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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Graduate Housing

Most graduate students choose to live in apartments off-campus, and the University resources below can help you in your housing search. Boston is a great place to live, but keep in mind that its desirability creates a very tight housing market, which in turn leads to rents that may be higher than you are accustomed to paying. Boston University is unable to offer any graduate on-campus dorm-style housing for the coming academic year.