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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.

Explore Our Programs


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

The Death of an Info Session:  Leveraging Tech to Reach Gen z

April 6, 2018

Catrina DeBord, Assistant Director of Operations and Development, Undergraduate Learning Abroad, and Janka Pieper, Director of Communications, International Relations discuss changes in the ways that we as professionals in international higher education reach students.  Their new article, published by in the Spring 2018 edition of the IEI NEtworkers, is available here.

Upcoming Events

Study Abroad Winter Quarter and JR Application Deadline - June 10th

June 10, All day

June 10th - application deadline for all winter quarter study abroad and Journalism Residency programs.

Study Abroad Winter-Spring Application Deadline - September 10th

September 10, All day

September 10th - application deadline for all winter-spring study abroad programs.

Study Abroad Spring Quarter Application Deadline - November 10th

November 10, All day

November 10th - application deadline for all spring quarter study abroad programs.

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