The Office of International Program Development (IPD) provides coordination and support to international efforts on campus and works with all schools to promote internationalization and cross-school collaborations.
IPD designs and administers international study and research opportunities for Northwestern students. The programs target underrepresented students and disciplines, such as premedical and engineering students, and others who might not engage in international study or research due to lack of either language skills or professionally-relevant programs abroad.
IPD also administers "direct enrollment" study abroad opportunities at many of our partners institutions abroad, which means Northwstern students will be studying with students from the host institution as well as other international students.
IPD is also home to Northwestern University's interdisciplinary Global Health Minor. The Minor is designed to provide students with skills to understand and solve complex international health issues.