Northwestern University in Qatar gives students an opportunity to earn a degree from a top-ranked US university while learning to analyze and communicate a range of experiences from an international environment.

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NU-Q offers Bachelor of Science degrees in communication and journalism. Students can also earn a minor in media and politics and a certificate in Middle East studies.

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Experiential and service learning

Students take the lessons they've learned in the classroom and apply them across the globe. These experiential learning opportunities, which include the journalism residency program and the communication exchange program, encourage students to step out of their comfort zones, report untold stories, turn strangers into friends, and become more well-rounded as people and media professionals.

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Our faculty members come from academia and industry, and they bring with them a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge. With small class sizes, our professors are able to give individualized guidance and support to students.

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Pre-college programs

Throughout the year, NU-Q offers high school students opportunities to explore the exciting world of media through a series of programs designed just for them, including Weekend Workshops and our Summer Media Institute.

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Northwestern Semester in Qatar

Northwestern journalism and communication undergraduates students at the Evanston campus are eligible to study at NU-Q during fall semesters.

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