Global Student Success
Global Student Success is committed to fostering the acculturation of international students to the Northeastern community, and promoting internationalization across the institution. We support international students through cross-cultural, linguistic, and academic support services. We also partner with faculty, staff, and administrators to integrate global dimensions and cross-cultural understanding into the Northeastern experience.
International Tutoring Center – Tutors provide high-quality ESL writing instruction and tutoring for international students who need assistance with papers, assignments, TOEFL writing, and research projects. Students can meet one-on-one with an ESL tutor for 50-minute appointments.
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.
Volunteer Team Leader (VTL) Program – Students provide community service while strengthening their leadership skills, building résumé experience, and improving their English skills.
Speaking English Q&A Workshops – Students can bring questions about speaking English and get answers, feedback, and practice with pronunciation, idioms, and slang. No appointment or registration is needed for these workshops.
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. Students must register; classes do not carry academic credit.
Advising – Student Support Specialists (SSS) work with international students in the American Classroom, Global Pathways, and Global Classroom programs, providing academic and extracurricular support. To schedule an appointment, please click on this link and log in using your myNEU username and password.
In order to better support students, the GSS office offers walk-in hours. Below is our fall 2013 schedule starting on Sept. 16, 2013.
|Ryder Hall 1st floor near computers||1pm-4pm|
- Students can come to walk-in hours if they have simple questions that can be answered by any Student Support Specialist.
- Students can make an appointment with their Student Support specialist via MyNEU if they have in-depth questions.
Staff and Faculty Development Workshops – GSS offers training and professional development to staff and faculty who would like to learn more about working with international students. Topics include 9 Tips for Working with International Students, Pronunciation of Chinese Names, and Advising International Students. Click here for a list of available workshops. The workshops can be customized to your department’s needs.
Global Student Success
NU Global, College of Professional Studies
360 Huntington Avenue, 10 Belvidere
Boston, MA 02115
|David Fields, Director||Jeremy Rischall, Student Support Specialist|
|Annie Hsu, Assistant Director||Jay Ryan, Student Support Specialist|
|Jessica Dilliner, Student Support Specialist||Marsha White, Student Support Specialist|
|Christina Lambert, Student Support Specialist||Debra Zhang, Student Support Coordinator|
|Rhiannon Lewis, Student Support Specialist|