“With so many students going abroad and pursuing co-ops outside of Boston, don’t we miss out on a strong sense of school spirit, close friendships and continuity in student groups and other on campus communities?”
Many Northeastern Students, including Allegra Mangione, feel differently:
“Friendships will pick right back up where they left off, and oftentimes students come back with rich experiences that they are excited to tell about and learn from each other.”
Allegra Mangione, an alumni of Northeastern’s Human Services program, details her unique co-op experience in a feature article through the Northeastern University Explore Program.
Allegra completed 3 international Co-Ops across four continents, from developing nonprofits in Ecuador to working with women’s organizations in Nepal.
“I would be a completely different person if I had not spent the past three years tumbling in and out of my comfort zone. I have discovered new passions (scuba diving and mountain climbing, to name a couple), made deep connections with people on three different continents, and gained skills that I wouldn’t have picked up any other way.”