Dialogue of Civilizations programs will be posted November 1. Dialogue of Civilizations Fairs: November 16 & 17!

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Semester In

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Buses drive past Big Ben at sunset.
China Town sign in London.
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Make the most of your Northeastern education—tap into our global network.

As a Northeastern student, you are part of a powerful global community. To thrive in today’s complex and highly interconnected world, you need contextual agility, intercultural competence, and a global mindset. That’s why we have built—and continue to build—our global network: to open the world to you.

Spend a semester living, studying, and working in a major global city at on one of Northeastern’s network campuses with Semester In.

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Semester In programs offer opportunities to:

  • Take high-quality courses from faculty experts, make degree progress and perhaps add a minor or concentration.
  • Engage in project-based, community-engaged learning with a cohort of your peers from across the university who share your interests.
  • Participate in experiential learning opportunities, including co-curricular activities that tie coursework to the host city and extra-curricular activities that immerse you in local cultures.
  • Interact with community and industry leaders, building your professional and personal networks.
  • Work with some of the best-known companies in the world as well as some up-and-coming start-ups, through co-ops, internships, or the unique work-based learning models we are innovating on our campuses.
  • Access Community Connections, a digital meeting place and resource for Northeastern students on educational programs across the world.
  • Receive robust on-ground support.

Leading Social Change at Mills College

Northeastern is excited to offer a unique new opportunity for Northeastern undergraduate students – the Spring 2022 Leading Social Change program at the Mills College in Oakland, California.

Leading Social Change is designed exclusively for Northeastern students by top-notch faculty at Mills College. In addition to taking fascinating courses, students in the Mills program will:

  • Interact with a range of community and industry leaders
  • Connect personally with a social change leader
  • Be designated and featured by Northeastern as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Mills Leadership Scholars

For this inaugural Spring 2022 cohort only, all students accepted to the program will have their program fee waived and receive free housing and a meal plan on the Mills campus for the semester.

Semester In London

The Semester in London program is based at the New College of the Humanities (NCH) at Northeastern, one of Northeastern’s newest colleges. NCH gives you the best of the British academic system: small classes, personal interaction with professors, and access to vibrant artistic and culture centers.

Tower Bridge in London.

Semester in Maine

The Semester in Maine program invites you to join the tech revolution and take part in a new model for career-focused tech education. The program was built on the core belief that computer and data science is for everyone, regardless of experience and major. This program is for students from all academic backgrounds and majors.


Semester In San Francisco

The Semester in San Francisco program is based at Northeastern’s Bay Area campus. The program encourages a human-centric approach to innovation. Experience professional life in this exciting city while exploring one of these curated tracks:

  • Entrepreneurship Program: Work with start-ups, meet with investors and learn from CEOs
  • Design Immersion Studio Program: Explore industry and design thinking approaches through unique extracurricular activities and coursework
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Semester In Seattle

The Semester in Seattle program is based at Notheastern’s Seattle campus; located in the heart of downtown Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood with views of the famous Space Needle and surrounded by Amazon’s global headquarters.  Choose from two Semester in Seattle tracks:

  • Design & Tech: An inventive program that puts together key courses in design, computer science, and entrepreneurship with collaboration projects across many disciplines.
  • Urban Health in Local Communities and Global Contexts: This program takes the city as an urban laboratory to understand how health care and healthcare policies can address disparities and improve health in both local and global contexts.
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Semester In Vancouver – coming soon!

Upcoming Events

All Events
Info Session College of Engineering: Study Abroad Info Session
October 22, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
Info Session Dialogue of Civilizations: Application Process & Upcoming Deadlines
October 26, 2021
12:00pm 1:00pm
Dialogue of Civilizations Applications Open
November 1, 2021

London has the trick of making its past, its long indelible past, always a part of its present. And for that reason it will always have meaning for the future.

Big Ben and bridge in London.

Anna Quindlen, Imagined London

Begin Your Semester In Journey

Applications for Fall 2021 Semester In San Francisco are due April 1, 2021.

Attend an Info Session

Meet faculty, ask questions, and find out where you want to go.
Upcoming Events

Dive Deeper

Find out more about the Semester In program on the program card.
Semester In San Francisco

Apply on a Program Card

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

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