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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Summer 2021 Timeline

November 1, 2021: Student applications open!​
November 16 & 17, 2021: DOC Fair #1
December 1, 2021: Priority Deadline​
January 19, 2021: DOC Fair #2
January 20, 2022: Final Deadline


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Upcoming Events

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Info Session Lorenzo de’ Medici Info Session
September 28, 2021
3:30pm 4:30pm
Info Session College of Engineering: Dialogue of Civilizations Info Session
September 29, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
Fairs GEO Affordability Night
September 30, 2021
5:00pm 7:00pm

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?

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