Learn why all international students and scholars are required to file a U.S. federal tax return even if you do not have a source income from the U.S.

Your nine-digit Social Security Number is your first and continuous link with the Social Security Administration. If you are working in the USA, you will need to apply for a Social Security Number. Learn how.

The Office of Global Services is a great resource for international students, their families, and scholars. If you have specific questions that require further assistance, please reach out to the appropriate person listed below.

Academic integrity. Active classroom participation. Independent thinking. These are just some of the high expectations Northeastern University has for its students.

Global Student Mentors help international students like you integrate and adjust to your new life at Northeastern. Whether it is through a social activity, academic support, or showing you around Boston.

As a global university, our community is comprised of motivated learners with different backgrounds, beliefs, and religions from around the world—making our diversity a strength. So rest assured, in light of the executive order from the President of the United States—we will continue to stand with you.

myOGS is a simple, secure portal that helps international students submit important documents to the Office of Global Services for visa applications, initial I-20 requests, and more. Students can also access relevant resources and communicate more effectively with the entire staff at the Office of Global Services.

Below are helpful links to websites from state and federal agencies that range from helping international students maintain their status to explaining what they should do if they have been the victim of a scam.

With Boston’s world-class cuisine and distinct weather seasons, you can eat authentic enchiladas, butter-basted lobster tails, or dim sum—under the sun or curled up by a wood stove.