Winter and Spring Events 2023

All OGS events are open to all current Northeastern students

Student Panel and Discussion: Life at Northeastern as an International Graduate Student

Monday, January 9th from 2:00-3:00pm EST

Join us for a virtual student panel and discussion with current international students. In this session, you can clear doubts, questions, or queries you may have about life as an international graduate student.

Register and attend on GoToWebinar

Beyond Borders: Italy

Tuesday, January 10, 2023. From 12:00-1:00pm EST, Raytheon Amphitheatre, Egan Research Center, Boston Campus

Join the Global Experience Office (GEO), the Office of Global Services (OGS), Network Housing and Relocation Services, and the World Languages Center for a global panel discussion as we explore life and culture beyond Northeastern’s campus. This program will focus on Italy and will feature panelists who are from Italy or have done co-op or have studied abroad in Italy. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students while gaining a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world we live in. Lunch will be served. Open to Undergraduate Students Only | Registration required in Eventbrite.

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Learn about our Global Student Mentor Program for First year international students

Campus Crossroads Tabling. Wednesday, January 11 from 10:00am-2:00pm EST, Boston Campus

Come stop by Campus Crossroads in the Curry Student Center, play some World Trivia, and learn about the Office of Global Service's Global Student Mentor program!

Stop by. Registration not required

International Student Panel and Discussion: Study Tips To Level Up Your Learning

Wednesday January 11th from 3:00-4:00pm EST. Curry Student Center, Room 333. Boston Campus.

Are you looking to level up on your study habits? Our Global Student Mentors invite you to join them for a discussion about their experience adjusting to life in the American classroom. They will provide you with study strategies and tips on how to start your semester off on the right path. 

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Student Panel and Discussion: Life at Northeastern as an International Student (Undergraduate)

January 12th, from 11:00am-12:00pm EST, Virtual

Join us for a virtual student panel and discussion with current international students. In this session, you can clear doubts, questions, or queries you may have about life as an international undergraduate student.

Register and attend on GoToWebinar

Learn about our Global Student Mentor Program for First year international students

Campus Crossroads Tabling. Tuesday, January 17 from 12:00-3:00pm EST, Boston Campus

Come stop by Campus Crossroads in the Curry Student Center, play some World Trivia, and learn about the Office of Global Service's Global Student Mentor program!

Global Student Mentor & Mentee Meetup

Tuesday, January 24th from 12:00-2:00pm EST. McLeod Suites, Boston campus.

This is our first gathering for our Global Student Mentor Program's mentors and mentees! GSM is a great way to learn more about NU, have connections to resources, and make friends when you first arrive! To sign up for a peer mentor, please follow the link and click "Join Now": https://nuglobalmentor.chronus.com/

To sign up for a peer mentor, please follow the link and click

NU Language Connect

Thursday, January 26th from 2:00-2:45pm EST. Curry Student Center, Room 440. Boston Campus

Need extra language practice? This is the perfect place to ask questions, learn targeted vocabulary, and practice in a safe environment. Each session will feature speakers from various NU offices. This week's discussion topic is, "How to Meet People in a New City" presented by Whitney Wotkyns, Kassie Little, and Ellen Goldman. We will discuss strategies and tips to get to know people in a new place and increase confidence using the English language in these situations.

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Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (post-OPT) & Talent Connect Workshop

February 1st from 11:30am-1:30pm EST. Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Research Center. Boston Campus

This event is open to current Northeastern students graduating this April or May. Are you an F-1 student who will graduate in April or May and you are thinking about applying for post-completion OPT? If so, then this is the event for you! It’s important to make sure that you fully understand what post-completion OPT is and how to maintain your F-1 status after you graduate. Come learn everything you need to know about the OPT application process and obtaining the necessary work authorization from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You will also have the chance to learn about NU Talent Connect, Employer Engagement and Career Design's (EECD) upcoming employer event with employers who are posting full-time positions, co-ops, and internships, plus learn about NU Talent Connect Success Tips, and Career Design services. (Law School and MBA students please contact your career centers for relevant recruitment opportunities. Law School and MBA opportunities are posted through these career centers.)

