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Applying to the Honors Program

Admission to the honors program is competitive. Outstanding International Studies majors must apply in Spring quarter of their junior year. Acceptance into the program is based on strength of the proposed research, demonstrated background in relevant courses and research methods for the proposed research, and the student’s demonstrated ability as an independent and critical thinker. Students are also required to maintain a cumulative GPA above 3.3 overall and 3.5 in the major throughout the program. 
The International Studies Honors Program application includes:

Application to IS Honors Program 2023-2024

The deadline to apply for the 2024-2025 Honors Program is Friday, April 19, 2024. Please submit applications to

Professor Ian Hurd, the Director of International Studies and Honors, is available to meet with students as they work to develop their proposals. 

Students should also seek advice from other faculty at Northwestern as well as the Global Café mentors. 

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