Resources for Students

On-Campus Resources

The College of Professional Studies offers several tutoring and language services through their Global Student Success program. You may read about GSS on this page or check out their website for additional information and events.

Global Student Success

Global Student Success is committed to fostering the acculturation of international students to the Northeastern community and promoting internationalization across the institution. They support international students through cross-cultural, linguistic, and academic support services. They also partner with faculty, staff, and administrators to integrate global dimensions and cross-cultural understanding into the Northeastern experience.

Services Include:

International Tutoring Center – Tutors provide ESL writing instruction and training for international students who need assistance with papers, assignments, TOEFL writing, and research projects. Students can meet one-on-one with an ESL tutor for 50-minute appointments.

Language and Culture Workshops – Geared for international students looking to understand American values, cultures, and norms. These workshops look to bridge cultural knowledge, expand inquiry, and shed light on how to successfully navigate the American university student experience.

Pronunciation Workshops – These workshops are for speakers of English as a second language who would like to improve their pronunciation skills. Each workshop is led by a graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology who has knowledge about the specifics of speech production.

Volunteer Team Leader (VTL) Program – This program allows for English skill development while concurrently building resume experience, leadership skills, and participating in community service. To date, the VTL program supports 35 organizations and has 1,100 hours of volunteered service.

Online Resources

Snell Library Citation Resources
The NU Library offers information on citation – including links to many different style guides and information about electronic citation resources.

Snell Library Citation Resources
Snell Library also provides access to many different encyclopedias and dictionaries–including the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Oxford English Dictionary.

The Boston Public Library
From this site, you can access information on visiting and borrowing from the Boston Public Library.

Diana Hacker – Research and Documentation 
This site offers research resources in various disciplines. It includes information about how to document sources in five styles: ACW, MLA, Chicago, APA, and CBE.

The OWL at Purdue
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University offers a wide variety of writing resources (including the writing exercises described below), such as current guides to MLA and APA styles, research guidance and suggestions, and resources for multilingual writers.