Winter / Spring 2024 Events

All OGS events are open to all current Northeastern students. More Winter and Spring events will be added soon!

Postcards and Pastries

Wednesday, February 14 from 2:00-4:00pm ET, Curry Student Center McLeod Suites room 318

Write and send your loved ones a postcard, have some pastries, and connect with other international students. The Office of Global Services will mail your postcards, so bring your addresses with you!

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Be a Faux DSO Event

February 15 from 11:00am-12:00pm, Egan Center room 440

Ever wonder what the DSOs (Designated School Officials) look for when they’re reviewing your e-form requests? Come meet some DSOs and step into their shoes! You will be given several cases to review to see if you can find which ones have potential status violations and learn more about how DSOs handle these types of situations. This event is specifically for F-1 students. There will be bagels and prizes!

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Paws and Play: Coloring Winter Scenes

Wednesday, February 21 from 1:30-4:00pm ET, Egan Center room 440

Join the Office of Global Services and NUPD for a Paws and Play Coloring event.

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Dancing with the Huskies- Kaliente

Thursday, February 22nd from 4:30-5:30pm, Curry Student Center dance studio

Join the Office of Global Services as we partner with Kaliente to offer a Bachata and Latin Dance workshop!

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Beyond Language: Mandarin

Tuesday, February 27 from 1:00-2:30pm, Curry Student Center room 333 and virtual

Interested in studying abroad, working abroad, or learning about cultures from international students? Join us for a panel discussion

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International Students Let's Chat for Mental Wellness

From 12:30-1:30pm on February 1, 9,16, 23

International Student Let’s Chat meets once a week in an open, non-judgmental safe space for you to speak with your peers and a clinician from UHCS to make connections, access support, and explore resources to benefit your mental wellness as you are navigating life in NU.

Travel Signature Session

Wednesday, February 28 from 11:00am-1:00pm, Raytheon Amphitheater

All students are required to have a valid travel signature on their most recent I-20/DS-2019 when returning to the U.S. Travel signatures are valid for 1 year from the date your I-20/DS-2019 was signed for current students and scholars, or 6 months for students on OPT, STEM Extension, or Academic Training. A complete list of required travel documents can be found on the OGS website. Not sure if you need a travel signature? You can find more information on the OGS website. Signatures will be given on the spot after successful screening. Registration is highly recommended. We will try to accommodate walk-ins, the priority will go to students who registered. This event is open to Northeastern students and scholars only! Bring your Husky card and 9-digit NUID number to get checked-into the event. If you are unable to attend this event but require an updated travel signature, please submit this e-form request:

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Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar

Thursday, February 29 from 2:00-3:00pm ET, virtual on GoToWebinar

In this webinar, Sprintax experts will cover everything that you need to know about nonresident tax for this tax season. Topics will include who must file, tax residency, FICA, State returns, implications of misfiling as well as how to use Sprintax to prepare a compliant tax return. Please note that you are not required to use Sprintax tax software to file taxes.

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Past Events from this Semester

Annual Traditions

Every year you can look forward to special programming from OGS that celebrates annual traditions.


Carnevale celebrates the rich diversity found on campus through the promotion of intercultural awareness and exploration during the months of February and March. A variety of festivities will encourage a connection between members of the Northeastern community, while highlighting the wonderful differences between our backgrounds and lifestyles. This collaboration and participation emphasizes the existence of a singular beautiful humanity here at Northeastern.

Carnevale has a special focus on student-led programming. Student groups are encouraged to submit a proposal to run an event in partnership with OGS during Carnevale. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend events.

International Education Week

Every November, the Office of Global Services promotes a robust calendar of event programming across Northeastern University in celebration of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which promotes global education and exchange experiences.

With over 14,000 international students and scholars and hundreds of intercultural opportunities across the globe, Northeastern recognizes the interdependence among nations and values the diversity of our collective experiences, perspectives, and thoughts. This rich institution truly is greater than the sum of its parts.


Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the U.S. and Canada, similar to other harvest festivals celebrated in countries all over the world. We at OGS want to make sure that you are included in this national tradition and that you feel at home on campus. Check this page to see what events will be offered in late November!

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