Summer Programs

Boston University Study Abroad runs more than 25 summer programs in locations around the world. Utilizing the facilities, teachers, and resources used in our regular programs, the summer programs give BU and non-BU students the chance to live, study, and in many cases, intern abroad and earn BU credits.

Argentina Cultural Studies Program

Argentina Cultural Studies Program (Summer)

Courses will be offered on Argentine culture, journalism, politics, and literature. An internship option is available. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Tags: Argentina, Graduate, Internship, Offers Graduate Credit, Spanish Speaking, Undergraduate
Focus: Latin American Studies

The Triumphal Arch in Brussels

Brussels Internship Program (Summer)

Students take courses and simultaneously work at organizations in the greater Brussels area.
Tags: Brussels, English Speaking, Internship, Undergraduate
Focus: Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Pre-Law

International Conflict Resolution Program in London and Geneva

Geneva & London: International Conflict Resolution (Summer)

This program gives students a unique opportunity to study international conflict resolution in two world centers of diplomatic activity: Geneva, Switzerland, and London, England.
Tags: English Speaking, Geneva, Graduate, London, Offers Graduate Credit, Undergraduate
Focus: Conflict Resolution, International Relations

Scenic Geneva, hotel, mountains

Geneva: Global Governance, Economic Development, and Human Rights (Summer)

This intensive four-week program offers coursework on the global right to health, food security, and political and economic freedom.
Tags: English Speaking, Geneva, Graduate, Offers Graduate Credit, Undergraduate
Focus: International Relations, Public Health

Grenoble French Studies Summer Program

Grenoble French Studies Program (Summer)

The program offers a summer of intensive language study and university coursework in one of France’s most beautiful cities.
Tags: French Speaking, Grenoble, Undergraduate
Focus: French Language, Mathematics & Statistics

Catedral de Lima, Night

Lima: Contemporary Politics Program (Summer)

This short summer program offers immersion in Peruvian culture, and study of the political impacts of natural resource extraction in Peru and the Andes.
Tags: English Speaking, Lima & Ayacucho, Undergraduate
Focus: Environmental Studies, International Relations, Political Science

London & Paris: Art and Architecture Program

London & Paris: Architecture and Urbanism Program (Summer)

Students interested in art history, architecture, and urban studies now have the opportunity to study in both London and Paris. Through lectures and excursions, students will study the exquisite arts and architectural styles of the two cities.
Tags: English Speaking, London, Paris, Undergraduate
Focus: Art & Architecture

London College of General Studies Program in the Humanities

London College of General Studies Program in the Humanities (Summer)

This is a unique program for CGS students interested in the major movements in literature, the arts, and philosophy.
Tags: BU students only, CGS students only, Especially for Sophomores, London, Undergraduate

London College of General Studies Program in the Natural Sciences

London College of General Studies Program in the Natural Sciences (Summer)

This is a unique program for CGS students interested in the major movements in literature, the arts, and philosophy.
Tags: BU students only, CGS students only, English Speaking, Especially for Sophomores, London, Undergraduate
Focus: Science

London Graduate Mass Communication Program

London Graduate Mass Communication Program (Summer)

The Boston University London Graduate Mass Communication Program combines an internship, related coursework, and independent living.
Tags: English Speaking, Graduate, Internship, London
Focus: Communication, Mass Communication

Los Angeles Film and Television Summer Internship Program

Los Angeles Film & Television Internship-Only Program (Summer)

This internship-only option gives BU students the possibility to work professionally in the heart of the film and television industries.
Tags: English Speaking, Internship, Los Angeles, Offers Graduate Credit, Undergraduate
Focus: Film & Television

Los Angeles Summer Internship Program

Los Angeles Internship Program (Summer)

Students enjoy intensive coursework and professional experience in film, television,and media industries.
Tags: English Speaking, Internship, Los Angeles, Offers Graduate Credit, Undergraduate
Focus: Advertising, Communication, Film & Television, Marketing, Public Relations

Madrid Summer Spanish Studies Program

Madrid Spanish Studies Program (Summer)

Students enjoy six weeks of study and cultural immersion in Spain’s capital.
Tags: General focus, Madrid, Spanish Speaking, Undergraduate
Focus: Literature, Spanish Language

Mediterranean Archaeological Field School

Menorca Field School in Archaeology & Heritage Management (Summer)

Students participate in excavation of pre-Roman and Roman sites, lectures, museum work, and study tours on the Island of Menorca, off the eastern coast of Spain.
Tags: English Speaking, Menorca, Offers Graduate Credit, Undergraduate
Focus: Archaeology

Padua Italian Studies Program (Summer)

Padua Italian Studies Program (Summer)

The program offers intensive language study and coursework in an historic university town 20 miles west of Venice.
Tags: English Speaking, Italian Speaking, Padua
Focus: Art & Architecture, History, Italian Language

Rabat Arabic Language and Service Learning Program

Rabat Arabic Language & Service Learning Program (Summer)

This program offers intensive Arabic language study and a hands-on introduction to Moroccan and North African culture through service learning.
Tags: Arabic Speaking, Rabat
Focus: African Studies, Arabic Language, Development Studies, Middle East Studies

Rio de Janeiro Intensive Portuguese Language Program (Summer)

Students speedily gain proficiency in Portuguese language, spending the summer in the colorful cultural center of Rio.
Tags: Portuguese Speaking, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Undergraduate
Focus: Latin American Studies, Portuguese Language

Shanghai Intensive Chinese Language Program

Shanghai Chinese Studies Program (Summer)

This program offers Chinese language study at the first, second, and third-year levels as well as a chance to spend eight weeks living and studying China’s largest and most vibrant city.
Tags: Chinese Speaking, English Speaking, Shanghai, Undergraduate
Focus: Chinese Language

Sydney Film Festival and Internship Program

Sydney Film Festival & Internship Program (Summer)

Students have the opportunity to spend eight weeks studying contemporary film, complete an internship in film & television, and participate in the annual Sydney Film Festival.
Tags: Offers Graduate Credit, Sydney, Undergraduate
Focus: Communication, Film & Television

Travel Writing in Australia

Travel Writing in Australia (Summer)

Students have the opportunity to study and produce travel writing in both the creative and the professional forms of the genre.
Tags: English Speaking, Offers Graduate Credit, Sydney, Undergraduate
Focus: Communication, English/Creative Writing, Journalism, Travel Writing, Writing

Venice Environmental Studies Program (Summer)

Students spend the summer in beautiful Venice, studying global climate change, sea level rise, and international policy.
Tags: English Speaking, Undergraduate, Venice
Focus: Ecology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, International Relations, Political Science, Science

Venice Studio Arts Program (Summer)

Students have the opportunity to learn about studio arts through in person interviews with museum curators and first person experiences in various art festivals.
Tags: English Speaking, Graduate, Undergraduate, Venice
Focus: Art & Architecture, Graphic Design, Painting, Studio Art

Zanzibar: Swahili Language and Culture in East Africa

Zanzibar: Swahili Language and Culture in East Africa (Summer)

Not your average study abroad experience, this program immerses students in the study of contemporary East African culture, religion, politics, and Swahili language.
Tags: English Speaking, Undergraduate, Zanzibar
Focus: African Studies, Anthropology, History, Islamic Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Swahili Language