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Spring 2015 Applications NOW OPEN!


OISP is very excited to announce that our Spring 2015 applications are now OPEN!  Click here to learn how to apply. Also, please note that the deadline for Spring 2015 programs (including all supporting materials) is October 1, 2014.

For further information on necessary supporting materials, please visit the specific program page of your desired program.

For any questions feel free to contact us at or 617-373-5276

FBI Movie Warns Students Going Abroad of Being Drawn Into ‘Game of Pawns’

For American college students, studying abroad is an opportunity to explore a new country, sample a unfamiliar culture, and meet people from very different backgrounds. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation is worried that some of those new friends might actually be foreign spies.

The FBI has produced a new film, Game of Pawns, to warn students of the "possibility that a foreign intelligence service might try to recruit them while abroad to eventually steal secrets from the U.S. government." The half-hour movie is based—somewhat loosely—on the story of Glenn Duffie Shriver, who studied abroad in China and later was induced by intelligence officers there to apply for American government jobs.

In addition to the video, the FBI has created a resource for students abroad, which is at: Many of the same considerations listed above, would also apply to use of this resource, and any others created by the FBI.

The Passport Blog

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Learn more about study abroad!

The staff at OISP is an important resource in sending Northeastern students all over the world to study for a summer, semester or even a full year! Not sure how to begin the study abroad process? Check out the steps below:


1. Read through the OISP website

  • The website contains important information regarding all of the types and locations of our programs. Start reviewing which programs seem to interest you most

2. Attend an information session

  • View our Upcoming Events calendar to view when the next information session is being held. These required sessions review the entire study abroad process and are a great place to ask any questions you may have

3. Meet with an OISP coordinator

  • The OISP coordinators advise by region, find out who you should meet with here. Come to walk in hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-4pm) or call 617-373-5276 to schedule an appointment. 



Share Your Study Abroad Experience

OISP is always looking for student photos and videos of their time abroad to feature on our Facebook and website. Have a photo/video you would like to share with your peers? Email this to!

Where in the World are NU Students?

OISP is excited to announce that we will be sending nearly 600 students abroad during summer and fall 2013!

A list of the all the countries in which NU students will be studying:









Costa Rica


Czech Republic
















New Zealand







South Africa





Dialogues Highlighted in Gallery 360

Dialogue exhibit in Gallery 360

Arrival of Exchange Students

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While OISP sends NU students abroad, we also host incoming exchange students! OISP is excited to welcome 13 exchange students to NU's campus for the spring semester. The students come from all over the world including Australia, China and the Netherlands. Please help us welcome them to life in Boston!

Student Feature: Marisa Diaz

Northeastern student Marisa Diaz, majoring in Political Science, was recently featured in a speech by Australian Senator Gallacher about the internship she completed while studying abroad at the Australian National University. Senator Gallacher stated, "Marisa's work ethic was impressive, and one of the things I found to be invaluable about the internship was that she came to the position with a fresh new perspective and was looking at the topic with a fresh set of ideas. Any program capable of producing that is worth taking on." To read the complete feature, please click here.


Marisa commented, "My internship in the Australian Parliament House for Senator Gallacher  was the best experience of my undergraduate career! Learning about Australian politics hands on, from the heart of the Australian government was an opportunity that can not be beat!".


Click here for more information about the Australian National University or view other parliamentary internship opportunities under the programs tab.

OISP Holiday Hours

Please note that the Office of International Study Programs will be closed for the holidays on the following dates:

  • Walk in hours cancelled on December 13th, office open
  • December 14th beginning at 3pm
  • December 20th beginning at 3pm
  • December 24th- January 1

The office will re-open on January 2nd with normal operating hours.

Please call 617-373-5276 or email with any questions.