Find out more about the new Torch class, who represent seven states and a wide array of majors! Also, read about two trips abroad, and an amazing co-op experience from one of our upcoming graduates.


Meet Torch 12 – Read more about the Class of 2022


News from Traveling Scholars


Traveling to South America


Two of our scholars, Richard Romero, Class of 2021 and Torch 11, and Skye Walker, Class of 2020 and Torch 10, found themselves traveling to South America as part of NU’s Dialogues of Civilization classes. Richard explored Uruguay and Argentina as Skye spent her summer term in Ecuador.


Richard sent this email:


“As I am now approaching my last day in the Argentina/Uruguay dialogue, I can’t help but think back to the feeling I had when I boarded the plane from Houston to Buenos Aires. I am very thankful for being part of a group that not only took a chance to learn a new language but also to interact with the Argentinians and Uruguayans throughout our time here. As for me, a native Spanish speaker, the challenge came from adapting to the dialect and the culture that both these countries had to offer to me. I was also to share and take in a new piece of Latin American culture that expanded my knowledge on the realities that the people are exposed to. This is my first trip outside of the United States and I can only hope that this isn’t the last one.”



Skye sent this missive:


It is nearing the end of my trip and I want to share some of my experiences with you. If you’d like to see my progress, I’ve attached two videos from my time in Ecuador!


The video listed as 05-Team 1 was a workshop project with two other students. I did the filming and main editing while my friend Meghna did sound and b-roll selection, and another student, Maddie, did audio selects. All of us worked on editing the final project. The video is a profile of a bookstore in Otavalo, Ecuador, and it was really special to get to work with the owner. 


Lost and Found” was in response to the prompt “Nature as Metaphor”. It was filmed in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. 


I hope you enjoy these videos!



Serious by Day, Laughs by Night: Two Co-ops at Once


One of the main reasons Torch Scholars are so successful at Northeastern is their work ethic. Florence Grant, Torch 8 and Class of 2018, proves that point by having two co-ops at the same time. In the morning, she’s a production intern at CNN working for their morning show and evening show with Anderson Cooper. At night, she is a post-production intern on NBC’s show, Saturday Night Live, one of NBC’s most coveted internships. It will be a busy semester for Flo as she’ll be working 6 days a week! She says the hard work is worth it as CNN and SNL are both known for hiring their interns out of school.


Her previous co-ops were with The Today Show and The Tonight Show. It definitely seems like she knows how to work hard!


Lucky Torch 13


Torch 12 just started their freshman year, but we are already preparing for the selection of the Torch 13 class.


Torch Scholars must be nominated by an adult, a non-family member, in order to be considered for Torch. Nominations are available online only through the Torch website. The online forms for nominators will be available starting on October 9, 2017, and ending January 15, 2018.


Students must also complete and submit the Common Application for admission to Northeastern by the January 1, 2018 deadline.


Feel free to nominate students you know are a good fit for Northeastern and the Torch Scholars Program!