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New Course Additions

June 28th, 2013

BU Study Abroad is excited to announce our newest course additions to various programs all around the world for both the academic year as well as the summer! Check out the courses below and learn more about our programs.

It’s never too early to start planning to go abroad! Listed below are our newest course additions:

BrusselsBrussels, Belgium

CAS IR 415/GRS IR 709: The European Union in the 21st Century – Challenges and Prospects


This new summer course is offered in tandem with a six-week internship in Brussels, the beating heart of the European Union. In it, students examine the EU as the world’s most advanced experiment in supranational governance. The course includes visits from guest speakers and weekly field trips to sites of international importance in and around Brussels such as the European Parliament.

DublinDublin, Ireland

CAS EC 372: The Irish Economy


Offered in the summer, this eight-week course is one of several electives students in Dublin may choose from to accompany a quality internship placement. The course explores the unique position of Ireland in both the European and global economies, considering factors such as government policy and regulation, taxation, welfare, and international trade. The course draws on the resources of Dublin with guest speakers and visits to government agencies and NGOs.

Los AngelesLos Angeles, USA

QST MK 435: The Music Industry and Music Marketing


Our newest course in Los Angeles draws on the unparalleled resources available only in LA to offer students a point of entry into the business side of this fascinating industry. By working with case studies such as Radiohead and Lady Gaga, and focusing on up-to-the-minute industry developments, students experience the music business as true insiders. Paired with an internship in marketing, advertising, or public relations in the fall or spring, the course gives students an invaluable perspective into this ever-changing industry.

Madrid, SpainMadrid

SHA HF 320: Food in Spain: Culinary History and Sociocultural Context

Fall, Spring

The culinary landscape of Spain is many things: rich, soulful, inviting, and above all, delicious. But it is also deeply integrated into the historical, social, and cultural fabric of the country in ways that few other national cuisines are. This course, offered in the fall and spring, takes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to the gastronomy of Spain and its relationship to the economy, politics, tourism, culture, and society of the Iberian Peninsula. And, of course, in order to truly engage with the Spanish culinary tradition, students visit local food artisans, a traditional food market, and a winery.

PaduaPadua, Italy

CAS LI 354: Migrant Italian Literature

Fall, Spring

Contemporary Italian literature reflects the ever-changing landscape of the Italian population through various perspectives: social, cultural, and linguistic. Indeed, a large percentage of writers currently publishing in Italian are not native speakers of the language. How does the “Other” understand the Italian identity and translate it as his own? This fourteen-week course, offered in both the fall and spring, introduces students to this growing category of Italian literature through close textual analysis and visits with local authors.

Sydney, AustraliaSydney

CAS GE 330: Sustainable Sydney-Sustainable Australia

Spring, Summer

Australia is on the leading edge of urban sustainability, and this course capitalizes on the resources available in Sydney to explore the latest developments in the field. Taught by both an academic and a private sector specialist, this course, offered in both the summer and the spring, examines the intersection of the theory and practice of sustainability on both the local and the global levels. Guest lecturers and site visits contribute to a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience in a field whose relevance is becoming increasingly vital.

WashingtonWashington, DC, USA

COM CM 305: Public Relations Inside the Beltway

Fall, Spring

Students of public relations have few better locations in which to experience their field first-hand than in Washington, DC. This fourteen-week course contextualizes the basic concepts of public relations within the specific social and political culture of the nation’s capital. Paired with a high-quality internship placement in the spring or the fall, the course offers a wealth of opportunities for future public relations professionals.

Zanzibar, TanzaniaZanzibar

CAS PO 204: Religion, Politics, and Identity in East Africa


Located off the coast of Tanzania, the island grouping of Zanzibar is at a historical, cultural, and linguistic crossroads of multiple continents and communities. This six-week summer course engages with the local community to explore the complicated identity politics of Zanzibar from multiple angles, appealing to students from across the humanities and social sciences. Weekly visits to neighboring towns and villages enhance the academic experience.

Students Covering the London Olympics

December 19th, 2011

Group photo, BU students covering London Olympics

(Standing, L-R) Amy Gorel, Torre Price, Emily Zendt, Brittany Devane, Matt Reed, Justin Bourke, Ross Wang, Jake Kassen (staff). (Sitting- 2nd row, L-R) Kessa McCoy, Marie Torto, Prof. Susan Walker. (Sitting - front row, L-R) Casey Rabin, Megan Happ, Yanni Carter, Sandy Hooper, Carolyn Bick. Missing: Ashley Lisenby & Alexandra Orr. Photo by Scott Lovejoy.

These BU journalism majors will be reporting on New England Olympians for the Web sites of local newspapers, radio and TV stations. Fifteen BU students are selected for this unique professional partnership program offered by the College of Communication and Boston University Study Abroad. Starting this July, the participants will live in BU’s complex in London, study the history and politics of the Games, then complete internships as multimedia journalists. During the Games, BU’s Olympic interns will post video reports, podcasts, blogs and photographs to outlets including, NPR’s WBUR radio, WCVB-TV, New England Cable News and newspapers owned by Gatehouse Media.

“We were looking for self starters, with good story ideas and the ability to execute those ideas – we got ‘em with our picks being mostly rising seniors and graduate students” said Broadcast Journalism Professor Susan Walker. Professor Walker is a former TV news producer who will direct the program, assisted by production engineer Jake Kassen.

“Consider this the Olympic trial of journalism; covering a major international event, posting clips from a temporary multimedia newsroom set up in the historic South Kensington BU complex” explained Professor Walker. “We’re going to expand coverage of local Olympians and give students a portfolio of multimedia clips and the (hopefully) job-winning experience of covering an international event.” Watch for BU students’ coverage of the London Olympic Games July 27- August 12, 2012.

Buenos Aires Summer Program

September 21st, 2010

Spend your summer on the Argentina Cultural Studies Program, immersed in Latin American studies. The courses focus on Argentine culture, journalism, politics, literature, and recent literary and intellectual developments. As of Summer 2011, students have the option to do an internship in a cultural organization, an NGO, as well as in journalism or communication.

New Summer Program in London & Paris

September 14th, 2010

This new program starting in Summer 2011 takes you to two exquisite cities: London and Paris. Study London and Paris’s architectural history and discover their art and aesthetics.

Syria Archaeological Field School

December 14th, 2009

New for summer 2010, Boston University’s Syria Archaeological Field School will take place at the Bronze Age site of Tell es-Sweyhat in northern Syria. The program combines a six-week excavation with coursework in Mesopotamian Archaeology and Archaeological Field Methods.

Summer Rabat Arabic Language & Service Learning Program

December 14th, 2009

New for summer 2010, the Rabat Arabic Language & Service Learning Program is ideal for students with only one or two semesters of Arabic, and an interest in working in education, health care, children’s welfare, women’s rights, and other critical issues. Students gain a hands-on introduction to Moroccan and North African culture through service learning.