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The combination of academic excellence and experiential learning is what distinguishes a liberal arts education at Northeastern from anywhere else. Students in all disciplines explore different career paths, academic interests, and global challenges by adapting to different settings, asking new questions, and applying their problem-solving skills to actual scenarios.

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    Co-op is an opportunity for students to complete full time, six-month research and work experiences in nonprofit, public, and private sector institutions in Greater Boston and across the United States. Students will develop professional, academic, and life skills while completing their co-op experiences at a wide variety of placements, including corporations, non-profit organizations, direct care providers, educational institutions, law firms, research institutes, government agencies and more.  

    Co-Op Resources
    • Newton Public Schools
    • National Center on Time and Learning
    • Big Sister Association of Boston
    • Wayfair
    • Liberty Mutual insurance Group
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    Capstone Projects Students in the Sociology and Anthropology Department complete their degree requirements by participating in a group capstone project.  

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    Dialogues of Civilizations are faculty-led programs, offered during the summer, that focus on critical issues facing students and their peers at both the local and global levels.  

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    Service-Learning enables students to combine academics and service by engaging with community partners on relevant projects and research. In the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, faculty and students intentionally seek out opportunities and needs to engage with Boston partners in order to address complex problems, serve communities and build a just, sustainable, and resilient world.