Study Abroad, Co-op, and Experiential Learning
Learning extends beyond the classroom at Northeastern. Providing students with opportunities for experiential education that links coursework with the real world is central to the mission of the University, the College of Social Sciences & Humanities, and the International Affairs Program.
Students put their classroom education to work in professional co-op settings through the University's signature cooperative education program. Working on their own or in partnership with a faculty member, they discover new insights through research. Students bring what they learn in the classroom directly to the community through service learning. They expand their educational boundaries by acquiring a world view through global learning opportunities.
For International Affairs majors, we require that their experiential learning process contain at least one semester of an international experience, which could be a semester study abroad program, two approved Dialogue of Civilizations faculty-led programs, international co-op, or another approved international experience.