Northeastern University supports a robust program of global activities and is committed to promoting the safety and security of university travelers.
When students travel abroad individually, such as for co-op, semester-in, study abroad, or research, they are often responsible for selecting and arranging their own housing. As you begin planning for your international Northeastern experience, follow these steps!
1. Talk to your co-op advisor or GEO about where other students have done a similar experience that you are looking for. They may be able to help by providing information on where other NU students have previously done a similar co-op.
2. Contact Off-Campus Housing and Support Services for housing information. They provide support and education related to off-campus and international housing, relocation services, renter’s rights knowledge, and community connection. Through programs, events, and direct outreach, they can connect you with past and current co-op students in your location, as well as students who will be there during your term. They can also connect you with area alumni that may have resources and suggestions. During your time abroad, Off-Campus Housing and Support Services can also help you understand your renter’s rights and responsibilities and help you navigate housing and off-campus living issues while abroad. Contact them today via phone, email, or stop into 151 Speare today!
3. NUPD International Safety Office can assist with assessing the safety of specific neighborhoods. However, the university does not screen, recommend, vouch for, or take responsibility for the condition or safety of housing arrangements made by students.
4. Additional information on the Northeastern International Travel page for International Student Housing Guidelines.