The N.U.in Program is a unique first-year experience for a select group of undergraduate applicants. You’ll have the opportunity to spend your fall semester studying abroad at one of our five international partner locations. Prepare for the personal and intellectual adventure of college by exploring a new place, immersing yourself in a different culture, broadening your perspective, and sharpening your mind. After the fall semester, you’ll transition to the Boston campus in January to continue your studies at Northeastern with fresh eyes and a wealth of new experiences. CAMD students study abroad with other first-year students and earn a full semester of academic credit.

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These N.U.in locations are options for CAMD in 2020

Destination Guide by CAMD Department

In addition to the international N.U.in locations, all CAMD majors are compatible with N.U.in Boston as well.

The N.U.in program offers great opportunities for architecture students to participate in the built environment of diverse regions of the world. University College Dublin delves students into fundamental design studies of drawing, modeling and site analysis in a studio environment, along with architectural history and opportunities for studies of local landscape geology and urbanism. McGill University allows students to study architectural history and building technologies and engage with numerous out-of-classroom events through McGill’s School of Architecture and the City of Montreal.  The New College of Humanities (NCH) in London England allows students to be introduced to the history of architecture, first hand, in a cosmopolitan environment that is rich with both historic and industry-leading contemporary design and museums.

To take full advantage of the varied options of the Art + Design curriculum at Northeastern, N.U.in students can consider any of the partner institutions—New College of Humanities in London, England, University College in Dublin, Ireland or McGill University in Montreal, Canada—as their first-semester destinations, due to their excellent and compatible art and design programs, along with the wealth of world-class museums and cultural opportunities that each city offers.

The Communication Studies Department (which includes the Media and Screen Studies Program) encourages N.U.in students to seriously consider McGill University (Montreal, Canada). The Art History and Communication Studies Department at McGill has an outstanding undergraduate program that includes foundational courses in both communication and media studies.

To take full advantage of the many options and courses of study available in the School of Journalism—writing, video, audio, data, data visualization and public relations—we recommend that  N.U.in students consider choosing one of the following as their first-semester destination:  McGill University in Montreal, Canada; NCH in London; UCD in Dublin, Ireland.  All offer courses that can be applied to your major as well exposure to exciting news and media opportunities.  We make a strong effort, no matter where you are in the world,  to connect you with your fellow students on the Boston campus, and with faculty, to share your global experiences and help us build an exciting and rich Journalism student community.

The Department of Music at Northeastern University offers a wide range of flexibly designed undergraduate majors and combined majors, all reflecting a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of music, underscored by real-world experiential learning, cutting­-edge technology, and global experience opportunities. To take full advantage of the varied and intense options of the music curriculum at Northeastern, we recommend that N.U.in students consider choosing McGill University in Montreal, Canada as their first-semester destination, due to its excellent and highly compatible music program, along with a variety of high-level out-of-classroom musical opportunities. Another very good choice would be University College Dublin

As a hub for creative practice research, the Department of Theatre believes that the study of theatre is deeply enriched by fostering a global perspective. Each year, 10-15 outstanding theatre majors are specially selected to participate in the N.U.in program – students that have a high level of artistic potential in addition to their academic merits. We have strong relationships with our partners in London and Montreal, and suggest that you consider these your first options. For students interested in combining Theatre with other majors, additional opportunities are available in Dublin.

*Site Selection Notes


England: Students must be 18 years of age by September 2, 2020

*Some locations reach capacity very quickly! Our Canada site received the earliest deposits last year. If a location has reached capacity prior to May 1, students may only choose from the available options that are compatible with their major and age.  Once a site has been selected, students cannot switch to a different location.

Course Suggestions for CAMD Students at N.U.in Locations

N.U.in students have many options for courses at their N.U.in location, including elective and NUpath courses. IN ADDITION, BELOW ARE SUGGESTED MAJOR-SPECIFIC COURSES AND THEIR NORTHEASTERN EQUIVALENTS BASED ON AREAS OF INTEREST IN CAMD. Please note, courses marked with an asterisk (*) are pending evaluation and Northeastern equivalencies listed may change.

Major Course
Architecture Majors ARCH 1310: Buildings and Cities, A Global History
  MATH 1241: Calculus 1
Art + Design ARTF 1122/1123: Color and Composition with Tools
  ARTH 1111: Global Art and Design History: Renaissance to Modern
Communication Studies COMM 1101: Introduction to Communication Studies
  COMM 1112: Public Speaking
Game Design GAME 1110: Games & Society
Journalism JRNL 1150: Understanding Today’s News
Media and Screen Studies  MSCR 1220: Media, Culture and Society
Music MUSC 1001: Music in Everyday Life
  MUSC 1119: Fundamentals of Western music Theory
Theatre THTR 1101: Introduction to Theatre
Major Course Abroad Northeastern Equivalent
Architecture Majors Architectural History 1 ARCH 1310: Buildings and Cities, A Global History
  Architectural Structures ARCH 2260: Introduction to Building Systems
    Survey of Business Mathematics I MATH 1231: Calculus for Business and Economics
Art + Design Introduction to Early Modern Art: 1400-1700 ARTH 1111: Global Art + Design History: Ren. to Modern
  Introduction to Modern Art ARTH 2210: Modern Art and Design History
    Indigenous Art and Culture ARTH 2990: Art History Elective
Communication Studies Introduction to Communication Studies  COMM 1101: Introduction to Communication Studies
Journalism International Politics: State Behaviour POLS 1160: International Relations
Media and Screen Studies  Introduction to Film Studies MSCR 1990: Media and Screen Studies Elective
Music Basic Materials: Western Music MUSC 1990: Music Elective
  Jazz History Survey MUSC 1112: Jazz
    Popular Music after 1945 MUSC 2310: Popular Music Since 1945
Theatre Introduction to Theatre Studies THTR 1101: Introduction to Theatre
Major Course Abroad Northeastern Equivalent
Architecture Architecture of London: Building a Global Metropolis ARCH 2370: Topics in Architectural History
  Calculus for Business MATH 1231: Calculus for Business and Economics
Art + Design   Deconstructing the Canon: Social Histories of European Art ARTH 1110: Global Art + Design History: Anc. to Med.
Journalism European Comparative Political Systems POLS 1155: Comparative Politics
Theatre British Drama and the London Stage THTR 1990: Theatre Elective
Major Course Abroad Northeastern Equivalent
Architecture Architectural Design I ARCH 3450: Advanced Architectural Communication
  History & Theory of the Designed Environment I ARCH 2370:  Special Topics in Architectural History
  Discovering Ireland’s Geology ENVR 1200/1201 Dynamic Earth
  Foundation of Physics PHYS 1151/2/3: Physics for Engineering 1 with Lab
  Introduction to Calculus for Engineers MATH 1341: Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Journalism Digital Judgement INSH 1990: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences
Music Composition, Performance, and Reception INAM 1990: Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts, Media, and Design
   Music in Ireland MUSC 2540: Special Topics in Music
   Music, Politics and Post-Truth MUSC 1990: Music Elective
   Writing about Music MUSC 1990: Music Elective