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Need to Know

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Important Dates

Keep an eye on these upcoming key dates, including deposit deadlines required to secure your seat in the Program.

05/01/2020: First Enrollment Deposit Due:
06/15/2020: Second Enrollment Deposit Due:
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Learn more about all of the Program locations here!

Choose Location

Not sure what the best fit might be? Check out some of our resources below.

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Getting Started

Your invitation to learn in a global setting.

Is Right For Me? »

Find out if the Program and studying abroad is the right fit for you.

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The Story of »

Learn how the Program has evolved since its creation and the benefits it provides students.

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Location Eligibility »

Learn more about which program is compatible with your major of interest.

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We’re hard at work getting the website ready with locations for fall 2021—stay tuned for the announcement in early February.

What is The Program?

Northeastern University’s signature first-year global experience, the Program embodies Northeastern’s experiential approach to education. Launched in 2007, the Program is rooted in our core belief that Northeastern students should be 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 of the classroom. Coupled with a robust support system, this experience will support students’ growth as global citizens and fine-tune the skills they need to navigate their future.

Students admitted to the Program embark on a unique first year internationally or in Boston. You will choose a location based on your major, age eligibility, and program capacity. If an international location is not able to operate given the global travel situation, you will have the opportunity to participate in an alternative program experience during the fall.

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

How can I learn more about the Program?

We are 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 internationally and in Boston is a rewarding and enriching life experience. Imagine starting your undergraduate career in an exciting, global setting. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime.

Before making your college decision, remember to take time to gather the information you need by speaking with staff, and evaluating your own goals and expectations for your first year of college. To help you discern whether the Program will be a good fit for you, ask yourself:

Curious about costs and payment information?

Cost: The cost for all Program locations for fall 2019 was $35,995 (USD).

Details for fall 2021 sites will be provided when sites are announced in early February. This program fee generally includes:

Tuition, housing, dedicated 24/7 support staff, group flight fare and coordination, pre-departure orientation, on-site orientation, group excursions, activities, and other site-specific activities.

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. Students who qualify can use these financial options beginning in the spring semester.

The Office of Student Financial Services prides itself on offering expert advice, friendly service, and personalized support. Northeastern offers more than $305 million in grant and scholarship assistance, participates in all federal aid programs, and offers information on alternative financing and the Northeastern Payment Plan.

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

Ready to Enroll?

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us this fall. To enroll:

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 are looking for employment opportunities for fall 2021, staff positions will be posted in early 2021. 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].