The Graduate Certificate in Global Student Mobility offers an in-depth look at the dynamic field of international higher education.
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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
Online program allows flexibility and heightened interaction for working professionals
Participate in person or remotely in extra-curricular events such as symposiums and panel discussions relevant to the field
A graduate degree, accelerated degree, or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and real-world experience in your area of interest. Apply now, and take your career to the next level.
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.)
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Education & Learning alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.