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  • Locations: Any, Any
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Winter Break
  • Restrictions: NIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 04/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2024 04/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2024-2025 05/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Accountancy, Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biological Sciences, Business, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, Culture, Early Childhood Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Engineering, Engineering Technology, English, Environmental Sciences, Family and Child Studies, Finance, French, Geography, Geology, German, Gerontology, Global Studies, Health Education, History, Hospitality, Industrial Engineering, Interdisciplinary Courses, Italian, Journalism, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Language, Law, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, Literacy Education, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Military Science, Music, Music Education, Non-Governmental Organizations, Nursing, Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Administration, OMIS, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising, Theatre and Dance Program Type: Cosponsored, Study Abroad
Class Eligibility: Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Student At Large Program Provider: Petition
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7 Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:

Petition for Consideration of Non-Affiliated Programs



Program Overview

Participating in an NIU-affiliated study abroad program can increase the chances that you and other NIU students will receive study abroad program scholarships and/or financial aid. In an effort to facilitate the equivalency process for NIU Cosponsored study abroad programs and to streamline the application process for students, our office offers this Petition option.

The goal of the NIU Study Abroad Office is to provide a range of affordable study abroad programs that meet the many academic needs of our students.  All NIU study abroad programs must meet standards of academic and administrative integrity, as well as student safety.  Each program must be evaluated according to these and other criteria by the staff of the NlU Study Abroad Office.

If you are interested in pursuing a non-affiliated program, please download the Petition Packet.pdf and return it completed and signed to the NIU Study Abroad Office. If your petition is approved you will receive notification about formal application instructions. If you have any questions please contact the NIU Study Abroad Office.

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Financial Aid

As a participant in a study abroad program through NIU, applicants may be eligible for:  Pell Grant, SEOG, PLUS Loan, Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, MAP Award or your privately awarded scholarship with consent of awarding organization.

If you  plan to apply for aid or loans to supplement this study abroad program you must contact the NIU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office in Swen Parson 245, (815) 753-1395 to discuss your current aid package and what you might be eligible for during your program abroad. Tuition waivers do not apply. Please contact Barb Stark, the International Affairs business manager, in Williston Hall 408, (815) 753-9530, for more information.

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$200 Application Fee/Deposit and Withdrawal Policy

A $200 application fee/deposit is required of all applicants.  The $200 consists of $100 for the non-refundable application fee and $100 for a program deposit.  Both the application fee and the deposit will be applied to the total balance of the program cost.  The $100 deposit is refundable only if the participant withdraws 60 days before the start date of the program.  Applicants withdrawing from the program after 60 days before the start of the program will not be refunded the $200 program deposit.
The $200 application fee/deposit will be charged to NIU students’ NIU Bursar's account.  (Checks and money orders cannot be accepted from NIU students.)  More detailed instructions can be found on the website.

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Passport Information

Information on acquiring a U.S. passport is available at the U.S. State Department’s website: Note: U.S. passports must be valid SIX months beyond the intended stay overseas. Individuals who do not currently possess a valid passport should apply for one immediately.

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Contact Information


Please contact the Study Abroad Office
Williston Hall 417
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-0700

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