So you are interested in joining IGP... but what does it actually mean to you? How will your college career be different than not joining?
are double majoring! This means you must complete the degree
requirements for not ONE degree, but TWO! This indicates a serious academic
commitment. You semesters are going to be pretty full, and it is absolutely vital
that you stay on track with your degree requirements to be eligible in the
program. But, hey! You will be graduating from NAU with twice as many degrees
as the typical student!
are joining a program that has significant required programming outside of your
classroom time! This means you will be required to attend
anywhere from 2-5 required meet-ups each semester in connection to IGP. These
meet-ups are formulated to support and prepare you throughout your IGP journey.
will be part of a close-knit community of like-minded students! This
community represents hundreds of different double-major combinations, helping
you to learn more and look at your own major with a new eyes and a fresh
perspective. This community will support you during your rigorous academic
career, and become your professional network upon graduation.
are studying a language! Combined with the below point, this means that
it’s important to not only succeed in getting good grades in your language
courses, but it’s also absolutely vital that you engage seriously with the
language and take every opportunity to practice. After 3 years at NAU, you will
be LIVING in a country that speaks your language of study. You must be prepared
to use what you have learned.
will be spending one academic year living and going to school abroad! This is
the centerpiece of the IGP program. This year will change you and your life,
broadening your worldview, and providing you with priceless personal and professional
are required to return to NAU after your year abroad for a minimum of 1-2
semesters! IGP students study abroad only after completing
junior level requirements in both degrees. All students are required to return
to NAU after their year abroad to complete their capstone coursework and
participate in the IGP Summit.
will be a student with NAU for a minimum of 4.5-5 years! In order
to complete the requirements of this program, you will be extending beyond the
standard 4 year program.
will be some extra costs to your academic career:
are eligible for a 5 year tuition-lock! IGP students are eligible to
extend their 4-year NAU tuition-lock to 5-year as long as they complete all
requirements of the IGP programs. This allows students and their families to
accurately plan for financing the additional year of school.
abroad – the year abroad included in the program does have some additional
costs associated, such as the education abroad application fee, visa related
expenses, HTH International Health Insurance and transportation to and from
your host country. Tuition during your year abroad remains the same; housing
and meal expenses are paid in country, and can vary by location. For more
information about costs while abroad, visit www.nau.edu/edabroad.
will be graduating from one of the most unique global programs available to US
students! You will leave IGP a global rockstar, with a portfolio of experiences
and degrees that will set you apart and change who you are. The many
intersections of IGP are a great source of ideas and enthusiasm that prepare
you to think big as you move through your careers and the world.