On August 12, 2018, 14 top 3rd year students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences returned from an eight-week Visiting International Student Program (VISP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA fully funded by Nazarbayev University.
During the VISP program, students took 2-3 courses out of a wide range of courses and earned between 6 to 9 Carnegie credits. In addition to taking courses, a special cultural program with visits to historical and cultural sites was arranged. Students travelled around the state, visited Chicago (Illinois), went for camping to a Devil’s lake and spent a few days living in tents, cooking on a campfire, etc. Nazarbayev University students established peer-to-peer contacts with UW-Madison students and helped them to learn Kazakh and Russian languages.
Top performing and socially active NU students have opportunities for participation in the summer semesters in the United States, student exchange (including the exchange under Erasmus+ program) and other academic and cultural programs. Announcements, conditions and selection for the programs are published by the University schools.