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Collection Overview
Title:International Student Office records
Date: 1970-2000
Location Code:29/3
Reference Code:A100
Extent:0.30 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract: This collection documents the history, programs, and services provided by the International Student Office from 1970-2000. The collection contains yearly reports on the statistics of international students of Northeastern University and the United States in general, information on international co-op, long-range plans for international student services, and a survey of international students at Northeastern. The collection also includes newsletters, brochures, program fliers and student information.
Historical Abstract: During the 1970's, Northeastern University worked to make the University more a part of the international community. Many students held co-op jobs in foreign countries and Northeastern University staff went abroad to recruit, teach or conduct research. In addition, Northeastern experienced an increase in international student enrollment. Because of the increasing number of international students, the Office of Student Affairs employed a Foreign Student Advisor and expanded services, the goal of which was to ensure a positive experience. In 1975, the International Students Office separated from the Student Center to become a distinct unit. The newly separated International Students Office provided services, educational programs, and social events; helped the university understand their needs; and served as a liaison to international student sponsors, such as the Latin American Scholarship Program for American Universities, and to American agencies, international agencies, and foreign and domestic governments. The International Student Office provided seminars on topics such as taxes, employment, and immigration and worked to ensure students had the appropriate papers to study or work in this country. The International Student Office also hosted activities for international students and others students on campus, such as International Week, which began in 1978. In 2002, the International Student Office and its duties were subsumed by International Student & Scholar Institute.
Language and Scripts:Materials are entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence by subject.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)

  • Students, Foreign

Conditions Governing Access:Records are closed 25 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Student Records (Folder 22) are closed for 75 years from their date of creation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: This collection was received from the International Student Office in 1996 and 2000.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Material in this collection is copyrighted and owned by Northeastern University.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Eliana Wachs Cashman, March 2008

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1Annual Reports 1980-1989
1Awards and Scholarships1992
1Bangladesh Relief1991
1Center for International Higher Education (CIHED) Reception1977
1International Carnevale 1991-2000
1 International Co-op n.d.
1International Study Programsn.d.
International Student Campus Resourcesn.d., 1987, 1992
1Brochuresn.d., 1985, 1991
1Formsn.d., 1976, 1987
1Information Packet1992
1International Week / Day1982, 1983
1Long Range Plans for International Student Services1992
1A Multiregional Project: University Administration1992
1Orientation Assistance for International Students (OASIS)1991, 1996
1Phi Beta Delta Honors Societyn.d., 1989, 1995
1“InterNational” 1989
1“International Newsletter” 1975-1992
2“NU Vision” 1995-2000
2Statistics on International Students and Scholars 1970, 1981-1996
2Survey of International Students at Northeastern University1991
2Undergraduate and Graduate Roster1970