Other BU Summer Programs
Boston University features a number of exciting programs that are offered exclusively during the summer months. Make sure you take a few moments to read about these special programs—you might find just the summer experience you’re looking for.
Boston University Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Program (PERD)
The Fitness & Recreation Center and the Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance offer a wide variety of summer recreational programs, including classes in Aquatics, Climbing, Court Sports, Dance, Emergency Medical Services, Mind/Body, Rowing, Sailing, and Sports. The department also offers one-on-one services such as Personal Training, Private Swim Lessons, Squash Lessons, Private Climbing, and Private Pilates. Programs for children, including tumbling, gymnastics, sports, and swim lessons are also available.
Classes are held at a variety of times on both weekdays and weekends. Summer classes are offered in two five-week sessions. Classes are available to the public as well as BU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and FitRec members.
Center for English Language Programs (CELOP)
Part of Boston University since 1975, CELOP provides advanced methods of English language instruction to international students and professionals. Our Intensive English Language Programs vary in length from 4-week, 6-week, and 12-week courses. In addition to these programs, CELOP offers Professional and Pre-Professional Programs in Legal and Business English. CELOP students are Boston University students, and have access to all University resources, including on-campus housing. For more information, please contact us at 617-353-4870 or visit bu.edu/celop.
Boston University Study Abroad
Boston University Study Abroad, the leader in international internships, offers a number of summer opportunities to live, intern, and explore through programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, as well as programs in Los Angeles and Washington DC. In addition to our internship programs - which combine coursework with a personalized internship placement - we have language, culture, liberal arts, and fine arts programs in Argentina, Australia, China, England, France, Italy, Morocco, Peru, and Spain. Whether it be archaeological field studies in Menorca, Spanish language and Peruvian politics in Lima and Ayacucho, Argentine culture in Buenos Aires, travel writing in Australia, or global governance in Geneva, we invite you to join us on a BU Study Abroad summer program. For more information, or to apply online, please visit our website. You can also contact us at 617-353-9888 or via email.
School of Public Health (SPH)
The School of Public Health offers a variety of summer courses open to both non-degree students and degree candidates from schools and colleges across Boston University, ranging from one week classes to classes that span the entire summer.
Summer Youth Programs
In addition to the four pre-college programs offered by Summer Term (Summer Challenge, Summer Preview, High School Honors, and Research Internship in Science & Engineering), Boston University also offers 21 other youth and pre-college programs during the summer. For more information on these programs, visit bu.edu/mysummer.
Center for Professional Education
Boston University's Center for Professional Education (CPE) offers rigorous and rewarding noncredit certificate programs. CPE programs, offered both in-class and online, benefit career changers and other professionals who want to expand their skill sets or add value to their workplaces. Certificate programs featuring summer start dates are: Financial Planning, Genealogical Research, Professional Investigation (online only), Paralegal Studies, Professional Fundraising, Real Estate Studies (in-class only), Retirement Management (online only), and Management Accounting (online only). Students have the opportunity to interact, network, and share knowledge with like-minded professionals, exchanging valuable insights that enrich the learning experience. To register or to learn more about these programs, please visit bu.edu/professional or call 866-633-9370 or 617-353-4497.
Seminars in the Arts and Culinary Arts
Boston University offers art, food, and wine seminars throughout the year for adults and children. Some of the seminars are day-long and some are weeks-long. For information about these programs and our Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts, Wine Studies, Cheese and Special Tours, as well as the Cooking Up Culture Programs for children, please visit our website or phone our office at 617-353-9852.
Boston University sponsors this year-round program that, for a nominal fee, provides persons age 58 and over with courses and lectures covering such subjects as politics, foreign languages, literature, and music. Over the year between 1,200 and 1,500 persons from the Greater Boston area attend lectures and audit classes. Evergreen students are permitted to audit most regular Boston University courses, when space is available and with the instructor's permission, for a fee of $160 per course. For further information, please contact 617-353-9852 or visit bu.edu/evergreen.