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International Experiences Expand Engineering Perspectives

Northwestern Engineering students deepen their understanding of global challenges firsthand through learning experiences worldwide.

collage of groups of students on their study abroad experiences

Sometimes, getting the best engineering education means leaving campus and stepping out of your comfort zone.

Through immersive learning experiences abroad—as far-reaching as the Atacama Desert in Chile to hospital rooms in Cape Town— Northwestern Engineering students widen their perspectives on global challenges in energy materials, health systems, manufacturing supply chains, sustainability, and water infrastructure.

Bonded by their curiosity to push past the familiar, they deepen their understanding of these challenges, experience other cultures firsthand, forge strong personal connections, and discover fresh ideas, novel approaches, and unexpected opportunities.