Keeping In Touch With Students

We know that keeping in touch with family and friends back home can be challenging during your time away. Past students have found it helpful to set up a schedule for calling home, as having a set time can make time differences much easier to handle. You and your family might also consider a variety of technologies to keep in touch. For example, the instant messaging service WhatsApp also allows voice and video chat, and the voice-over-IP (VOIP) programs Skype, Zoom and Facetime use an Internet connection to talk for free. 


Social Networks & Facebook

We encourage past, current, and prospective students and families to follow us on our social media accounts for updates and inside glimpses into the lives of students. Follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with all Program news and happenings.

When posting on social media, we ask that you please do not post any private information (address, phone number, scholarship information, email address, test scores, GPA, etc.). We are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the posting of any private information on these pages. We reserve the right to edit or remove any posts that may contain confidential, offensive, or derogatory content, and to block or remove members from the group for posting such content. If you need to discuss a confidential matter with the staff, please contact us directly at [email protected] or +1.617.373.6447.


Email communications from Northeastern University and The Program will be sent primarily to students via their Northeastern email addresses, which are created as soon as students activate their myNortheastern portal. Parents will receive some communications, but students are encouraged to initiate their own inquiries and problem-solve during their time abroad.

Cell Phones

For safety reasons and for ease of communication, students are required to have a working cell phone for use in their host countries for the duration of their time abroad. Phones must be acquired and working (calls, texting and data required) within a week of arriving on-site. Students should research the mobile phone options available to them prior to arriving abroad. Students typically have a chance to learn more about phone plans and purchase a phone during on-site orientation.