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Midwest Great Debate

Presenting the Midwest Great Debate

June 27th - July 2, 2023 

Through the years, NHI has cultivated relations with a significant number of universities, mostly private, as reference possibilities when selecting their preferences. As members of NHI’s College Register, these institutions are located throughout the U.S. and usually attend NHI college fairs and admission workshops that give them one-on-one communication with NHI students.

On different occasions some of these institutions go a step further. They realize the importance of placing young minds in environments that excite the possibilities of college and make higher education real in their lives.

This year,  Augustana College will host the Midwest GD.  At the Great Debate students will go through a journey at Sherman, Texas to improve their language skills and word management while working together to bring home the silver cup.  

 We look forward to seeing you at the Midwest Great Debate!

About Augustana College

Our students live where they learn, and what they love to do infuses their lives on campus and after graduation. The campus culture builds a passion for connecting what we learn with everything else that makes us who we are.

Augustana Vikings are in the Top 10 in the nation, all divisions, and #1 in Illinois for Academic All-Americans: students who excel equally in their academics and their sport.

Advisors and mentors, so you can reach your goals. Being the focus of your professors and mentors means you won’t have to go it alone. You’ll have a first-year advisor, a first-year peer group, and an advisor in each of your major and minor fields.

Through CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration, you’ll find a customized network of advisors and career coaches, plus access to extraordinary hands-on learning experiences.

Amazing opportunities to explore like never before. It would be nearly impossible to not take at least one internship, complete an inspiring research or creative project (maybe with a faculty member or your brilliant peers) — or travel for study, research, an internship, or to perform with an ensemble or athletic team. Following your curiosity, you’ll discover new perspectives, questions and solutions. (from

About Rock Island Illinois 

The City of Rock Island is a full-service community located on the Mississippi River, approximately 175 miles west of Chicago. Rock Island is a major city in what is known as the Quad Cities, a region with a population approaching 400,000 that encompasses Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa. 

Rock Island has great neighborhoods where residents feel at home. There’s a wide variety of housing available in Rock Island including historic homes, new downtown condos, new construction in the heart of the city, and wooded retreats. Rock Island-Milan School District 41, along with private schools, are innovative and prepare students for life. Rock Island offers plenty of options to play. The District (downtown Rock Island) has art galleries and theaters, nightclubs and coffee shops, and restaurants of all flavors. Golf courses, parks, a casino, botanical center, marina, historic tours, bike paths, and festivals will keep you entertained. (from

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What is included in the Great Debate tuition?

The registration amount for the 6-day Great Debate includes meals, housing, t-shirt, supplies, materials, and the full Great Debate leadership experience.  

  • A $25 non refundable application fee is required for NHI to review applications.
  • Once admitted, we will bill you for the first $150 non-refundable security deposit.
  • The final payment of $625 will be billed in a lump sum according to whether students applied under Early Admission, Regular Admission, or in Late Admission.  Any student wanting "payments" rather than a "lump sum" must contact and ask for a payment plan.

Refund policy is as follows:

Link to the main page for information

After successfully completing the program, students often reflect on the experience as a space where they felt free to express themselves, their ideas, and honed their skills. They felt culturally embraced, understood, and valued. At the Great Debate, they began to see themselves as playing a leadership role wherever life would take them, whether at home, in school, in a career, or in service to others. Most of all, they felt special in knowing that leadership is a life-long calling in which they will have a special role to play with NHI.

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