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A Northwestern direction can open windows to the world.

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.

See Our Global Strategic Plan 

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

international students and scholars
international partners in 30+ countries
students go abroad each year
1 in 10
undergraduates in the class of 2020 is from outside the United States
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.

Learn about our Research
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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.

Northwestern in the World


Joint speaker series aims to provide a fundamental history of Israel and Palestine

Sessions will offer a deep dive into history many people know little about

An estimated 1.2 billion people experienced water insecurity in the prior year

Results of a global poll on water experiences will be made public on World Water Day March 22

Deborah Cohen named executive director of Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Scholar of European and global history has served as interim director since January, launching several new programs for faculty and students