Are you equipped to impact the world?

Study abroad with University of Northwestern

Expand your view of God's work by learning all around the world.

Want to spend a semester studying in Spain? Oxford? Australia? Russia? Israel? China? Or practice journalism or politics in Washington, DC?

There are countless opportunities for you to study abroad or study off-campus in the U.S.

Study abroad & off-campus opportunities

Here are just a few of the options:

  • Research marine biology at the University of Tokyo in Japan
  • Learn medicine and work in a clinic in Ecuador
  • Explore international business in China
  • Experience biblical history in Jerusalem
  • Practice Spanish in Spain
  • Study film in Los Angeles, CA
  • Dive into recording arts in Nashville, TN

BestSemester opportunities

As a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), Northwestern has partnerships with their BestSemester programs:


Learn more about how to select and apply for a study abroad option


Intercultural Studies Internship

On this popular annual internship, students spend two months learning the culture, language and customs in several countries in Africa, Europe or Asia.

Mission trips

Want to serve the urban poor in Minneapolis, LA or New Orleans? Or maybe Guatemala or Mexico?

Participate in a 10-day spring break mission trip!