Off-Campus Study & Study Abroad Programs
Off-campus study programs enhance the educational experience of University of Northwestern students by providing opportunities for students to develop intellectually, culturally, socially and spiritually.
Types of Programs
Northwestern Off-Campus Study Programs
These programs, led by Northwestern faculty and staff, are only open to UNW students. Students should contact their department to inquire about upcoming opportunities. Some opportunities include:
For this annual study-abroad internship, students from any major may apply. The group prepares on campus during Quad 1 and travels during Quad 2 to to several countries, usually in Europe, Africa or Asia.
Led by Department of Biblical & Theological Studies faculty, this study trip (2–4 credits) is open to all majors and explores Israel or Turkey for 2–3 weeks, usually in the summer.
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Programs
As a member of the CCCU, Northwestern has partnerships with their BestSemester programs:
Approved Affiliate or Partner Programs
Credit Transfer Agreement Approved Programs
Other Possible Off-Campus Program Connections
While attending Northwestern, students can apply to participate in programs facilitated by other colleges and universities. See the Registrar for details.
Northwestern students have the opportunity to participate in the Air Force ROTC at the University of St. Thomas or the Army ROTC at the University of Minnesota. Military Science courses at these two institutions may be applicable to University of Northwestern graduation requirements. Students accepted into these programs are eligible to apply for ROTC Scholarships.
Summer Partnership in Law
The Summer Partnership In Law (SPIL) at the William Mitchell College of Law introduces students to law and legal education through classes concurrent with William Mitchell’s regular summer entry program, which extends from mid-June to early August.
To qualify, students must have at least a "C+" average in core subjects such as English, philosophy, mathematics and science. For application information visit the William Mitchell website or call 651-290-6422.
Students interested in any off-campus study program need to obtain approval of credits for the desired program by contacting the University of Northwestern Registrar at 651-631-5239 or email@example.com.
Other Study Abroad Programs
Search for more study abroad programs through the following websites:
Before making any commitments or submitting any deposits to an off-campus study program, be sure to obtain prior approval from the Registrar for the program you desire.
Deciding to Go
Here are some questions to ask yourself before deciding to study abroad:
Scholarships may be available!
To search for study abroad scholarships, visit: