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Our Global Commitment

The Northwestern experience spans the globe, prioritizing international study for students and collaborations for faculty. We foster a truly diverse environment, composed of students and faculty from around the world. We strive to make a positive, cross-cultural and durable impact through global engagement, at home and abroad.

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Northwestern has three vibrant and growing campuses — Chicago, Evanston and Doha, Qatar — along with sites in San Francisco, New York City, Washington, DC and Miami with more global expansion to come.

 

By the Numbers

5,500international students and scholars
70+international partners in 30+ countries
2,850 students go abroad each year
1 in 10 undergraduates in the class of 2020 is from outside the United States
$100m gift to Northwestern earmarked for global initiatives

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Our Research

Northwestern scholars focus on critical global issues through collaborative research, public dialogue and engaged scholarship.

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Our Networks

Our students, scholars and alumni benefit from a strong network that spans the globe. Find opportunities to collaborate and connect wherever you are.

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International Students

Students from around the globe comprise one quarter of our full-time students. See why they are choosing Northwestern.

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Opportunities abroad

Study abroad in more than 50 countries. Connect with alumni around the world.

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