Our mission

Our mission is to provide international and multilingual students, scholars, faculty, and staff with high-quality language, academic, and cultural support and to support our faculty and staff with professional development in global understanding and intercultural skills.

Our core values provide the foundation of our work, shape our culture, and reflect our commitment to you.

  • Integrity: We promise to provide honest and fair services
  • Quality: We create and deliver excellent support and services for positive impact
  • Respect: We treat everyone with dignity and care

GSS has been recognized by The Center for Global Education at UCLA and NAFSA.


Where to find GSS and the International Tutoring Center (ITC)

GSS and ITC programs and team members are based at Northeastern’s Boston campus. All our services can be found and accessed online.

In Boston: Students located or visiting Boston can access in-person tutorials in the Stearns Center, 2nd floor or online seven days per week!

Online: Students currently enrolled across the Northeastern Global University System can access online tutorials seven days per week! All GSS courses and workshops are offered online.

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Meet the GSS Team

Whitney Wotkyns

She is the director of GSS and ITC and has worked and lived in Great Britain and studied in Japan. She is pursuing her EdD in higher education and holds a MA in intercultural relations and a BA in sociology. She enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures.

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Ethan Whittet

He is the English language specialist and holds a PhD in English. He conducts research, manages the day-to-day operations of the ITC, tutors students, and promotes the services of GSS.

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Honghui Hu

He is currently pursuing his master's degree in Analytics in Boston. He got his bachelor degree in Management in 2019 and has worked in an IT company focusing on hospital information systems, as a database administrator. His daily work was communicating with different departments in the hospital when they have various data demands and projects. He defines himself as a responsible and positive guy. In his spare time, he likes to hike, watch movies, play tennis and computer games. Also, he is a big fan of crime movie/TV series, and "The GodFather" is his favorite one.

Chin-Hua Anna Pan

She comes from Taiwan, is currently a graduate digital media student, and so glad to be a part of Global Student Success. Her interests are dancing, playing volleyball, Pilates, and jogging, which usually rescues her when she is buried with assignments. She also likes some one-day trips around Boston as it’s a beautiful city and hopes every international student can enjoy it and their Husky life at Northeastern University!