The Graduate Certificate in Global Student Mobility offers an in-depth look at the dynamic field of international higher education.
Duration of Program
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The continual expansion of globalization has changed the landscape of higher education worldwide and fueled the demand for professionals with the skills and knowledge to enter this increasingly specialized field. By concentrating in global student mobility, students can:
Explore the business of international education, including the role of third-party study abroad providers, recruiters, program developers, and nonprofits, as well as the immigration and legal issues facing the industry.
Develop basic field research and cross-cultural communication skills, and gain the tools they need to hypothesize the impact of future global trends.
Apply theory to real-world situations through case studies, service learning opportunities, and international field study experiences.
Prepare for leadership roles in the international education field, in areas such as admissions and recruitment, ESL and language programs, study abroad, and international study, work, and volunteer exchange.
Students will receive a grounding in cross-cultural theories while also exploring the widening range of program types, methods of delivery, and the importance of experiential and service-learning exchanges. The graduate certificate prepares students for employment in various sectors of the international education field including:
International student and scholar services
International admissions and recruitment
The development and administration of international study, work, and volunteer exchange
Student ESL and language programs
The complex range of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs such as Fulbright, Humphrey, Muskie, YES, and scores of others
NGOs supporting these exchanges such as IIE, Amideast, American Councils, and many others
Creating and administering exchange programs for working professionals outside of higher education, targeting religious, philanthropic, and thematic programs
Boston location is a hub for education
Participate in extracurricular events such as symposiums and panel discussions relevant to the field
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
Domestic application complete (First half start: January 19, 2021)
January 1, 2021
Domestic application complete (Second half start: February 22, 2021)
February 12, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
Domestic application complete (First half start: April 12, 2021)
April 2, 2021
Domestic application complete (Second half start: May 24, 2021)
May 14, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
Domestic application complete (Start date: July 12, 2021)
July 2, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)
September 7, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)
October 18, 2021
Graduate Certificate in Global Student Mobility General Requirements
GST 6810 - International Higher Education
GST 6820 - Managing Study Abroad
GST 6830 - Managing International Students
Complete one of the following:
GST 6101 - Global Literacy, Culture, and Community
INT 6900 - International Field Study Experience
3.00 - 4.00
(NOTE: INT 6900 requires co-registration in a 1-q.h. directed study. Students interested in taking INT 6900 should contact their academic advisor.)
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.
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