Study people groups and cultures around the globe by spending a semester or summer abroad. Northwestern offers semester-long programs in Oman and Romania and summer courses in a variety of disciplines and countries.
Northwestern's Oman Semester takes students to the Middle East, where their study includes Arabic and Christian-Muslim relations. The program director is a Reformed Church in America missionary at the Al Amana Centre, which seeks to advance understanding and trust between Christians and Muslims.
NWC's Romania Semester is a partnership with New Horizons Foundation, a Romanian NGO that uses adventure education and service-learning to help young Romanians develop responsibility, teamwork and trust. It’s a unique opportunity for cross-cultural learning about social development.
In addition, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) offers 6 study abroad programs, including these that incorporate cultural study:
- China Studies Program, Xiamen
- Latin American Studies Program, San José, Costa Rica
- Middle East Studies Program, Cairo, Egypt