International Affairs Program
The International Affairs Program boasts a diverse group of research-active faculty from a variety of regional and academic backgrounds.Director’s Welcome
International Affairs Dialogues: Faculty-led programs, offered during the summer, that focus on critical issues at both the local and global levels.
Balkan Puzzles: Democracy vs. Authoritarianism & International Meddling
Our Students Pathways:
- Within the International Affairs major, Ileana was most interested in conflict and negotiation, human rights, and sustainable development.
- After her freshman year, Ileana spent the summer in Italy on her first Dialogue: Family Business Studies in Verona and Sicily.
- INTL 3400 International Conflict and Negotiation with Professor Kimberly Jones was Ileana’s favorite course.
- Her second Dialogue, Spain: Art and Architecture, brought her to Barcelona and Madrid.
- For her third dialogue, Ileana traveled to Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia with Professor Denis Sullivan.
- She completed her first internship at United Nations in Geneva at the International Telecommunications Union.
- Ileana engaged in research with Professor Anthony Jones on the Greek Economic Crisis...
- Maggie decided to pursue a combined degree in International Affairs and Political Science after a service learning trip to Tanzania and studying abroad in Hungary.
- Maggie studied human rights and social movements in an experiential study abroad semester split between the American South, Nepal, Jordan, and Chile.
- Maggie’s first Co-op experience was in Amman, Jordan; she investigated livestock and sustainable development.
- Maggie’s second Co-op experience is at the International Law Institute in Washington D.C.
- In her first semester, Maggie helped found a chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, a national think-tank that trains emerging leaders in policy writing at Northeastern.
- Maggie also worked as a leader for the national network as the New England New Chapter Coordinator to work with regional colleges and universities.
- Maggie is currently working as a legislative intern in the U.S. House of Representatives...
International Affairs Program
International Affairs is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare undergraduate students with the academic knowledge, cross-cultural awareness, and skills needed to thrive and lead in world society, while also promoting global citizenship, social responsibility, and human security.
International Affairs at Northeastern University challenges students to engage across intellectual and geographic boundaries, while also asking them to think and act “locally” through academic coursework, experiential opportunities, and language proficiency centered in a particular world region. Thus, through breadth and depth, our students are well-positioned as the next generation of global leaders – within NGOs, governments, international organizations, businesses, and classrooms – finding meaningful ways to solve problems and meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Schools, Departments, and Programs
Africana Studies Program
American Sign Language Program
Asian Studies Program
Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies
Human Services Program
Jewish Studies Program
Philosophy and Religion
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Sociology and Anthropology
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
World Languages Center