In Northwestern and GESI programs, students study abroad with a cohort of NU students. In Exchange programs, students enroll directly at the local university. Affiliated programs are run by other providers or universities; program structures vary. Learn from students’ experiences in the program type you’re considering.
Northwestern students choose from study abroad programs in 50 countries around the world, and each location offers its own rich cultures, traditions, languages, and histories. Explore students’ experiences in the locations you are considering to learn more about daily life abroad.
Students in all six undergraduate schools and colleges at Northwestern study abroad. Sort blog posts by major or discipline to learn more about how students in your program have experienced study abroad. Read alumni blog posts to learn how study abroad advances academic and career opportunities.
Study abroad entails academic as well as cultural experiences as students immerse themselves in the host country and explore different food, art, politics, social life, and more. Read students’ reflections on everything from daily life to deep cultural history to weekend travel excursions.
As you explore your study abroad options, you’ll want to consider aspects of your identity and how these may be perceived and treated in your host culture. Read students’ reflections about how their identity and their study abroad experiences have intersected in powerful ways.
The Sunsets on My Summer in Beijing
Posted September 14, 2018The 8 weeks are up on my summer in Beijing and I could not have asked for a better experience. I met amazing people...
Posted January 8, 2019One place in Paris I will miss after I leave is the park near my homestay, Parc Monceau. I stumbled upon it one day...
Nos Vemos, Mexico.
Posted October 1, 2018Written on Sat, Aug 18 Wow, so much has happened during these past few weeks! My Culture and History of Mexico class took a...
Wine for Education?!?
Posted November 2, 2018When I began my exchange at ETH Zürich, I did not expect to take a class in wine production techniques. In reality, the class...
Posted November 2, 2018During these past couple of weeks, things have been coming full circle for me. I’ve been really thinking about what the implications of ‘othering’...
Going Up One More Floor
Posted September 14, 2018Guess where. Above 90 degree temperatures with sweltering humidity. Overwhelming swarms of people. Buzzing mosquitoes. Delicious food. Pandas. Yup, that’s my tropical island mansion....