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Approving Term Extensions

Northwestern encourages students to study abroad for the full year, and if a student would like to extend their stay beyond their initial term abroad, this may be possible. Students must have approval to extend their study abroad program by the following deadlines:

Students

Students must update their applications and acquire a series of approvals to extend their term abroad. If students inquire about the possibility of extending a study abroad term, please refer them to the detailed steps listed on our extending your term abroad page.

WCAS Departmental Advisers

WCAS departmental approval is only required for students who have an official declared major and/or minor in Weinberg.

Approval means: I believe that this student's plan to extend the term abroad will be acceptable to my department in partial fulfillment of his/her major/minor program.

School Representatives

All students need to obtain approval from their school representative. Taking into account the general education requirements of your school and the overall performance of the student to date:

Approval means: I believe that this student's plan to extend the term abroad will be acceptable to my school in partial fulfillment of the student's academic program at Northwestern. His/her study abroad plans make good academic sense considering his/her overall plan of study at Northwestern.