Global Experience

Because we need to be as comfortable in Singapore and Mexico City as we are in Boston and Los Angeles, Northeastern offers global learning experiences that connect students with the world (171 global cities in 85 countries in 2010-2011) in ways both broad and deep.

Our international cooperative education program offers co-op positions in 69 countries, with employers ranging from multinational corporations to international agencies and NGOs. Our intensive, faculty-led Dialogue of Civilizations trips put students on the ground, bringing to life classroom studies in the history, culture, business, politics, and economics of other nations. For a more traditional study-abroad experience, our international study office offers more than 60 programs in 43 countries.

Whichever options they choose, our students gain a deeper understanding of the world and truly global pathways to lives of fulfillment and accomplishment.


Lessons in conflict resolution

Junior international affairs major and Middle Eastern studies minor Tess McCarthy worked in Belfast, Northern Ireland to reduce religious strife. Read the article >>

Teaming up to fight AIDS

Through a game called netball and healthy-living sessions, third-year international affairs major Rushika Shekhar taught teen girls in India self-empowerment to help fight AIDS. Read the article >>