-by-case basis.

Do I need to be a certain major?

No, the program is open to everyone.  

Do I need to know French?

No, but you will learn some!

Do Corps and civilian students go together?

Yes, the EU/NATO program is integrated with leadership opportunities available for anyone admitted.

Where will we live?

Students live in a large chateau outside Strasbourg, France, an area rich in both French and German cultural history.  

Where will we eat?

Breakfast is provided daily. Participants are expected to manage their food stipends and find their own meals at local grocery stores and/or restaurants.

Can students travel on their own?

Yes, during any breaks students will be free to travel and explore.  

What is the application deadline?

Same as all study abroad programs, an application must be started by March 1 and completed by March 15. Accepted students must accept or decline by April 10 to secure their spot in the program.  

How do I apply?

EU/NATO Application

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NU EXPEDITIONS: Chengdu, China


Where will Norwich students be studying in China?

You will be studying and residing in Chengdu, China. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province, an interior province in the southwest of the country, and famous for being home to the panda.

How much will it cost to study abroad in Chengdu?

The cost is expected to be the same as the fall semester in Northfield, Vt., with incidental costs on your own as in a normal academic term. The cost of living may be different so your spending money may or may not go as far as it does in Northfield.

Note: Students attending Norwich through the Association of Vermont Independent College (AVIC) Semester Exchange Program are not eligible to use the AVIC tuition waiver to participate in Norwich Expeditions. For more information on how to be a guest student on a Norwich study abroad/away program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is not included?

Books, school supplies, passport and visa fee, personal expenses, non-school related travel expenses.

Do I need to understand Chinese?

No, all courses are taught in English. There is an English-speaking community on the campus and a host of English-speaking Chinese people who will be very happy to speak English with you and also teach you Chinese.

What is G-MEO?

Global Maximum Educational Opportunities (G-MEO) is the study abroad organization facilitating this Norwich University Expedition. G-MEO and Norwich have partnered together for a number of years, and we are very excited to be adding Nursing to our list of programs.

Will the courses be Norwich courses?

No, however all courses have been pre-approved to transfer back to Norwich as the specific classes you would need for the semester you will be away. If you have a special case, you should speak with the study abroad adviser to work on the specific details.

Will Norwich nursing students be the only Americans there?

No, in fact there will probably be other Norwich students as well as students from many other schools.

What is the housing like on the campus?

There is dorm-style living arrangements with other English speakers.

Will we take field trips and travel to see other parts of China?

Yes, there are excursions to various places and your studies will get you out of the classroom as well.

What sort of cultural experiences will we get to do?

You will be able to visit bamboo forests, create traditional arts, tour famous locations, see panda bears, and there are opportunities to participate in yoga, martial arts, concerts, and much more!

Do we get to leave campus and explore on our own?

Yes, G-MEO has a wonderful “buddy” program to help you get out and about safely and securely.

Are there Norwich students who have been to Chengdu that we could talk to about their experience in China?

Yes, the International Center has contact information for past students who would be very glad to answer any of your questions. Additionally, the International Center will host events throughout the semester to bring together past and future participants in this program.

What is the application deadline?

Fall: March 1

How do I apply?

Chengdu, China Application

Have more questions?

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NU EXPEDITIONS: CityLab:Berlin


Where will Norwich students be studying and living in Berlin?

CityLAB:Berlin is an international program of Norwich University in the heart of Berlin, Germany. Students learn in a startup-style, converted, 19th-century warehouse and enjoy life in the safe, popular neighborhoods of Schoeneberg and Kreuzberg. There are two housing options: homestays where you live with a German family, and a unique combination of dorm/apartment-style housing. This second choice combines the privacy of a single/double room and bath with the family experience of a shared living space.

Can both Corps and civilian students study in Berlin?

Yes, we are open to everyone!

I’m in the Corps. Do I participate as a Corps or civilian student?

Everyone goes (and dresses) as a civilian. There will be some Corps responsibilities to maintain the MCV and leadership requirements of cadets in the Corps.

Where would I eat?

Where ever you want to! There is no dining program which means you can choose how to spend your Norwich meal stipend to best fit your lifestyle. CityLAB:Berlin provides a housing option with kitchen space and the academic facility also has kitchen space available to students. You take care of your own dietary needs.  

Will the courses be Norwich courses?

Yes. All courses taught during the fall semester are Norwich courses.

How much will it cost to study abroad in Berlin?

The cost is the same as your fall semester in Northfield, Vt., with incidental costs on your own as in a normal academic term. The cost of living may be different so your spending money may or may not go as far as it does in Northfield.

