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Travel and COVID-19 Survey

Travel and COVID-19 Survey

Sebastian Grace December 2, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted international travel. In November, the number of people flying remained considerably lower worldwide than the pre-pandemic norm. But is the pandemic...

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Changes allow int’l journalism students to stay in US longer

Kelly Garrity February 9, 2021

Some major journalism schools across the U.S. are changing the way their degrees are classified, allowing students to extend their stay in the U.S. from 12 months to three years, making it easier for international...

After a contentious election, Joe Biden emerged victorious, positioning him to become the 46th president of U.S. 
How have students reacted to confirmation of Bidens victory?

What international and American students think about Biden’s win

Huilin Li November 10, 2020

After an incredibly contentious presidential election, which included a week of counting since Nov. 3 with two states still left to be called, former Vice President Joeseph R. Biden Jr. is the projected...

A list of Northeastern 
Votes events. The Northeastern Votes initiative was created by Rhea Tipnis, a second-year business administration major from India

The international student community cares about the election, too

Petrina Danardatu October 30, 2020

With the upcoming presidential election, American and international students alike are holding their breath for the result. The Global Observer spoke to four international students at Northeastern University...

The new special assistant for the CAMD Deans office for diversity, equality and inclusion, Margarita Barrios Ponce, hopes to facilitate conversations about diversity and inclusion among students and departments.

Northeastern University takes another step forward on diversity, equality and inclusion

Desirée Vignola October 26, 2020

Design is not only used to create visual solutions, it could be also a tool to create experiential and social solutions. This is the vision of  the new special assistant for the CAMD Dean's office for...

The International Student Handbook, created by Sammy Hejazi, offers advice to international students studying in the U.S.

Sammy Hejazi: The author giving back to international students in the workplace

Mihiro Shimano October 23, 2020

As someone who did not particularly enjoy writing, Sammy Hejazi never thought he would become an author. However, an experience with an international co-op student changed his life. As someone who came...

Asian-Americans speak up about racism in Asian community, Black Lives Matter

Asian-Americans speak up about racism in Asian community, Black Lives Matter

Petrina Danardatu October 10, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has sparked global conversations about racial inequality. The Asian community in the US is now confronted with fighting  systemic racism against the Black community,...

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How long periods of isolation impact mental health and how nature can help

Sharmila Kuthunur September 29, 2020

The view from my Boston apartment’s balcony is calming - a vast stretch of trees as far as the eye can see. Before the pandemic, the hustle of daily life left me with little to no time to appreciate...

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#IRE20: Tips, panels, Q&A’s

September 22, 2020

The articles below include summaries and quotes from panels and conversations from the virtual 2020 IRE Conference. All points mentioned below, even if not explicitly mentioned in the line, are credited...

Talking in Languages 2.0 by zinjixmaggir is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

How Northeastern students aim to break college language barriers

Pavithra Rajesh September 8, 2020

A student-led organization at Northeastern University is aiming to break language barriers for students and families who are non-native English speakers by translating information on university web pages...

How have visa processing times changed?

[Video] 2016 to 2020: How have visa processing times changed?

Nancy Ping August 21, 2020

For non-U.S. citizens who are seeking employment after graduation, how long does it take for you to get the visa you need? Moreover, what are the different forms you must complete for employment based...

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