Customized short-term programs
Opportunities in Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona University is able to offer a wide variety of short-term program options for international students, faculty, and working professionals. These programs can be customized to the specific needs of our international partners. Our programs offer participants opportunities to attend academic workshops in their field of interest while exploring the American Southwest and expanding their understanding of American higher education, US culture, and the English language. Additionally, participants are able to take part in field trips to local cultural sites to learn about the people, places, and natural wonders of northern Arizona.
Examples of past short-term program topics
- K-12 Educational immersion
- English language instruction
- Hotel, restaurant management, and hospitality
- Natural sciences
- Professional development programs for international faculty (pedagogy, instructional methods, etc.)
- Multicultural education
“Experience Arizona” cultural programming
Full-day excursions to Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona, Arizona can be included in the program. The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is a must-see for visitors to Arizona. Flagstaff is also home to Lowell Observatory, an astronomical observatory where Pluto was first discovered. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to participate in optional community-based events hosted within the city of Flagstaff and on the NAU campus. These events may include movie nights, art and cultural festivals, dances, and art shows.
Program costs vary depending upon the total number of participants, length of time, accommodation and meal preferences, instructional costs, and requested extra-curricular activities. Partner institutions may choose to send a faculty or staff chaperone with any group of students. The associated costs for the chaperone can be billed separately from the student cost, or can be absorbed within the student cost.
- Participants do not earn NAU academic credit and are not enrolled in NAU classes. A certificate of participation is provided at the end of the program.
- All participants must obtain a visa or ESTA approval for travel to the United States.
- International travel to the United States is the responsibility of the participants and/or partner institution. NAU cannot book travel for program participants, and costs do not reflect this additional expense.
- Translation is not provided for NAU short-term programs. Participants should have sufficient English proficiency to interact with NAU faculty and staff on an academic level.
- The minimum number of participants for a short-term program is 10.