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05/01/2021: First Enrollment Deposit Due:
06/15/2021: Second Enrollment Deposit Due:
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Greetings to our newly admitted students and families

The team is hard at work preparing our website with information regarding the locations for fall 2022 and much more. Locations will be announced in February, so stay tuned. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the information provided below as you begin to learn about the experience.

We’ll provide more information over the coming months, mainly through email. To ensure you and your family receive all of our communications, visit your Application Status Check to review, add, or update your contact information.

What is The Program?

The Program is one of Northeastern’s signature first-year experiences and truly embodies the university’s experiential approach to education. Launched in 2007, The Program is rooted in our core belief that Northeastern students are curious, adaptable, and agile as they explore the world around them.

Through The Program, students will have a rigorous academic experience intertwined with unique cultural and social opportunities outside the classroom. Bolstered by a robust professional support system, this one-semester experience supports students’ growth as global citizens and fine-tunes the skills they need to navigate their future.

Students admitted to The Program embark on a unique journey. Together you’ll study abroad during your first semester at a partner institution of your choosing—eligibility is based on your major, age, and the location capacity. During your spring semester, you’ll study at Northeastern’s Boston campus.

Your first semester course credits will be applied toward your degree program, and you’ll start the spring semester along with your fellow alumni—more adventurous, more intellectually curious, and ready to jump into the next adventure. You’ll have the support of the larger Northeastern community, including a network of faculty, staff, advisors, and peers ready to support you.

How does The Program Work?

The Program is a one-semester global experience for first-year students. Guided by the Global Experience Office, students will be supported through processes such as gathering documents, course registration, and housing selection for the spring term.

All students admitted to The Program have until May 1, 2022, to submit their enrollment deposit through the Application Status Check—including those who applied as Early Decision applicants. Program locations will be announced through email in February 2022 and made available for students to select. All locations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All students are guaranteed a spot in a location that is compatible with their academic major. Once the locations are announced, students will need to submit their deposit before selecting a location and securing their spot.

Throughout their experience, enrolled students will be supported by advisors from their academic college and other campus units such as Student Orientation and Family Programs.

How can I learn more about The Program?

We’re excited to support you and your family as you explore the incredible opportunities offered through The Program and the university as a whole. Information will continue to be shared with you over the coming months. In the meantime, we encourage you to:

Is The Program right for me?

Studying abroad is a rewarding life experience. Imagine starting your undergraduate career in an exciting, global setting. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime.

Time spent traveling the world can be thrilling, but it can be challenging as well. Before making your college decision, remember to take time to gather the information you need by visiting our campus, speaking with staff, and evaluating your own goals and feelings about studying abroad. To help you discern whether The Program will be a good fit for you, ask yourself:

Why was I admitted to the Program?

Your acceptance into the program speaks highly of the kind of person you are—one who can make great contributions to this program and Northeastern University. After all, you have many of the qualities that are valued in students, including a sense of academic independence, a willingness to explore new ideas and places, a mature and open mindset, and an adventurous spirit. The Program offers well-qualified applicants—to whom we were not able to offer admission in the fall—the opportunity to join our community and begin their time at Northeastern with experiential education.

Curious about costs and payment information?

Cost: The cost for all Program locations for fall 2021 was $37,135 (USD).

Cost information for fall 2022 locations will be provided when locations are announced in February. This program fee generally includes:

Financial aid

While enrolled in The Program, students who file for financial aid are considered for need-based Northeastern funding only. Grants, loans, and work awards from federal and state sources cannot be applied to the fall semester as The Program is a pre-matriculated pathway to Northeastern. Students who qualify can use these financial options beginning in the spring semester.

The Office of Student Financial Services offers expert advice, friendly service, and personalized support. Northeastern offers more than $339 million in institutional aid, participates in all federal aid programs, and offers information on alternative financing and the Northeastern Payment Plan.

Please visit the Student Financial Services website for additional information regarding financial aid, deadlines, and more.

Ready to enroll?

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us. Here are the following steps to make a deposit:

Still have questions?

We’re happy to connect with you. Please reach out to us directly at [email protected] or +1.617.373.6447.

If you’re looking for employment opportunities for fall 2022, staff positions will be posted in early 2022. If you have questions about this, please contact [email protected].

If you are an alumnus looking for details on requesting a transcript or other information, please contact [email protected].