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Northwestern Semester in Qatar

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Sponsor: Northwestern University in Qatar

Location: Doha, Qatar


This 16-week inter-campus study program introduces students to Northwestern’s third campus in Doha, Qatar. Specializing in journalism and media industry technologies, students enroll in the program’s signature Doha Seminar which will engage students in the exchange of ideas discussing topics such as contemporary Arab thought and ideology, Islam in the western world, and storytelling practices among indigenous groups. Scholars and leaders from around the world will encourage students to explore impressive developments in Media, Education, Culture, Health and Medicine, and Sports and their implications in Qatar and the region. To appreciate the variety and vibrancy of the region, academic studies will be complemented by a post-semester, faculty-escorted excursion to a neighboring Gulf country.


  • Fall


Applicants must be in the Northwestern School of Communication or the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Participate in an interview with the appropriate school:
    • Medill students: Schedule an interview with Beth Bennett (, 847-491-2060)
    • School of Communication students: Contact the Student Resource Center (847-461-7214) to schedule an interview with either Catherine Carrigan or Freda Love Smith
  2. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by February 24

Languages: English

Language Requirements: 



Residence halls on campus

Program Costs: 

Visit the NU Semester in Qatar website for cost information.