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Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (post-OPT) & Talent Connect Workshop

Thursday, February 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm EST. Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Room 102. Boston Campus

This event is open to current Northeastern students graduating this April or May. Are you an F-1 student who will graduate in April or May and you are thinking about applying for post-completion OPT? If so, then this is the event for you! It’s important to make sure that you fully understand what post-completion OPT is and how to maintain your F-1 status after you graduate. Come learn everything you need to know about the OPT application process and obtaining the necessary work authorization from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You will also have the chance to learn about NU Talent Connect, Employer Engagement and Career Design's (EECD) upcoming employer event with employers who are posting full-time positions, co-ops, and internships, plus learn about NU Talent Connect Success Tips, and Career Design services. (Law School and MBA students please contact your career centers for relevant recruitment opportunities. Law School and MBA opportunities are posted through these career centers.)

Register on Eventbrite and attend in person

NU Language Connect

Tuesday, February 7th from 2:00-2:45pm EST. Curry Student Center, Room 440. Boston campus.

Need extra language practice? This is the perfect place to ask questions, learn targeted vocabulary, and practice in a safe environment. Each session will feature speakers from various NU offices. This week's discussion topic is, "Renter's Lingo" presented by Chester Li. Off campus housing can be confusing and overwhelming. Join us to learn more about renters' rights and housing market lingo.

Register on Eventbrite and attend on Zoom

Beyond Borders Sub Saharan Africa

Wednesday, February 15th from 12:00-1:00pm EST. Curry Student Center Room 333. Boston campus.

Join the Global Experience Office (GEO), the Office of Global Services (OGS), Network Housing and Relocation Services, and the World Languages Center for a global panel discussion as we explore life and culture beyond Northeastern’s campus. This program will focus on Sub Saharan Africa and will feature panelists who are from Sub Saharan Africa or have done co-op or have studied abroad in Sub Saharan Africa. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students while gaining a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world we live in. Lunch will be served.

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Postcards and Pastries: Valentines Day Celebration

Tuesday, February 14 from 2:00-4:00pm EST. Curry Student Center, Room 333. Boston campus

Join the Office of Global Services for a Valentines Day Celebration. During this event, you have the opportunity to connect with other students, share your traditions, and write leters to your loved ones. We will provide each attendee with 3 postcards, and then we will mail them for you. Please bring addresses. Looking forward to a festive celebration!

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NU Language Connect

February 23rd from 2:00-2:45pm EST. Curry Student Center, Room 440. Boston campus.

Need extra language practice? This is the perfect place to ask questions, learn targeted vocabulary, and practice in a safe environment. Each session will feature speakers from various NU offices. This week's discussion topic is, "Spilling the Tea: Your Toolkit for Idioms, in the Job Search, Co-op, and Work" presented by Ellen Goldman, Whitney Wotkyns, and Kassie Little. Increase your knowledge, understanding and proficiency in American English slang and idiom phrases that are common in the workplace.

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Mentor / Mentee Game Night

Monday, February 27th from 3:00-5:30pm EST. Curry Student Center room 333.

GSM Program Mentees and Mentors will gather for game night! This is a great way to get to know others in the program. Light refreshments will be provided.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) & Employer Engagement and Career Design Workshop

Wednesday, March 1st from 5:30-7:30pm EST. Snell Engineering, Room 108. Boston campus.

