Global Engagement

Besides being fun and exciting, an international education, including study abroad, will provide you with a life-changing experience filled with academic, career, and personal benefits lasting a lifetime.

Academic Benefits

  • Preparation for an increasingly global world
  • Enhanced interest in academic study, especially foreign language study
  • Wider worldview
  • Intercultural awareness and competence
    • Foreign language proficiency
    • Improved communication
    • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Taking classes not offered at NWU

Career Benefits

  • New career opportunities
    • Currently, one in five U.S. jobs is linked to international trade
    • Today’s workforce requires a depth of international expertise and language skills lacking in most U.S. graduates
  • Skill sets that will influence your career path
    • Effective communication among diverse cultures
    • Foreign language skills
    • Ability to understand how others think, work, and make decisions

Personal Benefits

  • Travel opportunities
  • Life-long impact on world view
  • Increased self–confidence and self-reliance
  • Enduring friendships and contacts
  • Increased respect for and comfort in interacting with people from other cultures
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity
    • Greater tolerance for other opinions
    • Appreciation of another culture
  • Insights into your own cultural values and biases
  • Sharing of the U.S. culture, experience, and language to enhance understanding abroad
  • Get in touch with family heritage

To learn more about how NWU’s International Education opportunities can benefit you, check out Global Citizenship Preparation and NWU’s Study Abroad Programs & Opportunities.