Frequently Asked Questions
In the GLObal Gateway, how do I switch my program choices?
If you have started or submitted an application to a program and would like to switch the program, email the GLO adviser for the program and they will be able to do it for you.
If you’ve submitted the Program Plans questionnaire for two applications and need to change the ranking of your program selections, email the GLO adviser for the program and they will be able to do it for you.
What time are applications due?
My School Adviser hasn't signed-off on my application yet. What do I do?
You are required to meet with your School Adviser as part of the application process. If you have already met with them and they haven't yet signed-off on your application, follow up with your School Adviser.
You will not be able to submit your application without your School Adviser's signature. If the deadline is approaching, you should continue to follow up with your School Adviser and also proactively request an extension from the GLO adviser who manages your program. Note: When asking for an extension from your GLO adviser, please mention which program you are applying to in the email.
My affiliated program application requires adviser approval. I thought I already got School Adviser approval as part of the Northwestern study abroad application?
How do I know if the program I am applying to requires an interview?
If you are applying to a Northwestern program, GESI, or exchange program, please review the interview requirements page and/or the Eligility & Requirements tab of your program brochure to determine if your program requires an interview.
If you are applying to an affiliated program, you will receive information directly from the affiliated program provider about whether interviews are required.
I am applying to a program that requires an interview. How do I set that up?
The answer depends on the type of program for which you are applying.
If you are applying to a Northwestern program, GESI, or exchange program that requires an interview, you must schedule the interview with the appropriate GLO adviser. Schedule an interview via GLO's online appointment scheduling system. Select the "Program Interview" appointment type. (If there are no appointments left before February 10, submit the rest of your application by the deadline and schedule the first available interview appointment, even if it is after the deadline.)
If you are applying to an affiliated program that requires an interview, the program will contact you directly through email to have you set up your interview.
There are no interview appointments available before the deadline. What do I do?
How do I prepare for an interview?
Please review the interview requirements page.