Note: Students attending Norwich through the Association of Vermont Independent College (AVIC) Semester Exchange Program are not eligible to use the AVIC tuition waiver to participate in Norwich Expeditions. For more information on how to be a guest student on a Norwich study abroad/away program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is not included?

Books, school supplies, passport and visa fee, personal expenses, non-school related travel expenses.

Do I need to understand German?

No, but you’ll learn some!

Do I need to be a certain major?

No. CityLAB:Berlin was established with History, Political Science, International Business and Art + Architecture majors in mind, yet there is flexibility to accommodate students in other academic programs. Contact the study abroad office to explore your options.

What classes can I take?

Check the Registrar’s website to see the full list of courses offered.

What if I don’t need to take those classes? Can I still participate in the NU Expeditions program?

We can look into alternatives if you need something different. Speak with the study abroad office for more details.

What about my ROTC/National Guard commitments?

Be sure to inform your ROTC or National Guard leadership that you will be studying abroad. If you have questions, ask the study abroad office.

Can I travel on my own?

The public-transit system in Berlin is quite good and convenient. Trains and regular buses run from early morning till around 1 a.m., while 24-hour service is provided on weekends. Alternatively, the night-bus schedule covers most of the routes, if trains service is not running after midnight. Another convenient way to travel across town is by bicycle. These can be rented in various locations across Berlin for short periods. The CityLAB:Berlin staff should be advised in advance of your travel plans and schedule.  

What is the application deadline?

Fall: March 1. Spring: October 1.

How do I apply?

CityLAB:Berlin Application

Have more questions?

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NU EXPEDITIONS: Virgin Islands


Where will Norwich students be studying and living in the Virgin Islands?

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has campuses on the three main islands that comprise the territory. Norwich students will be a part of the Sheen campus located on the largest of the islands, St. Croix. The UVI Sheen campus has dorm-style housing available for students.

Where would I eat?

A dining hall is available on campus.

How much will it cost to study in St. Croix?

The cost is the same as your fall semester in Northfield, Vt., with incidental costs on your own as in a normal academic term. The cost of living may be different so your spending money may or may not go as far as it does in Northfield.

Note: Students attending Norwich through the Association of Vermont Independent College (AVIC) Semester Exchange Program are not eligible to use the AVIC tuition waiver to participate in Norwich Expeditions. For more information on how to be a guest student on a Norwich study abroad/away program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is not included?

Books, school supplies, passport and visa fee, personal expenses, non-school related travel expenses.

How large of an island is St. Croix?

The island is about 28 miles long and 7 miles across with a population of about 50,000 people.

Is the population English-speaking?

Yes, English is the main language but Spanish and French Creole is also spoken.

Can I travel on my own?

The island of St. Croix has two towns, one at each end of the island. The campus is located approximately in the middle of the island. Public transportation is available on St. Croix. To travel to other islands, you will take a boat or small plane. If you travel to islands outside the U.S. territories, you will need a passport.

Do I need a passport to study in St. Croix?

The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are U.S. territories and therefore you would not need a passport. However, in some circumstances you may be required to show proof of citizenship so you may want to have a legal copy of your birth certificate or an enhanced driver’s license. If you intend to travel to other islands of the Caribbean, you will need a passport to do so.

Will the courses be Norwich courses?

No, the course credit will be UVI credits that will transfer back to Norwich.

What classes can I take?

The following courses have been preapproved to transfer back to Norwich: Law Enforcement/Community Relations, Juvenile Delinquency/Justice, Contemporary Caribbean Society, Caribbean History, Forensic Science, Spanish, Caribbean Government and Politics, Survey of Caribbean Music, and more!

What if I don’t need those classes?

You may take other courses available at the UVI Sheen campus, but you will need to complete the Transfer Credit Request Form.

What about my ROTC/National Guard commitments?

National Guard could probably still drill while on St. Croix as they have a National Guard presence on the island. In general, you should treat this like any other study away situation and follow the protocol to be in an inactive status for the semester.

Do I need to be a certain major?

This program was established with Criminal Justice majors in mind and their course credits are pre-approved. Other majors are welcome to participate in this NU Expedition. The credit transfer process will be the same as other regular study away programs.

Can both Corps and civilian students study in St. Croix?

Yes, both Corps and civilian students can study abroad together, and will be dressed as civilians. Corps members will have leadership and certain other responsibilities required to maintain their progress for the MCV degree.  

What is the application deadline?

Fall: March 1. Spring: October 1.

How do I apply?

Virgin Islands Application

Have more questions?

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