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Our students are global citizens creating and curating knowledge and shaping solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

What is the Experiential Liberal Arts? A continuous cycle of learning, acting, and reflecting both inside and outside the classroom. Our approach begins with familiar liberal arts skills, which are deepened and extended through integration with the three ideas here.

Experiential Academics

#1 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: Whether it's a co-op at the Library of Congress or study abroad at the London School of Economics or research in our Violence and Justice Research Lab, experiential learning is at the heart of CSSH.

#2 NEW PROFICIENCIES: Our classes, combined majors, and minors enable you to integrate new research methods such as data visualization, geocoding, and text mining into your studies.

#3 LOCAL & GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT: CSSH students have studied abroad in 83 different countries in the past 3 years. Dialogues of Civilization, which was developed in CSSH, has now expanded to all Northeastern colleges.

You’ll do more than study abroad—you’ll live, research, work, and immerse yourself in new experiences. Our students studied in over 30 countries last year. Here are just a few of them:

We teach the next generation of leaders how to take action in the face of ambiguity.