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Northeastern University and the Department of Philosophy and Religion offer a variety of programs to provide our students with a global perspective of their studies. For more information go to Northeastern University Global Experience.

Dialogue of Civilizations programs are faculty-led programs offered during either Summer 1 or Summer 2, that focus on critical issues facing students and their peers at both the local and global levels. Students typically spend around 30 days in learning about specific topic of course subject in a chosen location. This type of experience is best suited for students who are looking for an intensive short-term international experience.

Study Abroad programs are offered during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester at one of Northeastern’s partner institutions. Students can take classes at a foreign university, typically taught by local faculty members. Study abroad programs have a direct immersion aspect which can assist in broadening students’ academic experience and deepening their cultural awareness.

International Cooperative Education is a great way for students to develop the knowledge, awareness, perspective, and confidence to feel at home anywhere in the world. And because experiential learning is Northeastern’s particular strength, the connections you will make through international co-op are broader and deeper than what is usually the case with standard foreign study programs.

Northeastern students can pursue a six-month international experiential learning opportunity in over a dozen countries with a broad range of international organizations. Opportunities exist in a broad range of industries including business, health care, engineering, education, computer technology, policing, biomedical, and communications.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a week-long immersive service and learning experience. Through meaningful action, reflection, and education, volunteers engage in direct service and explore a critical social issue in their host community or region. Trips will  focus on issues including affordable housing, environmental conservation, youth education, animal care, sustainable food, and more. Volunteers have a chance to learn about the context of the issue their team will address, explore the culture and history of the area, and participate in pre-departure education and training programs while building leadership skills and developing strong relationships with their team.