Key Resources

Applying for an F-1 Student Visa »

This instruction sheet outlines the necessary procedures to obtain your student visa and prepare for your arrival to the United States.

Instructions for newly admitted F-1 students for requesting an I-20.


A jump into the start of your journey at Northeastern University!

Northeastern’s Office of Global Services (OGS) are pleased to help you prepare to arrive on Northeastern’s campus in September! Below you can find videos of various topics that will help you to get started with your journey to Northeastern!

Topics include:

  • I-20 request process
  • Your suitcase: what to bring and what to buy here
  • Key contacts to know on campus
  • Student life and opportunities for involvement
  • U.S. classroom culture
  • Housing responsibilities
  • Health insurance requirements
  • Safety on campus

Currently OGS serves over 16,000 international students in the Northeastern community; we are committed to your success at NU. As the summer progresses be certain to check your Husky email and read carefully any email sent by OGS as we send out important information regarding orientation and pre-departure.

Make sure to check out the FAQ’s if you still have questions after watching the videos.

We are very excited to see you on campus coming September!! Go HUSKIES!

Video: Information for Graduate Students

Video: Information for Undergraduate Students

Video: Academic Culture in the U.S.

Video: Student Life at Northeastern

Video: Avoiding Scams

Video: Off-campus Housing

Video: Regional Campus - Seattle

Video: Regional Campus - San Francisco Bay Area

Related Articles:

Financial Requirements

Below is an outline of some of the financial documents you will need to request an I-20 for your Northeastern program of study.

Arriving in the U.S.

Northeastern University is located in the center of Boston, making it a convenient and safe place to get to through various modes of transportation.

International Student Orientation

Your experience at Northeastern University will be nothing short of amazing. You will enhance the cultural diversity of our campuses and be a valued member of our growing and inclusive community. It all starts with orientation.