Global Reflections

Ask someone about their international experience, and you’ll often hear the phrase “life-changing.” Often the life changing experience extends beyond the traveler to those they have encountered in their travels. That is why BU encourages its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to study and work abroad, conduct global research, makes cross-cultural connections, give back to the community, and more.

Global Reflections is a space for everyone in the BU community to share a story, favorite experience, or photo that embodies how global teaching, research, or service activities have impacted your life and those you encountered. We invite you to share your “life-changing” international experience.

STH Explores Religion & Culture in Cuba

August 11th, 2015

The recent warming of relations between Cuba and the U.S. has led BU’s School of Theology (STH) to begin undertaking experiential learning trips to the island country.

BUSDM Service Trip to India

April 8th, 2015

In January 2015, BUSDM faculty member Dr. Ryota Kikuchi led a group of three dental students on a service trip to Gujarat, India. One of…

Girl at Doorway, first place winner, photo contest, Nepal

Solving Nutrition Challenges in Nepal

November 25th, 2014

First place photo contest winner SPH faculty member Kirk Dearden (CAS ’15) writes about his time as project director for one of the largest nutrition…

Postcard from Banos, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Culture & Adventure

June 23rd, 2014

First place photo contest winner Sean Hacker Teper (CAS ’15) writes about his time with Study Abroad in Quito, Ecuador in “Postcard from… Baños.”

Global News

Engineering a Global Education in Dresden

September 24th, 2013

Photo contest winner Tru Hoang (ENG ’15) talks about his experience studying abroad on the Dresden Engineering Program.