Mills College at Northeastern students can pursue a variety of study abroad programs, including Dialogue of Civilizations,* through Northeastern’s Global Experience Office. For one-on-one assistance, in-person study abroad advising appointments are offered on the Oakland campus.
For instructions on making an appointment in Handshake, watch this video.
*Continuing Mills students who are pursuing a degree in NU Boston or NU Oakland pay the same tuition rate as their on-campus tuition rate on a Dialogue of Civilizations. Additional funding opportunities are available specifically for continuing Mills students accepted to a Dialogue program for summer 2023. Contact Martha Levin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
As a Mills College at Northeastern University continuing student, you may apply to the following types of programs, which are offered through Northeastern’s Global Experience Office (GEO).
Use the browse programs tool on the GEO website to search for programs by country, term, and field of study.
The program type is “Study Abroad” or “Dialogue of Civilizations.”
Click directly on a program’s virtual card for further details about the program, such as the eligibility requirements, academic setting, cultural considerations, and application process.
Eligibility requirements vary by program. Generally, most programs will require you to have completed at least two semesters
of coursework by the start date of the program.
Special attention should be paid to the eligibility requirements listed on each program’s card such as:
You earn Northeastern credit towards your degree for the courses that you take on
Northeastern programs (study abroad, Dialogue of Civilizations). You would receive
a letter grade for the coursework that you complete on your program, and that grade
factors into your Mills at Northeastern GPA.
Prior to applying to a program, it is important to meet with your assigned Northeastern academic advisor to discuss if there are any major, minor, or NUpath courses that you should plan to fulfill on your desired program in order to stay on track to complete your degree.
Learn more about submitting study abroad courses for approval.
All applications can be completed online. If you’ve identified a program and would like to start an application, you can do so through the following steps:
Step 1: Click on the program card for your desired program.
Step 2: Click “Apply Now” to begin the application process.
See step-by-step instructions for starting an application.
**Please note that the applications for Dialogues of Civilization for summer 2023 do not open until November 1, 2022.
No. The only application process you need to complete is an online application for your desired program through the GEO website.
The tuition rate that you pay as a Mills College at Northeastern University student
is the tuition that you pay for your study abroad program. This means that any financial
support you receive as a Mills College at Northeastern University student (grants,
loans, scholarships, discounts, etc.) apply to your study abroad tuition, the same
as if you were paying to take your classes at the Mills College at Northeastern (or
As a student, you would be responsible for non-academic costs, such as:
It is recommended that you meet with Student Financial Services (SFS) if you have specific questions about how your financial aid package applies to your study abroad or Dialogue of Civilizations program.
Yes. As a Mills College at Northeastern University student, you can apply to a number of need and merit scholarships. Additionally, you may apply for GEO scholarship opportunities such as the First-Time Traveler Grant, GEO Scholarship, and GEO Fellowship. Many Mills students are also eligible for the U.S. State Department Gilman Scholarship which awards up to $5,000, in addition to other external scholarships. See a list of suggested funding opportunities.
You can only apply to one study abroad program for each semester (or summer) that you plan to study abroad.
You may apply to more than one Dialogue of Civilizations program for the summer 2023 term.
Make an appointment with your Mills College at Northeastern University study abroad
advisor, Martha Levin, through Handshake [Appointment Type: Study Abroad/Away Advising] for individualized guidance on applying
to study abroad.
You can also contact the GEO advisor listed as the contact for a program on the program’s card.
The exact services available on a GEO study abroad program vary based on location and program type. Check out the series, My Global Identity: Ability, Disability, and Wellness Abroad, and reach out to your Mills at Northeastern or GEO study abroad advisor any time with questions.