Reminder: Fall 2024 and Academic year 2024-2025 Study Abroad Application Deadline: March 1st at 11:59 PM EST!

Traditional Study Abroad

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Participate in a semester-long global experience with one of our partners to earn Northeastern credit abroad!

Traditional Study Abroad opportunities are offered during the following semesters:

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer 1
  • Summer 2
  • Summer Full
  • Academic Year (Fall & Spring)

Getting Started

  1. Review our Academic Resource Guide: Check out our Study Abroad Academic Resource Guide for more information about choosing a program based on your academic needs, course equivalencies, and tips for embracing global and intercultural learning while abroad. We encourage you to review it before meeting with your academic advisor or choosing a program.
  2. Meet with your Academic Advisor: Check in with your Academic Advisor to see what semester(s) would work best with your academic plan and what courses you should take to fulfill your degree audit while abroad. Use Navigate today to schedule an appointment with them to discuss your interest.
  3. Meet with a Global Ambassador: Global Ambassadors are Northeastern students who have already participated in a global experience. They will be hosting virtual sessions throughout the year and can be accessed through our Contact Us page.
  4. Identify a program of interest: Use the Course Equivalency Database to look at programs that may offer the courses that you are looking for. You can also use this database to search for courses based on major or program region location to help narrow down your options.
  5. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor: Review your programs of interest with the relevant Study Abroad Advisor. You can review their availability and schedule an appointment using Navigate.
  6. Apply!

*Please note: Students are only able to apply to one study abroad program per term.

Eligibility and Policies

Academic, Financial, and Disciplinary Standing

All study abroad programs and partner institutions have their own criteria for admissions. However, Northeastern University students are held to an institutional standard before being allowed to study abroad for credit, whether during the semester, year, or summer. 

  • Students must have completed a minimum of two semesters* at Northeastern University’s Boston or Oakland campuses.
  • Students must be actively enrolled in classes or co-op during the term preceding their participation in a traditional summer, semester, or Dialogue of Civilizations program. Students who have taken a leave of absence from Northeastern University are not permitted to participate in a study abroad program in the term immediately following their leave of absence.
  • Students must apply by the stated application deadline.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at Northeastern and meet all the academic eligibility requirements of their intended program
  • Students must meet the minimum stated requirements of their intended program.
  • Students may not study abroad if they were on a sanction of Deferred Suspension or higher in the term immediately preceding the term abroad.
  • Students may not study abroad while on active Disciplinary Probation.
  • Students may not have any remaining balance from previous semester(s) on their Northeastern University account prior to departure. For example, students may not have a financial hold on their account.
  • Northeastern University cannot make tuition payments to the study abroad program for students with unpaid charges on their account. Therefore, a student’s acceptance into the program may be jeopardized or revoked. 

Northeastern University reserves the right to revoke study abroad approval for any student at any time prior to departure. This can be done based on the above stated requirements regardless of acceptance by the program or fees paid.  

*N.U.in, Global Scholars, Boston Scholars, and London Scholars students are eligible for a traditional summer or semester study abroad after one matriculated semester. They are eligible for participation in a Dialogue of Civilization program the first summer after successful completion of their program. 

*Traditional transfer students are eligible to participate in a traditional summer, semester, or Dialogue of Civilizations program after completing two matriculated semesters at Northeastern University. 

Required Documentation

Studying abroad requires a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the program end date.

Students will also need to obtain a visa, or other travel documents, for certain locations. If required, additional information regarding visas will be provided to accepted students by their Study Abroad Advisor and the host institution. Visa requirements depend on country of citizenship, program duration, and location of the host institution and therefore vary by individual student.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all their documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of their program.

Last Semester Policy

Students are not permitted to graduate off of a traditional study abroad program and should plan to spend their final term on their home campus.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

A student must meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined on the program brochure page. Should a student not meet these requirements, they must contact the Study Abroad Advisor immediately to discuss options.

Enrolling in a global experience means committing to a significant investment of money, in addition to an exciting educational experience. Know what happens if you can no longer participate for any reason.

Policies regarding withdrawing from a global experience program supersede Northeastern University’s policies for withdrawal from on-campus courses. If you decide to withdraw from a global experience program, you may incur significant fees for your withdrawal after your acceptance into the program.

Students withdrawing from a global experience program must submit a Withdrawal Request Form to their Study Abroad Advisor. To fill out this form electronically, please download to your desktop, complete information, and print. Please note that your withdrawal takes effect on the first business day after GEO receives your signed withdrawal form.

