Hear it from our students
Emani talks food and culture during her year in Japan
Mitchell and Kenya share food experiences in France and Spain
Jayne explores her identity in Shantou, China.
Joseph reflects on his experience in Osaka, Japan
Introducing Dual Degree Exchange Programs
In five years, IGP students can earn three degrees, two from NAU and a third from an international institution through NAU’s Dual Degree Exchange Programs. Graduating with degrees from both US and international institutions offers students the opportunity to globalize their career paths.
Students who are studying French and Biology, Biomedical Science, or Microbiology, can earn a Licence (French undergraduate degree) in Sciences de la Vie (Life Sciences) and students who are studying French and Geology can earn a Licence in Sciences de la Terre (Earth Science) from the Université de Bordeaux in France.
NAU students studying Japanese and Biology can earn a degree from the University of Kyushu in Agricultural Sciences.
IGP Student Spotlights
Meet Cayley Payne, a dual degree student who is pursuing a BS in Biology and BA in Modern Languages: French at NAU while also earning a third degree in Sciences de la Vie from the University of Bordeaux.
IGP Student Shelby Hagemann utilized her Computer Science degree to research and develop a mobile app designed to be an accessible mental-health resource.
IGP Alumnus Jessica Archibald funds her own Ph.D. research after being selected for the elite Graduate Research Fellowship Fund. Her research focuses on the human dimensions of mangrove restoration and will involve 50 interviews in Spanish and English.
IGP Alumnus and Marines Veteran, Jeremy Musgrove discusses how he found success at NAU and abroad in Tucuman, Argentina.
After being recalled from abroad, Nicole Bratsch went straight to work as the COVID-19 data manager at Whiteriver Indian Hospital, Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
IGP graduate Jayne Sandoval, Gold Axe winner and Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan (2019-2021), plans to use degree to improve life on Navajo reservation.
IGP in the news
Recipient of the 2021 NAU President’s Diversity Award: Organization Award from the Commission on Ethnic Diversity
Experience the world with one of the best: IIE ranks NAU 6th for long-term study abroad
Responding to a global pandemic: IGP students demonstrate creative problem solving and resilience
Congratulations to our award winning campus partners!
- Juliana Suby–College of Arts and Letters Faculty Member of the Year–2021
- Benning Tieke “Benito”–Faculty Excellence in Global Learning–2021
NAU honors award recipients for the Class of 2021
Congrats to our IGP award winners for Spring 2021:
- Anna Ruiz-Parga–Gold Axe
- Jacqueline Lyman –President’s Prize, Gold Axe
- Jordyn Upton–Gold Axe
- Keizer Tumbagahan–Gold Axe, finalist for Fulbright award
Find more newsworthy notes regarding IGP students and projects on our news page.
Recognition & awards
2021 NAU Commission on Ethnic Diversity Organization Award
2019 100k Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Winner: Leaders United for Positive Energy (LUPE)
Selected for 2018 US-Japan Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Initiative
2017 Andrew Heiskell Award Winner for Innovation in Study Abroad
2017 100k Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Winner: International Field Experiences in Geophysics, NAU & UNAM
2017 Hosts of the 20th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education
2016 100k Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Winner: Geology and Policy, NAU & UNT
2013-2018 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Award Winner: PRESS