Global Engagement

Global Engagement

SESP is adjusting to rapid globalization by pushing students to broaden their cultural perspectives through their academic pursuits. Effective fall of 2019, SESP students studying Human Development in Context, Learning & Organizational Change, Learning Sciences, and Social Policy must fulfill a Global Engagement experience one (or both) of the following ways: 

  • Studying abroad anywhere in the world for any amount of time; OR
  • Completing one year of college-level foreign language study (or equivalent, e.g. AP credit or knowledge as a heritage speaker).

More than 40 percent of SESP students have historically studied abroad, learning from an immersive experience in another academic and social culture. Your SESP academic adviser will work closely with you in advance of your planned time abroad to strategize around fulfilling distribution, concentration and second major courses while abroad. Northwestern's Global Learning Office will be an essential resource for you as you explore, apply, plan and figure out how to finance a study abroad experience.  

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Student Affairs Office

School of Education and Social Policy

Walter Annenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive, Suite 123
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-3790