All Medical and Emergency Leaves of Absence are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you are approved for one of the following leaves of absence, there may still be costs associated with your withdrawal for which you will be responsible. Please connect with your Study Abroad Advisor for further information on associated costs.

Medical Withdrawals

If your withdrawal is related to a medical or physical issue, illness or injury that prevents you from participating in your Dialogue of Civilizations program but you are not considering or may not need to take a leave of absence from Northeastern University.

For more information about the Medical Withdrawal process, please refer to the University Health and Counseling Services website. For more information about general policies regarding Leaves of Absence and University Withdrawal at Northeastern University, please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Medical Leaves of Absence

If your withdrawal is related to a medical or physical issue, illness or injury that prevents you from participating in your Dialogue of Civilizations program and you are considering taking a leave of absence from Northeastern University, please review the links below.

For more information about the Medical Leave of Absence process, please refer to the University Health and Counseling Services website.

For more information about general policies regarding Leaves of Absence and University Withdrawal at Northeastern University, please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

If the U.S. State Department issues a Travel Warning, or if the CDC issues a Travel Health Warning in a country in which NU offers a program, NU may suspend or cancel the program in that country at the recommendation of the Global Safety and Security Advisory Committee (GSSAC) and by order of the Provost.

If a Travel Warning, including a Travel Health Warning, is issued prior to the start of the program, students who do not participate in a substitute program will be entitled to a full refund of any amounts paid to the University by the student for such program. In the event such a warning is issued:

You are required to return immediately to the U.S.
You will be evacuated by the organization contracted by NU for 24/7 emergency assistance.
All transportation and housing costs not covered by the emergency assistance organization will be covered by GEO.

GEO will make every effort to assist you in finding an alternative program for the semester. (If it is not possible to find an alternative program, you are entitled to a refund or credit on a pro-rata basis.)

Withdrawal fees are charged for study abroad programs because these types of programs require a significant amount of advanced planning and expense on the part of the University and host institution.

If a student is accepted to a study abroad program and then becomes unable to participate in it for any reason, a significant portion of the program expenses are non-recoverable by Northeastern and the host institution.

Therefore, for study abroad programs, students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs if they withdraw after committing to a program.

If evaluated and approved, global experience courses will transfer back to Northeastern with a letter grade and will be factored into your GPA.

If you would like to take a course pass/fail, you must adhere to the program partner’s course policies and make any pass/fail requests through the host institution. Any course taken for a pass/fail grade abroad and represented as such on an official partner institution transcript will transfer into Northeastern as a pass (S) or fail (U) grade. If you take a course pass/fail, it will not fulfill major, minor, concentration, or NUPath requirements.

Your Northeastern college may have additional restrictions on the number of Pass/Fail courses you can take during the semester. If permitted at your host institution, you must also adhere to the Pass/Fail course policies set by your home college at Northeastern.

If you would like to withdraw from a course while abroad, you must adhere to the program partner’s course policies and make any withdrawal requests through the host institution.

Each grade received from the host institution will be converted into a Northeastern letter grade.

NU does not permit you to take an incomplete while abroad. All coursework must be completed before your departure unless specifically required by the program or professor abroad.

Individual colleges may enforce specific policies regarding what courses you can take abroad. These policies are subject to change. All questions about major/minor course policies should also be directed to your Academic Advisor.

Business Majors
  • Business Core: Only one Business Core course may be taken abroad.
  • Only 25% of a concentration (1 course) may be taken abroad. You must also have taken the appropriate NU pre-requisite(s) in addition to any prerequisite(s) required by the host institution.
  • Concentration courses must be 2000 level or higher.
  • Concentration courses must carry at least 2.0 Northeastern credit hours.
  • ORGB3201 and STRT4501 may not be taken abroad.
International Business Major
  • INTB 1203, INTB 1205, INTB 2205, INTB 2206, INTB 3205 and INTB 4202 may not be taken abroad
Business Minors
  • Business minors may take 1 course toward the minor abroad. You must also have taken the appropriate NU pre-requisite(s) in addition to any pre-requisite(s) required by the host institution.
    • Does not apply to the interdisciplinary minors: Emerging Markets, Global Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Business Practices. These interdisciplinary minors may take 1 additional course abroad (from elective list) with approval from DMSB advisor. 
Non-Business Majors
  • Non-business majors may take business classes abroad with pre-approval from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and should check with their Academic Advisor to ensure they have open electives in their curriculum. Pre-approval will only be granted if you meet the appropriate NU pre-requisite(s) as well as any pre-requisite(s) required by the host institution.
Economics Majors and Economics Combined Majors
  • ECON2560 Applied Econometrics has a limited number of course equivalencies abroad.
  • ECON4692 Senior Seminar cannot be taken abroad.

