Study abroad

Take your education on a trip; you'll be amazed how far you can go. Our off-campus studies staff will help you arrange a high-quality semester-long academic experience—or something shorter, like a four-week summer study trip. You’ll discover new places, people and passions. At the same time, you might learn more than you can imagine about you and your place in the world.

The 50 best study abroad programs in america

Ranked among the best
Northwestern is ranked among 50 American colleges and universities with the best study abroad programs. The listing, by Best College Reviews, identifies the most desirable study abroad opportunities that are unique to a college or university and provide a personal experience for the student.

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student group photo while studying abroad in Romaina

Recommended by students
Northwestern’s Romania Semester is one of America’s top 10 study abroad programs, according to rankings based on student evaluations and compiled by The website praises the non-traditional destination of the program and its emphasis on experiential education and service-learning.

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Chloe Tschetter

Tailor-made study

Spending a semester studying in Italy helped Chloe expand her worldview and grow in confidence.

Chloe's story