On this page, you will find important resources that will help you prepare for success as a student at Northeastern University.
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.
Your family’s well-being is important to us. That is why we have put together a comprehensive list of resources you may find helpful that range from education to health and counseling options.
As an international student studying in the USA, having a bank account in the USA may make managing your finances significantly easier. Below you will find helpful tips to consider when opening a bank account or credit card.
NU Mentorship Grant Opportunity.
Share your experience at home.
Then share your life at NU.
The mission of the Office of Global Services’ Global Student Mentor Program is to support incoming international students as they transition to college life at Northeastern and to the culture of the United States, to foster engagement with the Northeastern community, and to improve resource utilization.
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.
Health insurance is mandatory for all college students in Massachusetts. Discover the minimum health insurance coverage students are required to have in Massachusetts—no exceptions.
Boston is a city that is rich in culture, diversity, and recreational activities. And no matter where you live within the city—you can stay connected to the entire Northeastern community.
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.
Massachusetts offers three different types of State Issued ID cards: Driver’s License, Massachusetts ID Card and Liquor ID Card. For further information on how to obtain a State Issued ID and the eligibility requirements, please view the information below on the type of ID you wish to obtain.
SEVIS contacts can follow this user guide for using myOGS.
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.
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.
International students will quickly discover that Northeastern is conveniently located in Boston—making it a safe place to walk around or take public transportation to explore the city.
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.