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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.

Mission and Values


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

Global Health Studies receives Heiskell Award

EVANSTON - Northwestern University’s Program in Global Health Studies is among a select group of university programs awarded with the 2018 IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education, the Institute of International Education (IIE) announced today.

The awards honor the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education, highlighting programs that remove institutional barriers and broaden the base of participation in international teaching and learning.

Read the full article.

Upcoming Events

Gilman Workshop

February 21
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Voices of Experience: The Value of Foreign Languages in the Worki...

February 22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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