Global Quest

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The Global Quest program will not be offered for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Please check out our other global experience programs for other opportunities to study outside of your home campus.

Your first opportunity to study abroad as a Northeastern University student.

A full-year global experience to jumpstart your college career.

Spend the fall semester on Northeastern’s Boston campus and dorm in a Living Learning Community, building connections with your cohort and preparing for your spring abroad. In the spring semester, you will study at one of Northeastern’s signature Global Quest study abroad locations with members of your cohort


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Each Global Quest experience includes the following:

  • Program excursions and activities (travel permitting) in fall and spring.
  • A pre-approved curriculum matched to your major.
  • Dedicated on-site student support.
  • Arranged housing.
  • A $3,000-$5,000 scholarship
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The Global Quest Experience

Global Quest is a full-year experience starting with community building on the Boston campus and culminating with a spring study abroad experience.

Preparation and Cohort Building at the Boston Campus

  • Study at Northeastern’s Boston campus.
  • Live with your Global Quest cohort in a Living Learning Community (LLC).
  • Receive pre-departure preparation and attend orientation events.
  • Build your cohort community: participate in community-building event, take classes together, and travel together

Study Abroad in Greece or another location

  • Study abroad at the American College of Thessaloniki in Greece or at another location (TBD)
  • Continue to live with and build community with your Global Quest cohort
  • Have the benefit of on-site support staff.
  • Take classes taught by local faculty members that count directly towards your major.
  • Engage in global intercultural learning, programming, and exploration.