Global Opportunities

At Boston University, we look beyond our classrooms and borders as we provide you a truly global experience. We have the study abroad program in the country, with nearly half of BU students studying, researching, and interning on six continents. And on campus, you will find a global community of professors, students, and researchers representing more than 130 countries.

Find yourself abroad

One of the best ways to enhance your education at Boston University might be spending some time studying several thousand miles away. Madrid? Shanghai? Venice, perhaps?

Finding an opportunity won’t be hard, but choosing your favorite might be. BU is one of the premier (and one of the first) study abroad universities in the U.S. And we have more than 100 programs in over 25 countries—programs in languages, liberal arts, fine arts, business, engineering and science.

Here’s a small sample of the ways you can combine intellectual adventures with practical experience:

For more information about current offerings, watch our Study Abroad Videos or visit our BU Study Abroad website.

Do a world of good

BU has a rich tradition of volunteering. Here are a few of the ways our students give back:

Meet the world right here

At Boston University, you’ll get worldwide perspectives just by roaming our campus.

  • Study within the College of Arts & Sciences’ Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. The School’s mission is to improve the human condition around the globe through interdisciplinary research and education.
  • Choose from more than 640 courses that address global and international themes, including classes on 27 different languages.
  • Study or research with international faculty from more than 90 countries.
  • Meet students from countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
  • Need further proof? Open Doors has ranked BU #12 on its list of campuses with the most international students.

Learn more about A Global BU.