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  • Locations: San Pancho, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: NIU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Directed, Internship Abroad Program Provider: NIU Faculty
Program Description:

Entreamigos Internship



Program Overview

Please visit the following website for more information about Entreamigos.

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Course Offerings

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, along with your individual Major Department or Center, recognizes the value of internships and encourages qualified students to earn internship credit through one of the courses available (CLCE 490, COMS 497, JOUR 492, COMS 639, ENGL 496, ENGL 628, ENVS 492, FLAL 415, HIST 395, ILAS 390, or ILAS 602).  Internships are intended to help provide a transition to professional life.  The work experience offers opportunities to learn skills and concepts outside of the traditional classroom setting, while applying previously learned skills and concepts to an on-the-job setting.  The Coordinator of Internships, the employer, and the student work as a team to make the internship a valuable learning experience for the student.

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Application Information

For undergraduate students to be admitted to the program, an applicant's official transcript must be on file in the NIU Study Abroad Office (SAO). Students who are currently enrolled at NIU, or who have previously enrolled at NIU, do not need to request an official transcript - the SAO will make this request on behalf of the applicant.

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The program is open to NIU Humanities Majors & Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors. Currently enrolled students must meet NIU Office of Admissions, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GPA requirements. Students on academic or judicial probation during the semester prior to the program are not eligible for participation in this program. Applicants must participate in the entire length of the program and satisfy NIU undergraduate course requirements.

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Program Fees

Semester Undergraduate or Graduate Credit
Administrative Charges
Fall 2018 or
Spring 2018 or
Summer 2018
1 - 6 semester hours* $375 – Study Abroad Charge
•  $15-$119 - NIU International Travel Insurance (cost dependent on length of program)
• $125 (1-6 hours) or $250 (7 or more hours) – Academic Program Enhancement Fee undergraduate
$22 per credit hour (capped at 12 hours) – Academic Program Enhancement Fee graduate rate

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Financial Aid

As a participant in a study abroad program through NIU, you may be eligible for: Pell Grant, SEOG, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, MAP Award or your privately awarded scholarship with consent of awarding organization.  Tuition waivers do not apply.  Please contact Tim Condon, the International Programs business manager, in Williston Hall 408, (815) 753-9530, for more information.

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Withdrawal Policy

Applicants withdrawing from the program after April 1, 2018 will not be refunded the $200 program deposit.

If the applicant must withdraw after April 1, 2018 for medical reasons, funds obligated or paid on their behalf to overseas vendors can only be refunded if:
  1. The request is submitted to the Study Abroad Office in writing and accompanied by a signed statement stating that travel is not advised from a physician on the physician’s letterhead; and
  2. NIU is able to obtain refunds from overseas vendors and agents.
The NIU Study Abroad Office reserves the right to cancel this program. If, prior to the commencement of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued, all applicants will be notified promptly of the warning and the possibility of cancellation of the program. If, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued, students will be promptly notified of the warning and the advisability of canceling the program.

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Passport/Visa Information

All participants are expected to possess a passport in order to participate in this seminar. Important Note: U.S. passports must be valid SIX months beyond the intended stay overseas.
Individuals who do not currently posses a valid passport should apply for one immediately.
Information on acquiring a passport is available at the U.S. State Department’s Website:  U.S. passport holders do not need special visas for this seminar.  Foreign passport holders may need special visas for travel in Mexico and are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas.

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Contact Information


Please contact the Study Abroad Office
Williston Hall 417
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-0700

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This program is currently not accepting applications.