Study Abroad application deadline postponed until February 10!

Greetings from Undergraduate Learning Abroad!


We wanted to share the good news—the Northwestern application deadline for Fall /Full Year 2018-19 Northwestern Exchange programs has been extended to February 10!

Northwestern Programs and Exchanges

Undergraduate Learning Abroad (ULA) offers two types of Northwestern programs:

  • Northwestern Programs, designed specifically for Northwestern students around specific themes
  • Northwestern Exchanges, through which students enroll directly at premier institutions around the world

As a result, the application deadline for both Northwestern Programs and Exchanges is February 10, 2018.

Northwestern Exchanges, with highlights including:

Deadline for Fall 2018 & Full Year 2018-19: January 15, 2018

Extended deadline: February 10, 2018

Northwestern Programs:

Deadline for Fall 2018 & Full Year 2018-19: February 10, 2018

Northwestern Summer Programs:

Deadline for Summer 2018: March 1, 2018

For general inquires, please contact Undergraduate Learning Abroad (ULA),


NEXT 2018: Spend a day job shadowing a Northwestern alumnus this spring

You’re invited to register for the annual Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) — a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring to learn more about different professional fields. More than 500 alumni from organizations in a range of fields, such as NBC News, Argonne National Laboratory, The Walt Disney Company, Facebook, 3M, Deloitte, the Mayo Clinic and many more, have volunteered to host students. Registration runs Jan. 19 through Feb. 6 and accounts take up to 2 business days for approval. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.

Learn more about the program and registration process at an information session (highly recommended, but not required to register for the program)

 Choose from one of three information sessions (same content will be covered at each):

Log into CareerCat (Events > Workshops tab) to RSVP >>  

  • Monday, January 29, 3-4 p.m., Norris, Northwestern Room B
  • Tuesday, January 30, 4-5 p.m., Norris, Armadillo Room
  • Wednesday, January 31, 12-1 p.m., Norris, Armadillo Room
  • Can’t make it to an in-person session? A virtual information session is also available.

Questions? Email

NCA’s Winter Internship & Job Fair: Jan. 23 & 24

Northwestern Career Advancement presents: Two-day Winter 2018 Internship & Job Fair
Jan. 23 & 24, 12-4 p.m., Norris Center, 2nd Floor

Meet 80+ employers in a variety of industries over two days. Different employers will attend each day, hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities. Bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume; dress code is business casual. Open to Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. View event details on NCA’s website.

NEW! NCA introduces a new way to navigate the Winter Career Fair: The Fairs App! Download “Fairs App” on the App Store or Google Play and search “Northwestern University” to view the employer list and profiles, locate employers using select criteria, and get real-time fair updates and prep tips.

Northwestern Career Advancement
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Evanston, IL 60208

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Excellent funded research opportunity for Communication students

In what ways is machismo within the hip-hop community in Quito, Ecuador and associated gender and sexual violence a public health concern?

 What are concrete manifestations of women’s empowerment in rural Costa Rica, and what different strategies promote gender equality education and community participation for men and women?

 How can a community-based organization work to ensure participation and involvement of persons with disabilities in democratic processes in Uganda?

 What factors contribute to the gulf between educational/economic redevelopment actors and the residents within the community in McDowell County, Central Appalachia?

What are contributing factors to the high dropout rate in the Costa Rican educational system at transitional stages?

 These are just a few of the many community-based research questions undergraduates can explore this summer through partnership with organizations around the world. The Buffett Institute’s Community-Based Research Fellowship is for students interested in spending their summer applying classroom knowledge to real-world issues and supporting community-driven initiatives. 

Community-based research (CBR) combines community knowledge and university knowledge to address global issues through actionable research.  This fellowship is open to undergraduates from all academic disciplines with prior field experience. CBR fellows receive methods training and up to $7,500 for travel, living expenses, and stipend. Application opens December 11, and is due February 1, 2018. Learn more and hear from alums about their experience at an information session on Friday, January 19th, 2 pm – 3 pm at 1800 Sherman Ave, Suite 1-200.

If you have questions, please contact Emory Erker-Lynch at


The Humanities Plunge – Spring Break 2018

FREE, 1/2-course credit and open to all NU undergraduates — all majors, schools, and years are welcome.

FIVE DAYS of Chicago theatre, art, music, architecture, and history, guided by expert scholars and artists!

You’ll look at how the city tells its stories by the ways culture is presented and performed, peeking behind the scenes at major cultural institutions • sampling new foods in new neighborhoods • attending author readings and workshops • taking a curated tour of Chicago via private “L” train • and TONS MORE! 

Application deadline: January 29, 2018

Watch a Plunge video and apply at:

GESI deadline approaching on Jan 15!

GESI is a study abroad program that combines hands on learning with a homestay family, academic coursework, and cultural immersion. Work alongside a grassroots organization to implement change in work areas like women’s empowerment, income generation, sustainability, and micro-finance. Apply by January 15 to be considered for a GESI scholarship, if eligible. Acceptance is rolling. GESI locations are Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, Uganda, and Vietnam. Open to all majors.
Global Engagement Office
Hear an alum voice on why you should do GESI.