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Global and Civic Engagement

Making an impact. Everywhere.

The Northwestern experience isn't limited to campus.

It prioritizes international study for students and global collaborations for faculty. It means fostering a truly diverse environment, including students and faculty from around the world. It is impact we make in the surrounding community.  

Global Study

Undergraduate and graduate students alike have the opportunity to explore the world, extend their reach and enhance their learning through hundreds of study abroad programs spanning the globe.

Staying Healthy Abroad

Student health and safety of all university community members while traveling abroad is a shared responsibility. GeoBlue Global Health Insurance is required for all students and strongly recommended for all faculty and staff who are traveling abroad.

Health and safety recommendations for students

Research Abroad

Across disciplines and across continents.

Our faculty conduct research to help solve our most intractable global problems. Northwestern University is also dedicated to collaborating with the best organizations and scholars in the world in order to advance cutting-edge research that is not possible in isolation.

Beyond Borders

With a third campus in Qatar's Education City and alumni presence around the world, wildcats are everywhere.

International Scholars and Visitors

Students, faculty, scholars, and staff bring invaluable perspectives from 110 countries around the world.

International Students at Orientation

5,000+ international students, faculty, researchers, visiting scholars, and staff

The International Office provides professional support and advising services to international students, scholars and visitors at Northwestern University. The Office of International Program Development facilitates international delegation visits to Northwestern University for the development of global partnerships and collaborative research.

Civic Engagement

Find community service opportunities that give back to the community and the world.

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