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Your Journey to Study Abroad



4-5 MONTHS BEFORE DEADLINE

Identify Your Goals

Identify Your Goals

The best action begins with reflection. Why do you want to study abroad? The study abroad goals assessment tool can help you break down your goals and needs.

2-3 MONTHS BEFORE DEADLINE

Attend Info Sessions

Attend Info Sessions

GLO 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.

1-2 MONTHS BEFORE DEADLINE

Narrow Down Your Choices

Narrow Down Your Choices

About two months before the application deadline, you should begin narrowing down your choices. Select 1-2 programs now to ensure you complete the requirements on time.
Figure Out Finances

Figure Out Finances

Program costs vary widely; find total cost estimates on each program page. Check out Money Matters to learn more about program costs and billing, financial aid and scholarships, and managing expenses.
Start Your Application

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 first-choice program, start your application now - you can always change your program choices later on.

0-1 MONTH BEFORE DEADLINE

Submit Your Application

Submit Your Application

Finalize and submit your Northwestern study abroad application. Note: Some components of the application, such as meeting with an academic adviser and completing an interview, require advance planning. Review specifics on the Apply page.