Heart-warming welcome to Northeastern University

The Institute of Foreign Languages has been privileged to join the pilot program with the university of Northeastern from Boston, USA. The thirty-day faculty-led program “From Pagan Past to Global Future: the Arts of Lithuania” has been included into joint activities of both Vilnius and Boston universities. A number of presentations, open lectures and discussions could only facilitate the better cultural understanding and academic cooperation.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, private research university in Boston, Massachusetts (USA) built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Toronto.The university's enrollment is approximately 18,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 graduate students.

Northeastern features a cooperative education program that integrates classroom study with professional experience on seven continents and a comprehensive study abroad program. The three most common types of international opportunities pursued by Northeastern students are:Dialogue of Civilizations and other short-term programs, Undergraduate Study Abroad and International Co-op.University faculty members have led groups of interested students to various corners of the world. These trips are often the culminating part of a specific course and they always seek to move beyond merely visiting a country or region’s “main attractions”. Recent locations for faculty-led travel include: Balkans, Brazil, Germany, Poland, Israel & the West Bank, Japan, Jordan, Niger, Oman, Dubai, Senegal, United Nations- Geneva and Lithuania for the first time.

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