Studying abroad is an opportunity of a lifetime. No student will return from this experience unchanged. Northeastern Illinois University provides a variety of study abroad opportunities depending on your situation, which can range from week-long to year-long options. You can apply now or contact us for more information. 

 Basic Program Types Offered 

1. Exchange Programs 

Students can spend a fall, spring or summer semester(s) or one full academic year at one of our International Partner Universities

What will you get out of studying abroad?

  • Experience living in a different country

  • All your financial aid benefits may apply 

  • Classes are pre-approved before you leave Northeastern 

  • Pay Northeastern tuition and fees 

  • Learn a new language or enhance your language skills 

  • Gain multicultural skills 

  • Steps to studying abroad are available online. 

To apply, download the Study Abroad Form. Once it is completed, drop it off at the Office of International Programs at LWH 0008B. 

2. Faculty-Led Study Tours 

Study tours provide an opportunity to engage in study abroad for a short period of time. Engage in a rare opportunity and register for a course that has combined travel with the course of study, and obtain credit hours for it. See what faculty-led tours will be held this academic year.

What is a study tour? 

  • Study tours are faculty-led programs that last between one and six weeks. 

  • The professor has tied their course objective with a study tour so students have an out of classroom experience. 

  • Study tours usually take place during the school breaks or in the summer session. 

Financing Opportunities 

There are many ways to obtain funding to study abroad. If you plan to study abroad, especially in a partner university, all the benefits of your financial aid may apply. There are also many scholarships available to study abroad. Make sure you search online for more options. Just type “study abroad scholarships” into any web browser. You can also find scholarships at the preferred country’s consulate/embassy in the U.S.