Why NU Start?
NU Start is a program for first-year students who will not be able to travel to campus for the fall semester and will complete their first semester remotely. The program is designed to connect students from across the globe to Northeastern's first-year experience. NU Start provides an opportunity for students to become part of Northeastern’s global network and see the impact of experiential learning from anywhere in the world.
Northeastern is uniquely positioned to leverage its global leadership in education and its history of remote learning to support students impacted by changes in global mobility. Northeastern has longstanding expertise in remote instructional delivery and pedagogical innovation, including the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR) and Self-Authored Integrated Learning (SAIL). Every learning community is shaped by its people; Northeastern’s culture is one of ongoing innovation. When you compare institutions you’re not just comparing technologies or programs, but also asking: who do I want to learn with and from; who do I want to be connected to while I advance my journey as a lifelong learner? Between its faculty experts, industry partners, and alumni, many of whom are global leaders, Northeastern offers a broad global network who are available to advise and mentor students along their journey. We’ve designed NU Start to ensure you are well connected from the start.