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On-Campus & Study Abroad

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW-USA) is a student group that focuses on the challenges of long-term, sustainable development by seeking lasting solutions for reducing poverty, and by working to improve environmental, social, and economic sustainability worldwide.

GREEN House (Group Residence for Environmental Engagement at Northwestern) is an environmental-themed living community whose mission is to inspire future leaders to act in ways that will protect and sustain our planet.

ISEN (Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University) was established in 2008 as an umbrella organization for supporting and enhancing NU’s research, teaching and outreach activities in the areas of energy and sustainability. ISEN's mission is to create, advance and communicate new science, technology, and policy for sustainability and energy.

SEED (Students for Ecological and Environmental Development) mission is to inspire and lead environmental stewardship and advocacy. The students from SEED are responsible for advocating for the creation of the Environmental Policy and Culture Program, and for GREEN House.

Global Learning Office - Study Abroad

The Environmental Policy and Culture (EPC) Program encourages students to integrate the study of environmental issues in their Study Abroad plans. Many EPC students study abroad during a summer, part or all of junior year, or fall of senior year.

Course credit: To find out what your school's policy for transferring study abroad credits please visit the Study Abroad website.

Credit can only be approved after completion of the program. When students return to Northwestern, they should make an appointment with the EPC Program Director and bring the following materials:

  1. Syllabi and course description
  2. Major course work (paper, test, presentations, etc.) and notebooks
  3. Petition for Credit for Courses Taken Abroad for your school.

Additional information about study abroad is available at the Office of International Program Development and the Study Abroad Office.

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