Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) program costs include Northeastern tuition for 8 credits and a program fee. These costs typically cover academic costs, roundtrip airfare (for group flights), accommodations for the program duration, international security and emergency support, as well as some local transportation, excursions, and group meals. Please note, not ALL programs include group flights. Students are responsible for ensuring they understand whether or not a group flight is included in their program. Students will need to pay a $500 deposit upon application submission. This deposit will go towards the student's tuition. Students who are concerned about the deposit may be able to defer payment of the deposit to the total program bill if their financial aid award covers the full cost of the program. Students should touch base with the GEO advisor for the program if they would like to explore this option. A complete breakdown of estimated costs can be found on the individual program pages on the GEO website. Below is a general breakdown:

  • Dialogue of Civilizations programs: NU tuition + Program fee

For questions regarding program costs, please contact your Faculty Leader or GEO Advisor.

Students will be billed NU tuition for 8 credits in the Summer term in addition to the DOC program fee.

Your NU student account will be charged several weeks before your departure, according to the same billing schedule as an on campus semester. Furthermore, you must have a zero balance on your NU student account at the time of departure. If you have an outstanding balance from a previous semester, your study abroad registration will be purged and you will not be allowed to go abroad. You can find specific billing information on the  Student Financial Services website.

  • Confirmation payment (unless required for lodging)
  • Academic costs
  • Excursions/field trips if directly related to the program
  • Accommodations
  • Airport transfer in host country
  • WorldAware fees
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Visas
  • Entry/exit fees
  • Residency fees
  • Insurance
  • Optional tours and/or volunteer activities
  • Extra fees
  • Course supplies/books
  • Utilities/internet
  • Events/excursions that are not directly related to a course or orientation