Students may not take Engineering courses that fall below 2.67 Northeastern credits. Students and Academic Advisors should keep this in mind when reviewing credit values abroad. This is enforced by the College of Engineering and is not negotiable.

Courses that cannot be taken abroad are:

  • PSYC 2320
  • a Psychology lab
  • a Psychology seminar

These courses could count as electives, but this will not fulfill the requirement of completing a lab or a seminar here at Northeastern.

Before You Apply

Please make sure to confirm the following before opening an application:

  • Discuss your plans: You have discussed your plans to study abroad with your support network (your academic advisor, co-op coordinator, SFS, family, etc).
  • Eligibility Requirements: You have reviewed the brochure page for your program of interest and confirmed that you meet the eligibility requirements listed in the “Overview” tab.
  • Courses: You have found Northeastern course equivalencies, including back-up courses, listed under your program of interest in the Course Equivalency Database that work toward your degree audit.
  • Program Dates: You have reviewed the dates of the program, and confirmed they work for your academic, co-op, and personal schedule.
  • Finances: You understand the financial implications for studying abroad, including GEO’s Traditional Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy and the program-specific withdrawal policy found in the “Costs/Scholarships” tab of the brochure page for your program of interest.

Once you have confirmed the above, you can begin the application process below.

Application Timeline

Fall/Spring

  • Fall applications open in early January and are due on March 1, 11:59pm EST
  • Spring applications open in early July and are due on September 20, 11:59pm EST

Summer 1/Summer 2/Summer Full

  • Applications open in early January and are due on February 1, 11:59pm EST

*Application due dates may be earlier or later depending on the program, so be sure to review the program brochure page to get the most accurate dates. 

How To Apply

Applying to study abroad is a multi-step process. Students need to complete both the GEO application and the host application requirements in order to study abroad.

1. Complete the GEO application by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button on the brochure page of your program of interest.

  • The GEO application requires your official Northeastern transcript, a copy of your passport information page, and for you to review Northeastern policies.
  • The GEO application includes the Scholarship Application for all GEO funding opportunities. In order to be considered for GEO funding, you must complete the Scholarship Application before submitting the GEO application.

2. Once submitted, your Study Abroad Advisor will review your application, confirm your eligibility, and approve your application.

3. After you have been GEO-Approved, your Study Abroad Advisor will share specific instructions on how to complete the host institution application and provide additional details regarding the program.

  • Students must complete the host institution application and/or be nominated directly by their Study Abroad Advisor in order to study abroad.
  • Students are only permitted to complete the host application for programs they have been GEO approved for and the Study Abroad Advisor has provided next steps.
  • Host application deadlines vary by program. You can confirm the timeline for your program of interest in the “Overview” tab of its brochure page.

4. The Host Institution will review your application and issue an acceptance decision.

  • All acceptance decisions are made by the host institution directly.
  • It is very rare for a student to not be accepted by the host institution, provided they meet the eligibility requirements and complete all required materials by the deadline.

5. Once you have been officially accepted by the host institution, you will need to complete some additional requirements for the program. GEO and the host institution will provide further information regarding next steps at that time.

Courses & Transcripts

You will need to be mindful of a credit conversion between your program partner and Northeastern (for example, 6 credits at the University of XX is equal to 3.3 credits at Northeastern).

For every course equivalency, the NU course credit amount will be determined by the credit conversion ratio for each specific international institution. You should maintain a full time status at the host institution to ensure that you receive full time credit at Northeastern. Courses that are deemed “no transfer” will not factor into this full time credit load. You should refer to the specific program and term for information on required credit loads and conversions.

If you take an overload of credits your billing will be updated accordingly. All courses that appear on your study abroad transcript must be transferred back to Northeastern.

