Global programs

Get more mileage out of your college education by exploring countries and cultures around the globe.

Oman Semester

Northwestern's Oman Semester will take you to the Middle Eastern country of Oman, known for its peacefulness, modernity, hospitality and openness. You'll learn Arabic and study the Islamic religion with a goal of furthering understanding and trust between Christians and Muslims. Learn more

Romania Semester

Travel to the area of Europe known as “Transylvania” through Northwestern's Romania Semester to study sustainable community development and intern with New Horizons Foundation. New Horizons is an NGO that hosts youth clubs and camps and uses experiential education to teach Romanian youth self-confidence, teamwork and trust. Learn more


Affiliated programs

Study Spanish, Latin American culture or other academic disciplines with Argentine professors at the Universidad de Belgrano or the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. Contact us

The Australia Studies Centre is offered in partnership with Christian Heritage College. Study Australian culture, history, religion, politics and Indigenous cultures together with experiential service learning and formal instruction in Christian studies, business, ministries, social sciences and education, and humanities. Contact us

Enroll in the Creation Care Study Program and spend a semester in one of the most spectacular, diverse environments in the world. Belize is home to vast regions of unspoiled tropical rainforest and numerous species of plants and animals. Contact us

Learn leadership, environmental ethics and outdoor skills through courses offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School, a standout in wilderness education. Contact us

Study in one of the world's most globally significant and culturally rich nations. Classes at Xiamen University explore China's historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities. Contact us

Courses in the Latin America Studies Program (LASP) enable participants to think critically about Latin American culture and connect experiential learning with classroom discussions about biology, international business and more. Contact us

Enroll in Casa de la Solidaridad to improve your Spanish language skills in a program focused on accompaniment with those who suffer most, rigorous academic study, simply community living and spirituality. Contact us

Participate in an internship or service-learning experience in addition to taking liberal arts courses and exploring the diversity and culture of London. Contact us

Live in Wycliffe Hall and take classes at the University of Oxford, which is world-renowned for its 119 libraries. Meet one-on-one with acclaimed Oxford scholars to discuss art, history, literature, musicology, philosophy, science and more. Contact us

Explore the culture and Celtic traditions of Rennes, France, located two hours from Paris, while taking classes in the liberal arts. Contact us

Improve your German language skills and take courses in your major at at Ruperto Carola, Germany's oldest and highest-ranked university. Contact us

Improve your Spanish language skills while studying the culture of Guatemala and learning about the connections between community ministry and community development. Contact us 

While enrolled at Florence University of the Arts, choose from among hundreds of courses in the fashion, interior design and visual arts as well as classes in international business and journalism. Contact us

Learn through immersion in Middle Eastern culture. Live, work, eat, play and travel among Jordanians, becoming part of their communities. Understand what it means to be an incarnational follower of Jesus. Contact us

Explore the culture of Lithuania and the nearby countries of Latvia, Estonia and Russia while taking classes in business, literature, psychology, sociology, theology and more at Lithuania Christian College (LCC) International University. Contact us

Improve your Spanish language skills and understanding of Mexican culture in the business capital of Latin America. Courses are community-based and involve experiential learning. Contact us

Options include a Spanish-language immersive experience and studies in global health that provides Spanish language preparation for students headed into healthcare careers. Internships and service-learning experiences are also available. Contact us

This cooperative program with Viaa, a Reformed Christian university in the Netherlands, enables participants to live with host families and engage in the language, culture and art of contemporary Europe. Contact us

Enroll in the Creation Care Study Program and spend a semester between New Zealand's Kaikoura mountain range and the ocean. Participate in ecological field studies, cultural activities and homestays and learn to sustainably care for creation. Contact us

Study Arabic language and Islamic culture through an Islamic Studies track at the University of Granada. Home stays, internships and service-learning opportunities are also available. Contact us

Semester in Spain is a Spanish-language immersion program. Participants take classes, all presented in Spanish, at TCC Sevilla in the center of historic Seville and experience Seville's culture and hospitality. Contact us

Take classes and live with students at Uganda Christian University, including a Faith and Action course that challenges participants to consider the way Christians respond to poverty and suffering. Homestays and excursions are part of the course. Contact us 

Learn Welsh culture and live with British students while taking classes at Bangor University. One possibility is Outdoor Pursuits, a popular course that combines outdoor adventures like rock climbing, kayaking and mountain biking in Snowdonia National Park with lessons in problem-solving, leadership and reflective thinking. Contact us

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