Global Experiences

The College of Science may be located in Boston, but the education it offers is global.

From study abroad to a dynamic program that links students in a dialogue with people in more than 20 other countries, Northeastern helps students engage with the global community. A well-rounded education should include such in-depth connections with other cultures and nations. Students can study at a university abroad, work for a foreign company, perform service projects for foreign nations, or conduct research on a global scale. Students develop a deep understanding of their host countries by becoming immersed in the local language and culture. With the whole world open to them, the possibilities are endless.

Dialogue of Civilizations
Dialogue of Civilizations takes Northeastern students around the world to experience different cultures first hand through meetings and discussions. Offered through the Department of International Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Dialogue of Civilizations is an intensive series of two-to five-week summer for-credit programs in more than 20 different countries. Participants meet with government leaders, local groups, and students for one-on-one discovery.

Participants may:

  • learn a new language by immersion
  • take part in a service learning project
  • conduct research
  • study a specific area of interest

The Three Seas Program
The Three Seas Program provides students the opportunity to spend a year studying marine biology in three different marine environments: New England (Nahant, MA), Panama and the Pacific Coast (Friday Harbor Laboratory, University of Washington). Learn More

This outstanding opportunity allows students to immerse themselves in the environments that they are studying.

Study Abroad
The Office of International Study Programs at Northeastern University is committed to providing you with high-quality study abroad opportunities that will allow you to develop the knowledge, skills and networks needed to become productive and successful participants in the global community. Learn More

International Co-op
At Northeastern, international cooperative education is a great way for students to develop the knowledge, awareness, perspective, and confidence to feel comfortable anywhere in the world. Working and living in another country presents some challenges, but as they overcome these challenges, students gain intercultural competency, international exposure, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. Learn More