Frequently Asked Questions
In the GLObal Gateway, how do I switch my program choice?
If you have started or submitted an application to a program and would like to switch to a different program, email the GLO adviser for the program and they will be able to do it for you.
What time are applications due?
How to I request School Adviser Approval for my study abroad application?
- Raise your Hand for Study Abroad Approval in ConnectNU to alert your School Adviser of your intention to study abroad.
- Schedule a meeting in ConnectNU with your School Adviser.
- Meet with your School Adviser to discuss your study abroad course plans, policies for earning distribution/foundational discipline, theme, and major and/or minor credit, possible course substitutions, and remaining degree requirements.
My School Adviser hasn't submitted their approval 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 submitted their approval in ConnectNU, follow up with your School Adviser.
You will not be able to submit your application without confirmation of their approval. 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?
Affiliated program applications often require home school adviser approval, which will be provided by your GLO adviser after reviewing and approving your GLO application. You should not request this approval from your academic adviser.
In most cases, your GLO adviser will automatically complete this electronically shortly after you have begun your program application, and your Northwestern application is approved. You will not need to request approval from your GLO adviser, nor should you contact your academic adviser(s) to supply this.
How do I know if the program I am applying to requires an interview?
If your program requires an interview, it will be clearly indicated on your program brochure, both in the Quick Facts box at the top and in the Next Steps section near the bottom.
It will also be a requirement in your program application.
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 GESI or an exchange program that requires an interview, you must schedule the interview with the appropriate GLO adviser via ConnectNU
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
If I am a dual degree or BS/MS student, do I need to submit two Northwestern study abroad applications?
I am a dual degree student or a student transferring between schools. Do both school advisers need to provide approval on my application?
I’m having technical issues with my GLObal Gateway. What should I do?
Does the Global Learning Office have walk-in appointments?
If you have general questions about study abroad, attend a Study Abroad 101.