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Office of the Vice President for International Relations

Bringing the World to Northwestern and Northwestern to the World

The Office of the Vice President for International Relations, under the leadership of Dévora Grynspan, advances the strategic goals of the university in a global context by developing and strengthening international partnerships, providing international opportunities for faculty and administrators, hosting foreign delegations and events, and supporting and integrating the global activities of various units on campus.

International Partners

A map with markers in different countries
Northwestern University has partnerships with some of the best institutions in the world and puts a strong emphasis on strengthening and expanding these relationships. Explore our partners, learn how to develop partnerships and how our office can assist in the process, and understand the different types of partnerships we engage in.

International Visitors

We regularly host international visitors and delegations and customize agendas tailored to their interests.

Faculty and Staff Engagement

Faculty members interested in developing or expanding their international portfolio and collaborations with the support of our office can do so in various ways.
For Faculty
Staff members wanting to engage meaningfully in Northwestern’s internationalization activities can do so in various ways through our office.
For Staff

Intercultural Learning Initiative

The Office of the Vice President for International Relations' Intercultural Learning Initiative aims to advance the university’s global ambitions by providing Northwestern staff members with the crucial tools and skills they need to thrive in a culturally diverse workplace. We offer workshops, events, affinity group learning, as well as customized opportunities for Northwestern units wanting to increase their staff members' intercultural sensitivity.

Offerings

Northwestern's Global Journey

Take a journey through the past and explore Northwestern’s rich international history by (re)discovering significant milestones and memorable moments; from early global engagement opportunities and an increasingly international student and faculty body to the interdisciplinary study abroad programs and innovative global collaborations that Northwestern is known for today.

Explore

Resources

We offer presentation tools to help showcase Northwestern's global reach to a broad audience as well as informational resources on Northwestern's activities around the world.

News

Events

One World \ One Northwestern Winter Luncheon: "How the U.S. Depar...

February 26, 11:45 AM
Scott Hall, 601 University Place
Northwestern Staff Members: Join the Office of the Vice President for International Relations and the One World \ One No...

Deadline: Navigating Cultures in the Global Workplace - Spring Qu...

March 18, All Day
The deadline to sign up for the Spring Quarter "Navigating Cultures in the Global Workplace" Workshop is Monday, March 1...