New 2014 Summer Programs

Boston University Study Abroad is pleased to announce the latest additions to its portfolio of study abroad options. Please check out our newest programs and courses, as we offer students an even wider array of opportunities to find themselves abroad!

Programs

Geneva

Ideal for students of international relations, public health, and other related fields, the Geneva: Global Governance, Economic Development, and Human Rights summer program offers the opportunity to pursue an intensive four-credit course focusing on global topics such as the right to health, food security, and political and economic freedom. The course will draw on the unparalleled resources of Geneva and will include expert guest speakers and visits to international organizations. Course instruction will be in English. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn a total of four academic credits.

*Please note that this four-credit program replaces the previously offered eight-credit program.

Lima

The summer Lima: Contemporary Politics Program allows student to spend three and-a-half weeks in Lima, Peru investigating the political implications of natural resource extraction in Peru and the Andes. This course examines the political factors surrounding the “resource curse”—the fact that abundant natural resources often lead to negative developmental outcomes. Course instruction will be in English. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn four Boston University credits.

*Please note that this four-credit program replaces the previously offered ten-credit program.

Venice

On the summer Venice Environmental Studies Program, students will have the unique opportunity to discover the historical and dynamic city of Venice in the context of the mounting challenges related to climate change and the impact of this phenomenon on the Venice lagoon. Students enroll in two four-credit courses that investigate this issue from both a scientific and policy-making angle. Course instruction will be conducted in English. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn a total of eight academic credits.

Courses

The following program locations will now be offering new courses in the fields of math, management, and marketing:

Dublin

The Summer Dublin Internship Program will now offer students the opportunity to enroll in QST FE 445: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management for four credits, to complement a four-credit internship placement course in a related field. This course will introduce students to the investment management process, modern portfolio theory, CAPM, APT, efficient markets, and stock and bond valuation models, amongst other relevant topics. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn a total of eight academic credits.

Grenoble

The Summer Grenoble French Studies Program is now offering a new mathematics track! Students in this track will commence the summer session by enrolling in CAS MA 213: Basic Statistics and Probability for four credits, and will continue the course concurrently with a four-credit French language course. The math course will be taught in English. No prior knowledge of French will be required for this track. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn a total of eight academic credits.

Sydney

Expanding upon the breadth of its existing course options, the Summer Sydney Internship Program will now allow students to complement their four-credit internship experience with QST MK 467: International Marketing Management, amongst other four-credit course options. In this course, students will develop a critical appreciation of both the opportunities and challenges associated with the increasing globalization of markets. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn eight academic credits.

Washington, DC

Students will have the opportunity to spend ten weeks in the nation¹s capital, complementing a four-credit internship placement course with our new six-credit course offeringQST SM 221: Probabilistic and Statistical Decision Making for Management. This management course will expose students to the fundamentals of probability, decision analysis, and statistics, and their application to business. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn a total of ten academic credits.

Suspended Programs

Brussels

Please note that the Brussels Internship Program will be suspended for summer 2014. Stay tuned for summer 2015.

Don’t forget that financial aid is available! Visit our website for more information regarding financial aid and a full list of BU Study Abroad programs.