Study Abroad

All four ALC languages may be studied abroad at NU-conducted or affiliated institutions. Prior college-level study of Chinese, Hindi, Japanese and Korean is a pre-requisite for some, but not all, study abroad options affiliated with Northwestern.

The study abroad experience, typically undertaken in the junior year, can be much enhanced by prior class work at the freshman and sophomore level, especially for native English speakers.

We strongly recommend you work closely with your language program study abroad coordinators and your eventual ALC major/minor advisors to assess what type of program would be best for you. This is especially important if your goal is to receive credit for coursework completed abroad.  Students who come back from a study abroad or summer program at any institutions (including IPD Beijing Summer Program) and want to continue language study at Northwestern and/or want to transfer credits for language course work to Northwestern MUST also take the placement test.

The Study Abroad office also serves as a wonderful resource for program selection and for a more detailed walk through of what your abroad experience will be like.

For details on language, country, and program prerequisites and offerings, consult the NU Study Abroad website or e-mail the office directly.

Also see information about financial support for undergraduate study abroad in Asia.

For more information on study abroad opportunities, visit the following websites: