The Nichols International Studies Program gives students an opportunity to travel abroad to places like Malaysia, Japan, England, France, Austria, Peru, Hungary, Canada, Switzerland, Belize and Egypt. The program also includes semester-long courses taught by Lyon faculty members who accompany students on the trips.
Lyon offers two opportunities to study abroad through the Nichols International Studies Program: international studies courses and semester- and year-long study abroad exchange programs at selected foreign universities.
The Nichols International Studies Program began in 1988 when trustee Shuford Nichols donated $1 million for the establishment of a foreign travel program. The first overseas trips were taken in 1991 to London and France.
The Nichols International Studies courses are taught by members of the Lyon faculty and include about two weeks of study abroad. Nichols courses are offered following the end of the fall and spring semesters.
The faculty members responsible for the Nichols courses are usually the instructors of the courses that are prerequisites to the study-abroad courses. The prerequisite courses are normally offered in the semester immediately preceding related Nichols courses.
Great Trip! I had a blast! Such a great group of kids and two very knowledgeable professors who really handled everything in a professional manner. Glad I had the opportunity to go and would highly recommend it to anyone. Can’t wait to come back some day!! (Belize trip, 2009)
Egypt was something I have never experienced and it was great. (Egypt 2010)
There is nowhere else in the world where you will experience the ocean in its most primitive form. This trip is an experience of a lifetime and you will never forget it as long as you live. (Bahamas, 2010)
I had a lot of fun and learned a lot about different cultures. I got to see the world from a different perspectives when talking and interacting with the locals. I am grateful for this experience and hope to be able to come back in the future. (Malaysia, 2010)