Example 1: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.534 (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: Northeastern)
  • You need to take 30 ECTS credits per semester at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid to be full time
  • Courses are typically 3 or 6 ECTS credits at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • A 3 ECTS credit course will come in as 1.6 NU credits, and a 6 ECTS credit course will come in as 3.2 NU credits
  • If takes 30 ECTS credits abroad, they will receive 16 NU credits

Example 2: University of Edinburgh

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.2667 (University of Edinburgh: Northeastern)
  • You need to take 60 credits per semester at University of Edinburgh to be full time
  • Courses are typically 10 or 20 credits at University of Edinburgh
  • A 10 credit University of Edinburgh course will come is as 2.667 NU credits, and a 20 credit University of Edinburgh course will come in as 5.334 NU credits
  • If a student takes 60 University of Edinburgh credits abroad, they will receive 16 NU credits

Research courses that you are interested in taking abroad, including multiple back-up courses, and confirm that they have been evaluated for Northeastern equivalents.

  • Courses listed are not guaranteed to be offered during your desired term abroad. Please confer with the course catalogue from your host institution to see which courses are being offered during a specific semester.
  • If a course is listed as “No Transfer,” this means that the course has already been reviewed by a Northeastern faculty evaluator and they have determined that the course will not transfer back to Northeastern for credit.
  • If a course is not listed in the database, this means that it has not been evaluated yet and must be submitted to GEO for evaluation.

See the Course Restrictions Policy under the Eligibility and Policies section above.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your global experience courses are properly evaluated by Northeastern faculty and that you obtain the approval of your Academic Advisor. Failure to do so could mean that you do not receive credit for the courses you take.

To submit a course for evaluation you will need the following information, which can be found on the host institution website:

  • A complete syllabus (PDF) including a complete reading list
  • The number of credits (host institution credits, this is often listed on the syllabus)
  • The department the course is taught in
  • (Preferred) the number of contact hours

Once you have submitted a course, you will be alerted by email when the courses have been evaluated or if further information is needed. Typically, course evaluations take between six and eight weeks.

  • Although GEO facilitates course evaluations, Northeastern faculty are in charge of course evaluations. GEO will keep you updated on the status of course evaluations, but please do not reach out to faculty directly.
  • GEO cannot have a course re-evaluated in the database unless the course evaluation is older than 5 years or there is a new course syllabus.
  • Specific NU equivalents cannot be requested.

If you feel strongly that an evaluated course abroad could fulfill a different major or minor degree requirement than what it is currently evaluated to fulfill, please speak with your Academic Advisor about the process for requesting a one-time exception or substitution in your specific department and/or College. Exceptions are at the sole discretion of the department/College, and are exceedingly rare in all cases. They are never granted for NU Path equivalencies, which are determined at the University level and must be met with a course that carries that specific attribute.

For questions or concerns regarding courses, credits, or grades, please reach out to your Global Experience Advisor or email us at [email protected]. If you are inquiring about the status of a course evaluation, please be sure to include the host university, course title, and course code in your email.

Before registering for courses, your Academic Advisor must approve your preliminary course selections. You need to be both registered at Northeastern and at their host institution for a successful program abroad.

Study Abroad Course Selection

Students should carefully follow the course selection and approval instructions found in the GEO Application Portal. All students planning to study abroad must have the approval of their academic advisor prior to departure. Please contact your Study Abroad Advisor or [email protected] for any questions related to the study abroad course selection process.

Northeastern Registration

If you have been accepted to a study abroad program you will be issued an “ABRD” placeholder on your Northeastern Registration during your time abroad. This is a non-credit bearing Pass/Fail course.

If you have a hold on your account, it must be cleared prior to your ABRD registration and your departure. Failure to remove these holds prior to departure will result in withdrawal from your study abroad program at your own expense.

Your balance due can be located on your billing statement or in the account section of the Student Hub. Under “Resources” proceed to ‘Financial Services’ and then select the “Student Account, Payment, and E-bill Information.” To view your billing statement, select “View My Billing Statements.” You can also view your amount due on the landing page under “Your Balance.”

Once GEO receives your host institution transcript, the ABRD placeholder will be replaced with the converted courses, credits, and grades.

Host Institution Registration

You must register for courses at the host institution. Please note that this is a separate process from Study Abroad Course Selections and Northeastern’s ABRD course registration. Instructions for doing so will vary for each study abroad program, so it is important to connect with your Global Experience Advisor or with the host institution directly, depending on the program.

If you are intending on taking a course pass/ fail, please review the pass/fail policy, in the policy section. If you want to change courses upon arrival and registration at your host institution, you must get prior approval from your Academic Advisor and Global Experience Advisor. Any new course must be evaluated for credit.

