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 175 Richards Hall 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 Global Student Success and the International Tutoring Center 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 teaches, conducts research, and creates partnerships. She also 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 from Northeastern. He has taught several writing and communication courses for international and domestic students and manages the operations of the International Tutoring Center, conducts research, tutors, and does outreach for the office. He's also a big fan of stand-up comedy, whether live in-person or on TV.

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Yu-Wei Lo

He is the Marketing Coordinator, is from Taiwan, and is pursuing a master's degree in Digital Media, having completed the Global Pathways program. He has three years of experience working for several global media agencies and believes that media plays a crucial role in influencing people’s lives. In his free time, he loves to visit museums and walk in nature.