Who Can Study Abroad?

Study Abroad is accessible to any student at NU. If students are interested in studying abroad, we encourage them to choose a major which requires a study abroad semester. However, students can still study abroad if it isn’t a major requirement.

Students must be 18 years or older and hold second year standing at NU to participate.

Lifestyle Standards

It is the expectation that students studying in off-campus programs will be “exemplary representatives for Northwest University.” To that end, generally a 3.0 GPA is required. Students are also expected to abide by the Northwest University Community Handbook Lifestyle Standards, in addition to any other standards that may be imposed by the off-campus program.

Study Abroad as Required by Major

  • Communications: Film Studies in Los Angeles
  • Cultural Psychology: BestSemester programs, South Korea
  • Intercultural Studies: Jordan, Rwanda, Costa Rica, Thailand
  • International Business: China, Costa Rica, Australia, South Korea
  • Political Science: American Studies in Washington DC

These majors require students to study one semester abroad. Students can choose to study abroad at an established NU partnership. Required study abroad semesters receive financial aid priority. (Please see Financial Aid and Billing for more info.) Students apply for these programs through International Studies.

 

Study Abroad for Personal Enrichment

Students are encouraged to study abroad, even if it isn’t required as part of their major, to fill their elective credits. Students can choose to study abroad at an established NU partnership or can organize an independent study abroad experience. Financial aid may be available to students who aren’t  required to study abroad. (Please see Financial Aid and Billing for more information).  Students apply for these programs through International Studies.

Short Term Intensive International Experience

These short term intensive international experiences are built into the course sequence of selected majors. These experiences are arranged through the particular major. Students do not apply for these programs through International Studies.