Once you complete your term abroad, a copy of the host institution transcript will be sent directly to the Global Experience Office (GEO) to be processed and posted to your Northeastern records. Transcripts from host institutions are typically received by GEO 1-3 months after the completion of the term and are sent at the discretion of the host institution. Once the host institution transcript is received by GEO, processing and posting on your records will take between 2-4 weeks to be completed. Transcripts are kept on file permanently with GEO. Once processed you will be able to view your grades via the Student Hub.

To avoid any delays in receiving study abroad credit, verify the following:

  • Every course that appears on your transcript from a host institution must be evaluated in the Course Equivalency Database prior to studying abroad.
  • All required fees have been paid to the host institution.

GEO cannot accept the following information regarding transcripts:

  • Supplemental documentation listing courses not printed on the official transcript
  • Supplemental documentation for grade changes not printed on the official transcript
  • Transcripts directly from students, unless sent through a secure digital platform such as eQuals or Parchment.

If evaluated and approved, global experience courses will transfer back to Northeastern with a letter grade and will be factored into your GPA.

If you would like to take a course pass/fail, you must adhere to the program partner’s course policies and make any pass/fail requests through the host institution. Any course taken for a pass/fail grade abroad and represented as such on an official partner institution transcript will transfer into Northeastern as a pass (S) or fail (U) grade. If you take a course pass/fail, it will not fulfill major, minor, concentration, or NUPath requirements.

Your Northeastern college may have additional restrictions on the number of Pass/Fail courses you can take during the semester. If permitted at your host institution, you must also adhere to the Pass/Fail course policies set by your home college at Northeastern.

If you would like to withdraw from a course while abroad, you must adhere to the program partner’s course policies and make any withdrawal requests through the host institution.

Each grade received from the host institution will be converted into a Northeastern letter grade.

NU does not permit you to take an incomplete while abroad. All coursework must be completed before your departure unless specifically required by the program or professor abroad.

Finance

Northeastern uses a Home School Tuition policy model for study abroad, which means students pay Northeastern tuition for Northeastern credit. This model also allows student to utilize any financial aid they receive for an on-campus, Northeastern semester during their study abroad program.

Students are responsible for paying all other expenses out of pocket, including housing, flights, visas (if necessary), and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution.

Study abroad costs vary by program and can be found under the Costs/Scholarships tab of each brochure page

Academic Costs

  • Fall and Spring semesters: Students billed Northeastern tuition for 12-16 credits
  • Summer terms: Students billed Northeastern tuition for 4 credits per course taken abroad

On certain programs, students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range, incurring an overload fee. Tuition cost and overload fees can be confirmed on the Student Financial Service website.

What does the student cover?

  • Application Fees
  • Housing and Housing-related deposits
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Visas
  • Entry/exit fees
  • Residency fees
  • Health insurance
  • Activity/Student Union fees
  • Airport transfer/airport reception fee (unless included as a part of orientation)
  • Non-credit bearing courses (i.e., intensive language months prior to semester start)
  • Optional tours, excursions and/or volunteer activities
  • Course supplies/books
  • Utilities/internet
  • Cell phone

What does Northeastern cover?

  • Program/Confirmation deposits
  • Tuition up to 16 credits
  • Mandatory Orientation Fees
  • Excursions/field trips if directly related to a course
  • Supplemental course & lab fees if courses are being transferred back to NEU
  • Credited internships as long as total credits do not exceed 16

Financial Aid

Watch this video from SFS and GEO for answers to some general questions you may have regarding your aid. Note that this video is currently only viewable through Northeastern accounts.

You are eligible to maintain your financial aid while you study abroad as long as you retain your full-time student status. If studying abroad changes your number of classes and/or co-op semesters in an academic year, then your financial aid may be reduced or withheld.

You must consult with your financial aid advisor before departing Boston. Please keep the following in mind:

  • 12-16 credits is equal to one NU semester.
  • You will not be eligible for work-study while abroad.
  • Double check the deadline for submitting your financial aid applications for the following academic year. It might occur while you are abroad.
  • If your parent/guardian is an employee at Northeastern, the Northeastern tuition waiver policy provides a partial tuition waiver for a semester abroad. Your parent/guardian should consult with Human Resources for the exact tuition waiver amount.

Students can apply to any funding opportunity that they are eligible for. For more information, please visit our Scholarships & Funding page.

If students have further questions regarding their aid or billing, we encourage them to connect with Student Financial Services directly.

