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Outreach & Engagement

Northwestern strives to make a positive, cross-cultural and durable impact through civic engagement at home and global outreach to the far corners of the world. Northwestern is a good corporate citizen and an economic anchor in the City of Chicago. The University is a vital partner in the revitalization of the Chicago Public Schools, and its students, staff and faculty volunteer their time and energy to help the communities of Chicago. Northwestern is also Chicago’s ambassador to every corner of the globe.

More than 32% of NU undergraduates supplement their academic studies with an international experience, such as field study, cultural immersion or exchange abroad. Our faculty collaborate with organizations and scholars around the world to advance research to help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Learn more about global engagement