BU Faculty Exchanges

BU has many other collaboration agreements with foreign institutions that provide for the possibility of faculty exchange. Among these are standing arrangements with a select number of foreign universities for funded short-term exchange of faculty (generally 4 weeks or less). These agreements have grown out of existing relationships, such as undergraduate student exchange or research collaborations.

The opportunities below are open to any BU faculty from all schools and colleges. In general, they do not require the knowledge of the local language. They normally provide funding for travel, modest accommodations, and a per diem during your stay abroad. Slots are limited as per our partnership agreements.

All full-time BU faculty members are eligible to apply. Please see the specific details for each program.


Rooftops in Beijing, China

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China

The CASS exchange is ideally suited for social science faculty from CAS, SMG, COM, and others interested in scholarly exchange with China, with academic pursuits and research in the humanities and social science that will benefit from the resources available at CASS.


Naples, Italy

Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale (UNO), Naples, Italy

Faculty in African studies, archaeology, classical studies, languages, linguistics, and others with an interest in the scholarly collections and research opportunities at the UNO are encouraged to apply for the UNO exchange.


Padova market Piazza Delle Erbe

Università degli Studi di Padua, Padua, Italy

This faculty exchange offers the opportunity to work with students and scholars at the Università and the BU Padua Academic Center.