Global Quest is a new prestigious opportunity for incoming freshmen, who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and candidacy to become a global citizen.

Global Quest, a unique first-year experience combines an accelerated Fall Semester in Boston with an immersive six-month experience abroad. In the six months from January through June, students complete the equivalent of a full semester NU-in Spring at a global partner institution as well as an equivalent of NU-Term during the summer, which may include directed research projects, field study, or summer classes at the partner institution.

Global Quest locations and summer experience opportunities vary based on your College of enrollment.  Each program is carefully designed to align with Northeastern curricula, so students can not only progress steadily toward their degree, but also get ahead in their co-op eligibility and stay on schedule to graduate in four years. Among the inaugural year locations of Global Quest are Sydney, Australia and Rome, Italy.

Throughout their time abroad, students continue to build on the Northeastern values they were introduced to in the fall—developing self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, respect for diverse beliefs and opinions, and the ability to interact and collaborate with individuals and communities.

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We look forward to helping you explore this opportunity!

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