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Study Abroad

Some students choose to participate in non-NU-Q study abroad programs. Except under extraordinary circumstances, students may only do so during the summer.

NU-Q's curriculum and course availability is carefully constructed around a commitment to fostering and benefiting from a community in which students and faculty work together to meet the school's high levels of academic expectations.

All students approved by Northwestern to participate in an unaffiliated program are withdrawn from NU-Q while abroad. Because study abroad often requires special language or other preparation, interested students should consult with their academic adviser early in their NU-Q careers.


Students must be sophomores or above.


Before enrolling in any summer program, contact your academic adviser to identify possible implications for financial support, time to graduation, and the applicability of courses for transfer and/or fulfillment of NU-Q requirements.

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