Services for International Students and Scholars

Welcome International Students and Scholars!

Northeastern University hosts over 13,000 international students and scholars from 147 different nations across the world.

The Office of Global Services (OGS) is an active resource for Northeastern University’s community of international students, scholars, and their families. We provide professional expertise and support from the time of admission to after graduation.  Our staff’s commitment ensures that our community maintains compliance through their immigration, academic, and employment experiences.

The OGS collaborates with students, scholars, and other offices at Northeastern to enhance the international character of the university. We help our community build connections and share their values and stories across the university and throughout Boston.

Subscribe to the Office of Global Services (OGS) newsletter to learn about information sessions and other events.

Notice for all International Students, Faculty and Staff regarding Travel

Northeastern University requires all students, and highly recommends all faculty and staff, to enter their travel itinerary and housing accommodations into “My Travel Plans,” also called the traveler registry.

This allows the university to communicate directly with travelers if unexpected events or conditions create circumstances that might pose health or safety risks. In addition, it enables on-campus resources and external support providers to better respond to students, faculty, and staff who may need medical or security assistance.

List of Immigration Attorneys and Pro-Bono Legal Services

Updates and Events

For complete and updated information about the Presidential Executive Order, please visit the Northeastern Executive Order Site. You can also visit the Department of State Website to find our more about the specifics of the travel ban.

Feb. 5 –    President Aoun’s Statement

OGS Events


Represented at Northeastern in 2015/2016

  • 3242
  • 3,898
  • 5,187
  • 6,486
  • 7,705
  • 9,078
  • 10,559
  • 11,702
  • 13,201

International population over time


International population in academic year 2016/2017

Meet Northeastern Students

Maria Bermudez

Maria Bermudez

I am a second year Political Science and International Affairs major. I am half Mexican and half Canadian, but I have lived in Mexico my whole life. I always enjoy giving back to my community through volunteer opportunities.

Carlos Campos

Carlos is a senior double majoring in Economics and International Affairs. He was born and raised in San Cristobal, Venezuela. Carlos is an avid researcher with special interest in Metals Markets, and Currency. He has been part of the OGS team since 2015. Carlos has traveled to more than 10 countries during his time at Northeastern.