Fall 2023 applications close on March 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EST!

Global Quest

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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 London or Greece

  • Study abroad at either the New College of Humanities in England or at the American College of Thessaloniki in Greece.
  • 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.

Begin Your Registration Process

You will be assigned a specific spring location depending on your major. Major eligibility will be available soon!

Step 1

Express your interest in Global Quest in your Application Status Check by May 1, 2022.

Step 2

You will receive a follow-up email and form to commit to the fall Living Learning Community. Complete this form by May 11, 2022.

Step 3

Meet with your Academic Advisor during summer orientation to get pre-approved by your college to register to study abroad in spring.

Step 4

Registration opens for the spring study abroad portion of Global Quest on July 5, 2022. You must register for spring study abroad by October 1, 2022. A $500 deposit is due upon registration. If you are eligible for both locations, this is the time when you would officially select your site.