These workshops are open to the whole Northeastern community and are hosted by students, faculty, and staff. Topics very each term and include English language skills, U.S. American culture, and general tips for academic and social success. A selection of our recorded workshops can also be found here.

Language and Culture Workshops

Summer Schedule

WORKSHOP DATE TIME JOIN LINK
Local Wildlife Guide: Animals of Boston and New England Wednesday, May 19 1pm-1:45pm EST Join Workshop
Coffee and Conversation: Summer Resources and Campus Happenings Thursday, June 3 10am-10:45am EST Join Workshop
Easy and Fun Daytrips from Boston Thursday, June 3 1pm-1:45pm EST Join Workshop
Coffee and Conversation: Stress Less Thursday, June 8 1pm-1:45pm EST Join Workshop
Planning the Perfect Beach Day! Friday, June 11 1pm-1:45pm EST Join Workshop
“My Dinner with Andre” and the Art of Conversation Thursday, June 17 1pm-1:45pm EST Join Workshop
Coffee and Conversation: Writing and Study Tips for Finals Friday, June 25 1pm-1:45pm EST Join Workshop
Everything BBQ! Wednesday, July 7 1pm-1:45pm EST Join Workshop
Wicked Smaht: Understanding Boston English Thursday, July 22 1pm-1:45pm EST Join Workshop
Navigating NU with a Virtual Scavenger Hunt Wednesday, Aug 4 1pm-1:45pm EST Join Workshop

 

About the Workshops

 

Local Wildlife Guide: Animals of Boston and New England

Was that a chipmunk? What’s the difference between a groundhog and a woodchuck? What does “brake for moose” mean? This workshop will introduce you to the local wildlife you’re likely to encounter during your time in New England.

Coffee and Conversation: Summer Resources and Campus Happenings

Please join the CPS Office of Academic Advising Programs & Traditions Committee as we talk about summer resources on campus, warmer weather activities, and what’s coming up next with NEU. We’re so happy to be joined for this conversation by Whitney Wotkyns, the Director of Global Student Success, and look forward to chatting with you all!

Easy and Fun Daytrips from Boston

This exciting workshop will help you to plan daytrips around the greater Boston area. Learn about Salem, Portsmouth, Providence, and more!

Coffee and Conversation: Stress Less

Please join the CPS Office of Academic Advising Programs & Traditions Committee as we chat about the year we’ve had and best practices to stress less. With the summer months approaching and schedules as busy as ever, it’s so important to take care of ourselves, now maybe more than ever. We’re so happy as always to be joined for this conversation by Whitney Wotkyns, the Director of Global Student Success, and look forward to sharing our tips and ideas with you for a summer of R&R!

Planning the Perfect Beach Day!

Pack your sunscreen–we’re going to the beach! (Or at least we’re talking about it.) In this workshop, learn about the best summer spots for sun and sand.

“My Dinner with Andre” and the Art of Conversation

In Louis Malle’s classic film “My Dinner with Andre,” two old friends share an intimate discussion about art, love, and the meaning of life at a swanky café in Manhattan. What makes their conversation, or any conversation for that matter, so captivating? Find out by signing up for this interactive workshop where we will discuss strategies that will help you have great conversations with old friends, new friends, and everyone in between. We will watch scenes from Malle’s film and discuss how the two old friends maintain their riveting conversation.

Coffee and Conversation: Writing and Study Tips for Finals

Please join the CPS Office of Academic Advising Programs & Traditions Committee for a conversation about best practices in writing, studying, presenting, and other academic necessities heading into the end of the Spring Quarter. We’re thrilled to be joined by Ethan Whittet, English Language Specialist in Global Student Success, and we look forward to supporting you as we head into the summer months!

Everything BBQ!

Fire up the grill and join us as we discuss everything barbecue. Recipes, sides, and sauce recommendations included!

Wicked Smaht: Understanding Boston English

Why do Bostonians sometimes drop /r/ and sometimes add it? What’s a carriage? This workshop will address the unique features of Boston English, including pronunciation and vocabulary.

Navigating NU with a Virtual Scavenger Hunt

New to Northeastern? Just returning to campus? This workshop will review the campus’s offices and resources, to help you feel at home and find the information you need.