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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

Partnerships position Northwestern for global impact

EVANSTON - France could be considered a grand terminal for global scholarship.

Institutions there, for instance, have played a greater role than most any US university in building connections between the Islamic world and the West, according to Will Reno, political science. Northwestern's Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa offers a partial exception to that rule, he says, because of its expertise in the study of Islamic manuscripts. Collaboration is key to such success. “Faculty relationships with colleagues abroad enhance research through connections to networks and resources that otherwise would be inaccessible or very difficult for us to access on our own,” says Reno, director of African Studies at Northwestern.

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Upcoming Events

Gilman Workshop

January 23
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Barcelona Summer Program Information Session

January 31
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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