Upcoming Events from OGS for Summer 2021

First Wednesday Treats with OGS

June 2, July 7, & August 4 at 1:00pm EST

The first Wednesday of every month throughout the summer (June-August), find OGS outside of Ell Hall in Krentzman Quad and stop by for a tasty treat to help beat the heat!

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Academia

July 29 from 2:00-3:00pm EST

Join this workshop to learn more about imposter syndrome and its capacity to make us feel like we don't belong in or aren't good enough for our academic programs. You'll come away with a better understanding of what imposter syndrome is and how to overcome negative self-talk and focus on your own strengths as a student and person.

Register to attend via GoToWebinar

Kayaking on the Charles

August 5 from 1:45pm - 3:30pm

No kayaking experience is necessary! An official tour guide will give a quick orientation to kayaking and then will lead us on a trip on the Charles river. This event is heavily subsidized. The ticket cost to you is only $5! You are responsible for your own transportation to/from the event. It is conveniently located close to the Kendall Sq T stop (red line). This event is for current Northeastern students only.

Registration opens on July 5

Critical Thinking in American Education

August 12 from 2:00-3:00pm EST

In this workshop, we'll go in-depth about what "critical thinking" means, strategies for demonstrating this skill in class, and learn about the cultural context of the value placed on critical thinking in the American higher education system.

Register to attend via GoToWebinar

Outdoor Movie Night

August 27 from 7:30-9:30pm EST

Join OGS for an end-of-summer movie flick on Centennial Common. Come early to grab a blanket to sit on and take home with you after! (Movie is to be decided)

Register on SAIL

College Student 101

September 1 from 2:00-3:00pm EST

Join this interactive workshop to learn about the major differences between high school and the undergraduate experience in North America. You'll come away ready to thrive as a college student at Northeastern!

Register to attend via GoToWebinar

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!


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.

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