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Choosing courses to take abroad

Before you choose or change your courses, review academic requirements and information regarding transferable study abroad courses.

Subjects and disciplines

Most programs offer a broad array of courses in many disciplines; however, some disciplines are more challenging to find options. Review helpful tips for Music, Pre-Med/Pre-Health, Engineering, Theatre, Dance, Sciences and Math.

Taking Business and Law courses abroad

If you plan to take business or law courses abroad, review this information to ensure the courses are credit-worthy.

Earning academic credit abroad

Learn about the types of credit and other important information regarding earning academic credit abroad.

Research abroad

Many programs give students the opportunity to conduct original research or fieldwork while abroad.

Internships and service learning

An internship or service learning placement can give you another chance to engage with the local community.

Grades, GPA and transcripts 

This page covers how your study abroad courses are recorded on your Northwestern transcript.

Student status issues

Review this information if you are: a transfer student or an international student, planning to graduate early, and/or planning to study abroad during your final Northwestern quarter.

Past course approvals

Students in the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) as well as Economics and BIP majors/minors should review this page for information on past courses that the school/department has accepted from study abroad.