Seattle Campus

Global ConnEXions

Global ConnEXions is a project-based virtual program. In Seattle, it is delivered through a unique and personalized virtual learning community.

Residency Program

Global ConnEXions in Seattle expands Northeastern’s signature experiential learning model by harnessing the power of place to create context for projects that seek to solve the pressing problems of our time. These projects, coupled with state-of-the-art virtual classes, immerse learners in Northeastern’s global network. Participating freshmen have elected to spend their first year learning primarily virtually.  Short, in-person opportunities at one of our global campuses bookend the year and foster team-building through intense, cohort-based experiences.

During these ten-day long experiences, Global ConnEXions students will gather in Seattle at our South Lake Union campus to interact with faculty, staff, current students, and alumni as they collaborate in a team-based, experiential project built around a theme.

Our August 10 – 20, 2021 cohort will focus on memorialization.  Students and program leaders will learn about the history of memorials in Seattle, visit famous and lesser-known memorials throughout the Puget Sound region, and tap into local public historians and subject matter experts for their research.  Ultimately, students will present projects that answer how Seattle might memorialize COVID-19.

Please note: if travel is not viable, virtual accommodations will be made available to those students.

Housing in Seattle

Undergraduate students participating in a residency program in Seattle will reside at Cornish Commons, a newly built state-of-the-art student residence hall just 2 blocks from Northeastern’s Seattle campus. Cornish Commons is 1 block from Whole Foods, and in the center of the South Lake Union neighborhood surrounded by various local cafes, restaurants, shops, drug stores and museums.

Students will live with one NU roommate and will receive their roommate assignment upon arrival on-site.  Each 2-bed room has its own full bathroom and includes for each student an extra-long bed, desk, dresser, hutch and filing cabinet.  Student have access to the building amenities including: various shared common rooms, a fitness center, game room, TV lounges, full kitchens, and laundry facility.

Program Faculty

Gina Copping

Gina Copping

Program Director
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Seattle: Tech Hub and Beautiful Pacific Northwest City

Seattle city hosts phenomenal outdoor beauty: trees, mountains, and water abound. Seattle’s mild, temperate, marine climate allows year-round outdoor recreation, including walking, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, motor boating, sailing, swimming, and more.

Seattle is gateway to the Tech Economy​. According to WalletHub, Seattle city ranks as the No. 1 best city in the U.S. for STEM professionals. The city is home to industry titans such as Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, Tableau, and more, Seattle is identified as the “geekiest” city in the US, with nearly 20% of all residents employed in STEM fields.

At Northeastern, learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom—it happens in the residence hall, corporate world, the laboratory and artistic spaces, the local community, distant lands, and everywhere. Northeastern University in Seattle provides students with unique resources to quickly immerse themselves in these distinctive forms of learning and to reflect upon the significance of these experiences for their personal development.

The Seattle campus is set in the South Lake Union neighborhood just north of downtown, a bustling, urban neighborhood with pubs, coffee shops, parks, and restaurants sitting side-by-side with office and residential buildings. Highly walkable and with good access to mass transit, more than 35,000 people work for Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and a range of biotech firms in the buildings that surround our campus.


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