Northwestern's International UnitsInternational 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.