Co-hosted by the Office of Global Services & Employer Engagement and Career Design. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) & Career Design Workshop. This event is open to current Northeastern international students looking to do their first co-op. Make sure to bring your Husky Card as we will use that to check you into the event. Are you an F-1 student who is thinking about applying for a co-op or internship soon? It’s important to make sure that you understand what it means for F-1 students to engage in off-campus experiential activities, so OGS and Career Design will be co-sponsoring a workshop on March 1 and March 2. Come learn everything you will need to know about obtaining the necessary work authorization so that you will be all set to head out and get that practical work experience! You will also have the chance to learn about Employer Engagement and Career Design Services, plus some strategies and resources you can utilize in your co-op or internship search and other helpful tips and advice!

Register on Eventbrite and attend in person

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) & Employer Engagement and Career Design Workshop

Thursday, March 2nd from 11:30am-1:30pm EST. Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Research Center. Boston campus.

Co-hosted by the Office of Global Services & Employer Engagement and Career Design. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) & Career Design Workshop. This event is open to current Northeastern international students looking to do their first co-op. Make sure to bring your Husky Card as we will use that to check you into the event. Are you an F-1 student who is thinking about applying for a co-op or internship soon? It’s important to make sure that you understand what it means for F-1 students to engage in off-campus experiential activities, so OGS and Career Design will be co-sponsoring a workshop on March 1 and March 2. Come learn everything you will need to know about obtaining the necessary work authorization so that you will be all set to head out and get that practical work experience! You will also have the chance to learn about Employer Engagement and Career Design Services, plus some strategies and resources you can utilize in your co-op or internship search and other helpful tips and advice!

Register on Eventbrite and attend in person

Beyond Borders: Australia

Wednesday, March 15 from 12:00-1:00pm EST. Curry Student Center, Room 333.

Join the Global Experience Office (GEO), the Office of Global Services (OGS), Network Housing and Relocation Services, and the World Languages Center for a global panel discussion as we explore life and culture beyond Northeastern’s campus. This program will focus on Australia and will feature panelists who are from Australia or have done co-op or have studied abroad in Australia. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students while gaining a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world we live in. This program is open to undergraduate Northeastern students. Lunch will be served.

Register on Eventbrite and attend in person

NU Language Connect

Thursday, March 23rd from 2:00-2:45pm EST. Virtual on Zoom

Need extra language practice? This is the perfect place to ask questions, learn targeted vocabulary, and practice in a safe environment. Each session will feature speakers from various NU offices. This week's discussion topic is, "Small Talk 101" presented by Whitney Wotkyns, Kassie Little, and Ellen Goldman. We will offer tips and tricks to master small talk in both casual and work scenarios.

Register and attend on Zoom

Beyond Borders Spanish

Tuesday, April 4th from 12:00-1:00pm EST. Curry Student Center, Room 333. Boston Campus.

Join the Global Experience Office (GEO), the Office of Global Services (OGS), Network Housing and Relocation Services, and the World Languages Center for a global panel discussion as we explore life and culture beyond Northeastern’s campus. This program will focus on the Hispanic language and culture and will feature panelists who are from a Spanish speaking country, have done co-op, studied abroad in a Spanish speaking country. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with fellow students while gaining a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world we live in. This program is open to undergraduate Northeastern students. Lunch will be served.

Register on Eventbrite and attend in person

Global Student Mentor End of Semester Mentee/ Mentor Meet Up

Monday, April 10th from 1:00-3:00pm EST. McLeod Suites, Curry Student Center. Boston campus.

After a great semester in the GSM Program, we will gather once more to celebrate the upcoming end of semester.

Open only to Mentor program participants

NU Language Connect

Tuesday, April 11 from 2:00-2:45pm EST. Virtual on Zoom.

Need some extra language practice?  This is the perfect place to ask questions, learn targeted vocabulary, and practice in a safe environment.  Each session will feature multiple NU offices.  

Past Events From This Semester

Annual Traditions

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

Carnevale

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

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!

Diwali

Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is a four to five day-long festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists every autumn in the northern hemisphere. NU hosts a celebration full of culture, food, dance and musical performances each year to celebrate the holiday.

Photos from Past Events

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