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Northern Adventures

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
12 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 03, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Northern Adventures – Supporting College of Business Students’ Travel

“Let’s go outside and explore.”

The pandemic has hit us all very hard. While we have been cooped up in our homes, working online and perhaps going out occasionally to walk our dogs, we yearn for more movement, connection, travel. Our students do too. They have been learning remotely yet yearning for far-away places and new adventures. There is much to learn in the online environment, and so much more to can be gained through personal engagement and cultural immersion. Travel is the answer.


NIU’s College of Business students who have been lucky enough to travel have seen first-hand different cultures, ideas, food and perceptions. Traveling throughout the U.S. and beyond our borders (when it’s safe to do so) adds immense value to our students’ character. They are able immerse themselves in situations they might never face at home. They might also encounter challenges that drive them to learn from a hands-on experience. Students come back from their trips with a better understanding of the world, expanded perceptions of people and actually earn high grades. The Northern Adventures Fund will support those students. So many can’t afford the luxury of travel, but with your support we can provide them the opportunity for a global learning experience, and we can truly say: our students are crossing boundaries and transforming lives.


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A Decent Lunch

Did you ever have instant noodles instead of a good submarine? Your $10 will fund a decent sandwich and cup of soup for a student away from home… and they might even have leftovers for dinner!


Travel Amenities

Traveling requires so many little things that you only learn about when you travel. Have you ever run out of toiletries when you need them most? A little extra in the amenities department goes a long way. You never know when you will need shampoo, shaving cream, a new razor, hair products, or toothpaste.


A Rainy Day

$100 could really help a young traveler when it rains, and it always rains. A good rain jacket or poncho, umbrella and boots, maybe a good hat will keep the drops away and the rain at bay.


Now We're Talking

This could fund that direct flight vs. 4 layovers, or the cheap overnight flight that ruins the first day in Brussels! It might even make the difference between a U.S. vs. an unknown foreign carrier.


Planes, Trains and Uber

Here’s an opportunity to fund an entire set of tickets to Europe. Planes, trains, and an Uber or two. Maybe that historical boat excursion to view Parliament from the Themes.

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