Visiting Boston University

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Visiting campus gives great insight into the experience of studying at our university.  We’re confident you’ll like what you see here!

Campus visits are most productive when they are planned in advance.  We recommend that you arrange meetings ahead of time with everyone you plan to speak with.

Plan Your Trip

For general questions about our programs, make an appointment to meet with Michael Williams, the Graduate Programs Administrator.

Meet Our Faculty

Prospective students are welcome to meet with our Director of Graduate Studies, Joseph Wippl, to discuss the programs that we offer.

Faculty Coordinators

Most of our joint degree programs have a faculty coordinator.  Interested students are invited to contact the appropriate faculty coordinator from the list below.

Global Development Policy Kevin Gallagher
Latin American Studies James Iffland
IR & Environmental Policy Henrik Selin
IR & International Communication Fred Bayles

Other Faculty

Prospective students are welcome to peruse our faculty listing and to contact any of our faculty, either to arrange a meeting or just to chat about our programs.  Please keep in mind that outside of the normal academic year (ie, over the summer or during the winter break), faculty are not often in their office and may be slow to respond.

Meet a Student

What better way to learn about the Pardee School experience than to talk with one of our current students? Click here to get in touch with a current BU IR student.  Be sure to give us your full name and email address.

Visit a Class

Sitting in on one of our classes is a great way to experience the educational environment of our programs.  Information on how to access our current term course listings can be found here. Contact the Graduate Programs Administrator to make arrangements.

How to Get Here

General information on directions can be found here and here.  A campus map (in PDF form) is hereBoston Logan International Airport is the closest airport to BU.


The MBTA (commonly called the ‘T’) is Boston’s subway/streetcar system.  Details on using the T can be found here.  To get to BU from Logan airport using the T, take the MBTA Blue Line shuttle bus from the terminal to the Blue Line Airport T stop.  You can use the kiosks at the station to purchase a T card and add money as needed (each ride costs $2).  Take the Blue Line inbound to the Government Center stop.  Transfer to the B Green Line train outbound and get off at the Blandford Street stop (the first stop above ground).


The closest parking to the Pardee School are the metered spots along Commonwealth Avenue, Bay State Road, and Silber Way.  Information about lot parking for visitors can be found on the Parking Services website.


Information on area hotels can be found here.
Please note that this links to a third-party site, not a BU site.

Enjoying Boston

There are lots to do in Boston while you are here.  You can find information on (free and almost free) things to do in town here.

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If you can’t come to Boston in person, feel free to Contact Us page

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