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Northwestern's International Units

International programming and activities take place in various corners of the university. Below is a list of additional Northwestern offices and units at Northwestern that offer international opportunities and support for students, scholars, and faculty.

Buffett Institute for Global Studies

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies addresses critical global issues through collaborative research, public dialogue, and engaged scholarship.

Global Engagement at the Buffett Institute - Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

Global Engagement at the Buffett Institute equips students with the knowledge, tools and experience needed to confront global challenges. Its Global Engagement Studies Institute takes students to the developing world to work with nongovernmental and grassroots organizations to advance sustainable, community-driven change.

International Office (IO)

The International Office (IO) offers Northwestern's international students and scholars professional support, advising services, and programming regarding immigration.

Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS)

The Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) supports the health, safety and security of students, faculty and staff who travel abroad for a variety of reasons under university support or sponsorship.

Undergraduate Learning Abroad

The Office of Undergraduate Learning Abroad (ULA) is the first stop for undergraduates seeking a global learning experience. ULA unites the former Study Abroad Office and Office of International Program Development (IPD) in a single team dedicated to meeting Northwestern students’ diverse overseas learning needs. Through ULA and the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI), Northwestern offers credit-bearing study abroad, exchange, and academic internship opportunities that prepare students for success in today’s interconnected world.

Schools and Colleges

Feinberg School of Medicine - Center for Global Health

The mission of the Center for Global Health is to promote health equity issues on Northwestern University campuses and build upon the knowledge base in the field of global health through translational research and interdisciplinary education initiatives in both the U.S. and globally.

McCormick School of Engineering - Global Initiatives

McCormick's Global Initiatives allow students, faculty, and alumni to explore, experience, and engage with global scholarly activities anchored by McCormick programs and initiatives.

Kellogg School of Management - Global Opportunities

The Kellogg School of Management offers a variety of global opportunities: an executive MBA network that spans seven Kellogg campuses, 37 exchange programs in 20 countries, the Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) program that brings Kellogg students abroad, and a focus on global experiential learning and international field research.

Pritzker School of Law - International Programs Office

Pritzker's International Program Office offers opportunities for law students to engage in exchange programs with seven renowned universities around the world, international joint degree options in Spain and France, and Executive LLM programs for working legal and business professionals in Europe, Korea, and the Middle East.

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications - Medill Global

Medill Global offers international experiential learning opportunities to broaden student perspectives and prepare students for global media careers. Opportunities include global journalism residencies in Argentina, Qatar, and South Africa, and course-related trips to travel and report abroad.

Northwestern in Qatar

At Northwestern's third campus, Northwestern University in Qatar, students can explore the world through the schools of communication, journalism, and liberal arts.