Dialogue of Civilizations

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An immersive global experience with Northeastern faculty

Dialogue of Civilizations programs are faculty-led programs offered during either Summer 1 or Summer 2.

  • Focus on critical issues facing society at both the local and global levels
  • Spend 30 days abroad with a faculty leader from Northeastern
  • Learn about a specific topic or course subject on location
  • Ideal for students looking for an short-term international experience
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Can’t travel over the summer?

We also offer virtual Dialogue of Civilization options! Experience all the benefits of an intensive, deep-dive into a topic of your interest with a Northeastern faculty, from the convenience of wherever you may be.

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Ready to dive in?

Take this quick, interactive DOC info session before beginning your application.

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Summer 2021 Timeline

January 3, 2021: Student applications open!​
January 20, 2021: 5:30-7:30pm: DOC Fair
January 21, 2021: 11:00am-1:00pm: DOC Fair
February 1, 2021: Priority Deadline​
February 15, 2021: Final Deadline

All Summer 2021 DOC programs will have a virtual backup option.

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Upcoming Events

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Semester in Seattle Info Session
August 5, 2021
6:00pm 7:00pm
Info Session Global Experiences In Psychology – Info Session
September 15, 2021
12:00pm 12:45pm

Begin Your Dialogue of Civilizations Application

The application deadline for all open Summer 2021 DOC programs has been extended to April 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and programs will close once full.

Attend an Info Session

Meet faculty, ask questions, and find out where you want to go.
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Select a Program

Browse all open DOC programs for more information, requirements, courses, etc.
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Apply on a Program Card

Check out any DOC program’s individual program card to start your application!

Need help along the way?

Speak to an Advisor