Global Student Success

Global Student Success (GSS) supports the development and needs of international students at Northeastern University and promotes internationalization across the institution. We offer cross-cultural, linguistic, and academic support services both on-campus and online. We also partner with faculty, staff, and administrators to integrate global dimensions and cross-cultural understanding into the Northeastern experience.

Good News

GSS has been recognized by the Global Center for Education at UCLA and NAFSA: Association of International Educators for providing innovative services to international students.


(Click here for the GSS services flyer.)

International Tutoring Center
The ITC offers both ESL tutoring and Language & Culture Workshops.  Please click here to learn how to make an appointment at ITC.

  • ESL Tutoring  – Provides high-quality English Language instruction for international students through 50-minute individual and group tutoring appointments. Sessions focus on areas including academic writing, listening, speaking, reading, and TOEFL preparation. Click here for the flyer. Click here for information about online tutoring. 
  • Language and Culture Workshops  – The language workshops are for international students looking to improve their reading, writing, and listening skills. The culture workshops help international students understand American culture better and operate more successfully as university students in the U.S. Click here for the flyer.

Volunteer Team Leader (VTL) Program  – Students provide community service while strengthening their leadership skills, building résumé experience, and improving their English skills.

Listening & Speaking Classes – These classes provide listening and speaking practice for students to improve their pronunciation, listening, and speaking skills. Each class (general practice and business case) meets two times a week during the CPS quarter. All CPS international students register on myNEU. Others come to first class. Click here for the flyer.

Faculty and Staff Professional Development  – Global Student Success is constantly exploring ways to internationalize Northeastern’s campus through innovative services and collaborations. The GSS workshop series focuses on ways to better serve our international student populations. Please reach out to us at with any questions or to discuss working individually with your team. Click here for more information.

Workshops & Webinars:

    • Promote internationalization at our institution
    • Pull from current research on intercultural competency
    • Offer concrete professional development opportunities for faculty and staff

Prearrival Guide – This guide provides helpful information for newly admitted international students in the College of Professional Studies. The information covered ranges from preparations before arrival to resources available on campus for international students. Click here for the link.

Advising – We provide academic advising to students in the CPS Global Classroom (Fast-Track Bachelor 's Completion program). To schedule an appointment, please click on this link and log in using your myNEU username and password.


Global Student Success
Northeastern University
NU Global, College of Professional Studies
360 Huntington Avenue, 10 Belvidere
Boston, MA 02115

Team Members
Annie Hsu, Assistant Director
Christina Lambert, Student Support Specialist
Jay Ryan, Student Support Specialist
Jiangyan (Kris) Wang, Student Support Coordinator