Northeastern University is located in the heart of Boston's cultural center, nestled among the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Symphony, the New England Conservatory, and the Public Gardens.


Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the most historic and cultural cities in the United States. It is considered a university town, with many undergraduate and graduate programs, and at the forefront of scientific, biotech, and medical research. Always known for its avid sports fans, Boston now boasts several world champion sports teams.

More than 18 million people visit the city annually, making it a top tourist destination. It is home to an internationally acclaimed symphony, a wealth of museums and galleries, bustling nightlife, theatre, concerts, sporting events, shopping, exquisite dining, and more. Learn more about Boston.

New England

The New England region offers access to some of the most beautiful mountains, countryside, and seaports in the country, with opportunities for hiking and camping, and water and winter sports.

Getting Around

Boston is a great city for walking and biking. The benefit of living in an urban setting is the easy access to major attractions via Boston’s bus and subway system called the “T.”  For USD $75, students can purchase a monthly pass (called a “Charlie Card”) with unlimited access to subway and local bus routes.
Boston is also home to a major international airport and one of the nation’s busiest train stations right in downtown Boston. So students can get anywhere they need to go with ease.

U.S. Culture and Customs

Immersing yourself in a new environment and culture can be exciting. However, it can be challenging at the same time since American culture and way of life will vary — possibly dramatically — from your home country. Here are a few insights to help ease your transition.