Services for International Students and Scholars

International Student Orientation

Welcome to Northeastern University - Boston!

The Greater Boston Metro Area is home to nearly 5 million people, with over 600,000 living in the city of Boston. Home to Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox, JP Licks, Mike’s Pastries, Faneuil Hall and more, the region’s advancement lies in the research and development emerging from the area’s institutions of higher education, health care, finance, government, business, and human services.

We hope you find this initial information helpful as you prepare to begin classes. If you have any further questions after reading this information, please feel free to contact our office.

MBTA Discounted T-Pass Program

Students are now able to purchase the 2018 Fall Semester T-Pass via NUpay. The semester pass will save students 11% off the standard monthly pass price. Fall 2018 Semester t-passes will go on sale in July.

College of Professional Studies (CPS)

We will be communicating important information about your international student status; therefore, your attendance is mandatory.

International Student Summer Orientation for CPS Students
Date: Monday, July 9th
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Richards 458

International Student Fall Orientation for CPS Students
When: TBD
Where: TBD

Please note this is different from the CPS Orientation Session for all CPS Students. As an International CPS student, you are REQUIRED to attend both. Student will be pre-registered.

Undergraduate Students (Boston Campus), Non-CPS

All new undergraduate international students must attend the OGS session at student orientation. This mandatory session connects students to their academic advisors, introduce Northeastern University services and programs, and launch your life as a Husky. Please review the dates and schedule before your arrive.

If you registered for New Student Orientation, you are automatically registered for the OGS mandatory session.

Undergraduate Day First-Year Students

OGS International Student Orientation: TBD.

  • Check In: TBD
  • Session: TBD

International Transfer Students

TBD: International Transfer Student Orientation

  • Hosted by the Office of Global Services
    Note: Global Pathways and American Classroom students are not required to participate.
International Parents/Supporters Program *all events are voluntary for parents

  • Parent Program run by the Office of Student Orientation and Parent/Family programs: TBD
  • OGS International Parents/Supporters Program: TBD

Graduate Students (Boston Campus), Non-CPS

We are planning International Graduate Student Orientation programs to welcome you to campus, and help you learn more about being an international student at Northeastern!

Students from the following schools will receive information about orientation directly from the department as the international student orientation is part of the department orientation:

  • School of Law (LLM only)

For the following schools, there is a department orientation and a separate international student orientation. Both are compulsory/mandatory.

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Computer and Information Science
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • College of Arts, Media and Design
  • College of Science
  • D’Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • School of Law (JD only)

We will have six international graduate student orientation dates. Students from the colleges above are required to choose and register for one orientation session listed on the right.