Prepare for your master’s degree and career success in the U.S.

Global Pathways helps you to strengthen your academics, transition to American culture and an American classroom, and improve your English skills. Taught by PhD level instructors, the program is designed to offer dedicated support in a welcoming environment. Global Pathways students have access to all Northeastern resources and facilities including vast support services dedicated to international students.

After successful completion of Global Pathways and its progression requirements, you can transfer up to 4 credits toward your master’s degree in the area of your interest.


Why choose Global Pathways at Northeastern?

Top rankings among U.S. universities

Northeastern University is a top-tier research university and is regarded highly among US Universities:

  • #49 Best University (U.S. News and World Report 2021)
  • #1 Co-op (Cooperative Education) (U.S. News and World Report 2021)
  • #5 Career Services (Princeton Review 2021)
  • #1 Most International Students (US Student and Exchange Visitor Program 2020, published March 2021)

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Intensive and Intellectual Learning Experience

Classes are taught by Northeastern faculty on-site. Your teachers are scholars, industry professionals, and mentors who bring valuable, real-world knowledge to learning. Classes are kept small, allowing peer-learning practice to help build confidence in speaking and presentation skills.

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Desirable Destination

You will study at Northeastern’s main campus in historic Boston. Our campus location provides all the benefits of city living, including a multicultural community, museums, concert venues, world-class restaurants and shops, and exciting sporting events. Immerse yourself in the American culture, adapt to the environment, and take advantage of opportunities to practice your English in native settings.

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Dedicated support

From the beginning, you have immediate access to Northeastern’s facilities and resources, including one-on-one support to help you stay on track for success. Outside class, social events give you the chance to meet other international students and enjoy campus life. Housing services are also available to help secure accommodations that are comfortable, safe, and close to the university.

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Grow in Ways You Never Imagined

What’s it like to be a Global Pathways student? You get the best of all worlds. You’ll have the chance to strengthen your academics, improve your English skills, and grow as a person. You’ll forge new friendships with people that have diverse perspectives, try your hand at something new, put your bold ideas into action through experiential learning opportunities, and be part of a vibrant, global community.

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