Off-campus programs

Take your learning beyond the classroom. Through partnerships with various organizations, Northwestern students can spend a semester or summer elsewhere in the U.S.

American Studies Program, Washington, DC*

Live close to Capitol Hill and learn about integrating faith with politics. Students have interned with members of Congress, political parties, lobbyists and governmental organizations. Learn more


Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies

For a fresh perspective on caring for the environment, travel to:

  • Great Lakes region
  • Pacific Northwest

Au Sable also has campuses in South India and Latin America. Learn more


Chicago Semester

In addition to interning in a Windy City business, you’ll also take classes on Christian social values and urban culture. Learn more


Contemporary Music Center, Nashville, TN*

As a member of an artists’ community, you’ll learn about music writing, composition, performance, production and marketing. Learn more


Denver Urban Semester

Spend a semester in Colorado while you intern at a ministry or nonprofit organization that serves Denver residents impacted by poverty and oppression. You’ll also live in community with other students in the program and choose from classes taught by staff at Mile High Ministries. Learn more


Los Angeles Film Studies Center, CA*

Explore the work and workings of mainstream Hollywood entertainment through classes and a film industry internship. Learn more


Washington Journalism Center, Washington, DC*

Take a political beat and explore what it means to be a Christian working in the media in a city that is home to both the powerful and the powerless. Learn more


*Programs offered through NWC’s partnership with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities