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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

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Northwestern is a Top Producer of Gilman Scholars!

April 18, 2018

We're delighted to announce that Northwestern made the list of top producers of Gilman Scholars among medium-size institutions!  According to the list, we tied Howard University with 10 awards for 2016-2017 cycle.  Take a look at the data sets here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Study Abroad Fair

November 1, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

Attend the Study Abroad Fair to learn about the wide variety of undergraduate study abroad program options!  

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