If you’ve researched all of BU’s programs and exchanges and cannot find one that matches your academic or personal  goals then an external program might be right for you.

If you need more clarification on any of these questions or want to discuss how feasible an external program will be for you, come in and speak with Alison Sprague, Program Manager of External Programs.

Here are the major questions that should be asked before pursuing an external program.


Alison Sprague, the Program Manager for External Programs, holds regular office hours throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. During the Summer Term, Alison is available by appointment only. Fall and Spring Walk-in advising hours are:

  • Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Additional meeting times can be arranged by appointment.