Support a student's study abroad experience
- Review the Get Started section to help your students identify goals, explore programs, and navigate their study abroad journey.
- Consult the Academic Planning section for general points to consider while advising students about how study abroad fits in to their degree.
- Refer to these resources for information and tips about the study abroad application process.
- Is your advisee considering staying abroad for a full year after completing a semester? Learn about study abroad extensions.
- Each school and department determines its own transfer credit policies and procedures. Refer to this overview for general information about study abroad credit transfer.
- To assist students in their transition back to campus after study abroad, review notes about support for returning students.
- If you would like to add information about study abroad to the School and Major Advising Resources, please contact the GLO liaison for your department.
- GLO launched a new application system, called GLObal Gateway, in November 2020. GLObal Gateway is a central portal for all study abroad application and preparation steps.
- As part of the transition to this new application system, the Weinberg Study Abroad Departmental Approval form will no longer be required of students with majors or minors in Weinberg College. Instead, students must follow an updated academic advising guide, which directs them to new School and Major Advising Resources.
University Study Abroad Committee (USAC)
The University Study Abroad Committee (USAC) is a faculty committee that reviews, approves, and evaluates all undergraduate study abroad programs to ensure that they are consistent with Northwestern's educational goals, values, and academic standards. Learn more about USAC, faculty membership, and the new program proposal process.
Northwestern faculty and staff have extensive international experience and offer invaluable insights to students considering or preparing for a study abroad experience. The GLObal Guides program recognizes faculty and staff as advocates for study abroad and highlights them as resources to prospective study abroad students. We hope you will consider becoming a GLObal Guide!
Questions? Contact your GLO liaison
The Global Learning Office staff are always available to discuss the benefits of learning abroad, opportunities available to Northwestern students, the application process, and other opportunities for collaboration. GLO has assigned staff liaisons to Northwestern offices and departments, so that you have a central point of contact. Find and contact your GLO liaison anytime!