International Program Development (IPD)

Mission or Purpose

The Office of International Program Development (IPD) provides coordination and support to international efforts on campus and works with all schools to promote internationalization and cross-school collaborations. IPD organizes and administers specialized Northwestern study abroad programs and exchange programs at premier partner institutions around the world. In addition, IPD offers local and international research opportunities as well as a variety of fellowships to help students fund their IPD study abroad experience and research projects. IPD is also home to Northwestern University's interdisciplinary Global Health Minor.

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Program Description

IPD Summer Study Abroad Programs: Public Health in Chile, Public Health in China, China: Economic & Political Development, Wanxiang Fellows Program in China: Green Technology and Environmental Sustainability, Public Health in Cuba, Cuba: Culture & Society, and Contemporary Berlin: Culture, Identity & Citizenship; Global Health Summer Research Opportunities; Fellowship/Scholarship funding available for summer programs and research

Application Information

For more information on how to apply, please visit the International Program Development website

Student Testimonial

“You taste new foods, explore a new culture, form a new family, and, most of all, find that tiny part of yourself that you never knew you had within you. That is the true gift of studying, traveling, and living abroad.” — Shruti Zaveri, Public Health in Chile 2011

Contact Information

International Program Development (IPD)
Phone: 847-467-6953