Health & Safety

Health

Here are some of the broad health considerations to think about before traveling. Visit the Northeastern Travel Website Health and Safety web page for more comprehensive requirements and information about traveling abroad as a Northeastern student.

You are required to have your own health insurance when participating in an international program. Please contact your health insurance provider before you travel to understand how your insurance plan responds overseas.

Review your vaccination history with a travel clinic prior to departure. There may be vaccinations recommended by the CDC and the U.S. Department of State, or required by your host country for entrance. For more information, you can also contact your local county health department.

There are multiple travel clinics located in the Boston area. Appointments should be scheduled for at least one month before traveling abroad, and you should first contact your insurance company to find out if these services will be covered. If you are not in the Boston area, check with your local hospital or doctor’s office to find the nearest travel clinic.

Travelers with pre-existing conditions (including food or medication allergies) should:

  • Create a wellness plan with their personal doctor(s)
  • Identify the appropriate healthcare resources in your destination.
  • Carry a doctor’s letter describing the condition and any instructions for emergency care.
  • Check your personal health insurance’s coverage abroad

We suggest that you discuss your condition and appropriate emergency procedures with GEO, the on-site program director or advisor, the host institution, trusted roommates, and/or travel companions.

Northeastern members traveling abroad should bring enough medication, prescriptions, and emergency medical supplies with you for the duration of your program.  The rules and regulations vary by country regarding the type of medication and amount you can bring. To avoid complications while carrying medicines, you should:

  • Carry prescriptions in their original labeled container;
  • Have a doctor’s note for all medications;
  • Store all medications in carry-on luggage.

Safety

Know the rules of conduct — cultural, civil, and criminal — before you go.  For a comprehensive list of emergency contact information, visit the Northeastern Travel Website Emergency Assistance web page.

The NUPD Global Safety Office (GSO) provides guidance, logistics assistance, and information to enhance traveler safety and security awareness. The GSO also monitors global events, assesses the potential impact to Northeastern travelers, and responds to international emergencies.

Travelers can obtain assistance by calling:

  • Global Safety &  Support Network (GSSN):  +1.857.214.5332
  • NUPD 24/7 dispatch center: +1.617.373.3333 (emergency) or 2121 (non-emergency)

Northeastern also suggests members that you consult with GSO about health, safety, and security concerns prior to departure.  The GSO can review itineraries, create custom maps, identify key services in your destination, and develop emergency and communication plans.

If you find yourself in legal difficulty, contact Travel Support Network immediately. They cannot serve as your legal counsel, but they can provide you resources to move forward.

If you have an emergency situation while traveling abroad, please follow the below protocol:

  1. Contact the appropriate local emergency response services.
  2. Contact your onsite health and safety coordinator or program director. Always contact your in-country contact first, as they are the ones who will be able to provide immediate assistance. If on co-op, contact your employer/supervisor.
  3. Contact the Global Safety and Support Network (GSSN) to alert them to the situation and to access services that they have available. WorldAware will notify the Northeastern University Police Department and GEO of the issue.

U.S. Embassies and Consulates are your advocates while you are abroad and provide assistance in emergencies. GEO advises you to register at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate at your destination. This will make it easier if someone at home needs to locate you urgently or if you need to be evacuated in the unlikely event of an emergency. This is especially true if you are traveling independently, outside of a school-sponsored trip.

If your passport is lost or stolen, you will need to report this to the nearest embassy. If you are already registered with them, it will make the process a little bit smoother.

Should you become ill or injured, the Embassy or Consulate can usually supply you with a list of local physicians and medical facilities.

If you get arrested, ask that your home country’s consular officials be notified.

Advisor Portfolios

The Study Abroad and Exchange Team has recently changed their advising structure. To learn more about semester, full-year, and summer (non-DOC) study abroad programs, students will now meet with a dedicated Study Abroad Advisor based on their home college.

Please see our updated Advising Portfolios below.

Bouvé College of Health Sciences (Bouvé) Catherine Kareores
College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) Catherine Kareores
College of Engineering (COE) Rose O'Malley
College of Science (COS) Jeff Sullivan
College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) Kerry Vitagliano & Gabby DeAngelis
D'Amore-McKim School of Business Amanda Lens & Bridget Lewis
Khoury College of Computer Sciences Martha Levin
Students based on the Oakland Campus Martha Levin
Students not yet assigned a home college Greg Jabaut

You can review availability and schedule an appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor using Navigate. Before scheduling an appointment, please complete the steps listed under Getting Started.

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