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Athletics’ Global Experience Fund

As a university where teaching and research are grounded in global engagement, Northeastern’s impact is being felt in all corners of the world. The general student body shapes the world through experiential learning opportunities with nearly 3,100 partners on seven continents. For varsity student-athletes, however, the demands of a grueling NCAA Division I schedule sometimes provide challenges for those wishing to explore the world during their time at Northeastern.

“When you look at the experience of the general student population and compare that with the student-athlete population,” said Peter Roby, former director of athletics and recreation, “one of the things we recognize is that the schedule demands of the student-athletes make it harder for them to take advantage at some of the ­global experiences that the general population might be able to take advantage of.”

The purpose of this fund is to provide the athletic director the ability to provide financial assistance to individual athletes or teams when organizing a competitive, educational, or community service global experience. A global experience will be defined as any trip outside of the United States.