Your Journey to Study Abroad
Early Deadline Fall & Full Year Programs: December 10; Summer & Fall Start Northwestern Programs and Exchanges: February 1; Summer & Fall Start Affiliated Programs: February 25; Winter: June 10; Winter-Spring: September 10; Spring: November 10
4-5 MONTHS BEFORE DEADLINE
2-3 MONTHS BEFORE DEADLINE
Attend Info SessionsGLO info sessions are a great way to learn more about specific programs, hear from past students, and speak to advisers. Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming info sessions.
Apply for ScholarshipsMany scholarships have very early deadlines, especially for summer study abroad. Apply early, even if you don't know your program yet (you can usually switch later). We've compiled some scholarships to get you started.
1-2 MONTHS BEFORE DEADLINE
Narrow Down Your ChoicesAbout two months before the application deadline, you should begin narrowing down your program choices. You are only permitted to apply to one program per term, so you'll have to determine your top choice before you apply.
Determine Your EligibilityNorthwestern encourages all students to consider study abroad; however, each school and program has their own requirements. Learn more about these requirements and policies.
Start Your Application
Use downtime over breaks (e.g., winter break, summer break) to work on your application. Even if you aren't set on a program, start your application now - you can always change your program later.
Applications open in early-October