The Global Experience Office
GEO offers many resources to guide your student through the study abroad experience. This website is a great place to start learning about all of the programs that Northeastern University has to offer. Your student may also learn more about study abroad by stopping by the GEO office (403 Richards Hall) to meet with a Peer Advisor or Global Experience Coordinator, who are reliable sources of information during all stages of the international experience. We also offer scheduled information sessions and study abroad fairs-- please see GEO's upcoming events page for more information.
International Safety & Security
All study abroad locations have been approved by GEO staff members, who periodically conduct program evaluations of our current partners. GEO also conducts site visits abroad to explore campuses and ensure that the facilities and housing arrangements are comfortable and safe for our students.
We do not permit students to study abroad in countries where the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning. If a Travel Warning is issued for a country where your student is currently located, the Global Experience Office will remove them from the program immediately. For more information on Travel Warnings, you may consult the U.S. Department of State’s website. If the student wants to stay in the country despite the Travel Warning, he or she must petition a Northeastern University committee (ISAAC), as well as the Provost.
Travel Support Services
All students are covered by WorldAware, a 24-hour, worldwide emergency medical and security evacuation service. While it does not replace health insurance, WorldAware can provide students with emergency medical care or get them to a medical facility. If students are in a dangerous location, WorldAware can assist in evacuation.