A Century of Summer Term at Boston University
In 1915, Boston University offered its first summer course. One hundred years later, BU Summer Term is bigger—and better—than ever.
Academic Excellence: Boston University is ranked #37 in the world by U.S News & World Report.
Extensive Choice: There are more than 700 courses to choose from, taught by world-class faculty.
Ideal Location: BU is in the heart of Boston, the top U.S. city for students (QS Best Student Cities).
Rich Legacy: Over the past century, Summer Term has served thousands of students from around the nation and the world. Join us this year as we celebrate 100 years of summer study.
Start making your summer plans today!
Where Do I Start?
Current BU Students
This summer, stay in Boston and choose from hundreds of popular BU classes in two summer sessions. Whether you wish to advance your studies or focus on a specific topic of interest, you'll enjoy smaller class sizes and an intensive format that leaves time to explore a range of exciting summer activities in Boston.
Other College Students
Visiting students are welcome to attend BU Summer Term. There are hundreds of academic options for visiting students from across the U.S. and the world. In addition, our Summer Study Internship program balances academics and experience, placing you in an internship so you can learn in the classroom and on the job.
Spend your summer in the U.S. studying at one of the world’s top teaching and research universities. Study with Boston University students and students visiting from over 50 countries during Summer Term. Choose Summer Term courses in one (or both) of our six-week summer sessions, joining students from all over the States and more than 50 countries on our campus in the heart of Boston. Find out how you can study in Boston this summer.
Adults & Professionals
Everyone can be a student at Summer Term. If you're looking for professional development or personal enrichment this summer—and a flexible schedule—we offer hundreds of academic options for visiting students. Choose from evening and blended courses for working professionals, satisfy prerequisites for a graduate program, or explore opportunities for current BU employees.
High School Students
Preview the college experience this summer at Boston University. Our High School Programs give you a chance to challenge yourself academically and be part of an exciting social community.