Exchanges for BU Students Only

If you are seeking a highly independent and culturally immersed study abroad program, an exchange may be right for you. On an exchange program, you will enroll directly at one of our partner universities and take your classes with local students. This model offers levels of authenticity and autonomy that are not often available through other study abroad programs. Our exchange partners include prestigious institutions in several countries and most offer courses in English.

Participating in an exchange is affordable and simple: while you are participating on an exchange program, you will pay regular BU tuition to Boston University and your financial aid will apply as usual. Courses you take abroad will appear on your transcript as BU credits. Explore the exchange options below and contact Marisa Crowley to begin planning for your exchange.

Claflin University Exchange
Orangeburg, South Carolina
We would like to announce a coming opportunity for BU students, the Boston University-Claflin University Exchange. This program recognizes the deep historical connections between Boston University and the historically black institution, Claflin University. This program will provide BU students with the chance to experience a very different institution as part of their undergraduate experience. Please contact Prof. Jo O’Connor for more information. joconnor@bu.edu.
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American University of Beirut, Lebanon Exchange

American University of Beirut Exchange, Lebanon

The American University of Beirut (AUB) was founded in 1866 as a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning and is now a major university with over 7,000 students located on a 73-acre campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The university provides a rigorous curriculum in the American liberal arts tradition and the language of instruction is English. Students will live in AUB residence halls or suitable off-campus housing.
Tags: Beirut, English Speaking, Fall, Full Year Possible, General focus, Spring

Bocconi University Exchange, Milan, Italy

Students can choose from a wide range of business and economics courses offered in English. Students have the opportunity to take an intensive three-to-four-week Italian language course before the beginning of the Bocconi semester.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Full Year Possible, Milan, Spring
Focus: Business & Management, Economics, Finance

Bogaziçi University Exchange

Bogaziçi University Exchange, Istanbul, Turkey

Bogaziçi University (Bosphorus University) As one of Turkey’s most competitive state universities, Bogaziçi University offers a wide array of programs, but its strengths lie in engineering, education, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Full Year Possible, Spring, Turkey, Undergraduate
Focus: Art & Architecture, Biology, Business & Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film & Television, History, Hospitality Administration, International Relations, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Painting, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Studio Art, Tourism

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Exchange

Copenhagen Business School Exchange, Denmark

The International Office welcomes over 2,000 international exchange students to Copenhagen Business School (CBS) each academic year, creating a very exciting and international environment for students and staff alike.
Tags: Copenhagen, English Speaking, Fall, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Business & Management, Economics, Management Policy

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Exchange, China

Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) has been ranked second in the world amongst the major academic institutions in hospitality and tourism.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Hong Kong, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Hospitality Administration, Tourism

Institut D'Etudes Politiques De Paris (Sciences Po), France, Exchange

Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Exchange, Paris, France

Sciences Po is well known for its strong programs in political science, international relations, and history, although students from other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Tags: English Speaking, French Speaking, Full Year Possible, Paris, Undergraduate
Focus: Conflict Resolution, Development Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Pre-Law

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) Rome

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) Rome, Italy

Boston University students with a serious interest in Classics have an opportunity to study for a semester at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) in Rome. The ICCS was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities, and the number of member institutions has grown to 90.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Rome, Spring
Focus: Archaeology, Art & Architecture, History

Keio University, Tokyo, Japan Exchange

Keio University Exchange, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo’s Keio University has a proud history as Japan’s very first private institution of higher learning, which dates back to the formation of a school for Dutch studies in 1858 in Edo (now Tokyo) by founder Yukichi Fukuzawa. Since the school’s inception, the students of Keio have risen to the forefront of innovation in every imaginable academic field, emerging as social and economic leaders.
Tags: English Speaking, Full Year Possible, Japanese Speaking, Spring, Tokyo
Focus: Art & Architecture, Asian & East Asian Studies, Business & Management, History, International Relations, Japanese Language, Political Science

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

At the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS), an eight-credit course in Japanese language is offered each semester. Additional discipline-based courses in the humanities/social sciences are taught in English by Japanese and American professors.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Full Year Possible, Japanese Speaking, Kyoto, Spring
Focus: Japanese Language

Nanyang Technological University Exchange, Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has gained international recognition as an elite, modern university. BU students at NTU are invited to take courses in the vibrant College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, which provides opportunities for students interested in the humanities, art and design, communications, social sciences, and more. NTU has a student population of over 33,500 undergraduate and graduate students.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Full Year Possible, Singapore, Spring
Focus: Advertising, Communication, Economics, English/Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Film & Television, Graphic Design, History, International Relations, Journalism, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology

National University of Singapore Exchange

National University of Singapore Exchange

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is considered one of the top ten universities in the Asia Pacific region—reflecting its position as Singapore’s premier university. A comprehensive university, it offers courses in all major disciplines, ranging from the sciences, engineering, and technology to law, humanities, medicine, computing, business, and social sciences. NUS has an undergraduate enrollment of 23,000 and a total student population of about 32,000 students.
Tags: English Speaking, Fall, Full Year Possible, Singapore, Spring
Focus: Anthropology, Art & Architecture, Asian & East Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Conflict Resolution, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film & Television, Finance, Graphic Design, Health & Human Services, History, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management Policy, Marketing, Mathematics & Statistics, Middle East Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Health, Public Health, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology, Theater Arts, Drama & Acting, Tourism, Writing

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Renmin University Exchange, Beijing, China

Renmin University is recognized as an important research institution in the humanities and social sciences in China. BU graduate students have the opportunity to study Chinese governance and foreign relations in English through Renmin University’s Contemporary China Studies Program (CCSP).
Tags: Beijing, English Speaking, Fall, Graduate, Offers Graduate Credit, Spring
Focus: Asian & East Asian Studies, International Relations, Political Science

Seoul National University Exchange, South Korea

BU School of Management students have the opportunity to intern and study management and Korean culture at Seoul National University, a globally competitive institution and Korea’s premier educational and research center.
Tags: English Speaking, Seoul, Spring, Undergraduate
Focus: Business & Management, Management Policy

University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Exchange

University of Copenhagen Exchange, Denmark

With almost 33,000 students and more than 6,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark.
Tags: Copenhagen, English Speaking, Fall, Full Year Possible, Spring
Focus: Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English/Creative Writing, Film & Television, Geology, International Relations, Mathematics & Statistics, Philosophy, Pre-Health, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology