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Undergraduate Learning Abroad

Your first stop for study abroad

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About Undergraduate Learning Abroad

The Office of Undergraduate Learning Abroad (ULA) is the first stop for undergraduates seeking a global learning experience.

ULA unites the former Study Abroad Office and Office of International Program Development (IPD) in a single team dedicated to meeting Northwestern students’ diverse overseas learning needs. Through ULA and the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI), Northwestern offers credit-bearing study abroad, exchange, and academic internship opportunities that prepare students for success in today’s interconnected world.


More than 130 programs in over 50 countries during any term.

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Connect your academic, professional, and personal goals to an international credit-bearing experience.

Resources for Students

The ULA works with students before, during, and after their experience abroad.

While the ULA website is being built, information can be accessed on the websites for the former Study Abroad Office and the former Office of International Program Development.

News and Updates

Learning Abroad News

Undergraduate Learning Abroad office launched

EVANSTON - Undergraduate students looking for a global learning opportunity now have a one-stop office for information. The newly formed Office of Undergraduate Learning Abroad (ULA) combines the two units previously known as Study Abroad and International Program Development (IPD).

The integration follows recommendations from the University’s 2016 Global Task Force Report.  Read the full article.

Upcoming Events

German Study Abroad Info Session

October 23
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Study Abroad in Japan Information Session 2017-2018

October 25
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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