Other BU Summer Programs

A number of exciting Boston University programs exist in addition to Summer Term academic courses. Offered exclusively during the summer months, these opportunities include everything from dance and recreation to intensive language instruction in English to professional career development, culinary arts seminars and demonstrations, youth programs, and study abroad. 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 Department of 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, Fitness, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, and Yoga. The department also offers one-on-one services such as Personal Training, Private Swim Lessons, Squash and Tennis Lessons, Golf lessons, Private Climbing, and Private Pilates. Programs for children include full day camps and classes in tumbling, gymnastics, sports, swimming, climbing, and sailing.

Classes meet at a variety of dates and times on both weekdays and weekends, and are available to BU students, faculty, staff, alumni, FitRec members, and the general public. FitRec members receive discounted pricing for classes.

A complete list of FitRec Summer 2016 courses, as well as information about how to register, is available at bu.edu/fitrec. Contact FitRec at fitrec@bu.edu or 617-358-3740 for more information.

Center for English Language Programs (CELOP)

The Center for English Language & Orientation Programs is the intensive English language program at Boston University. CELOP provides high quality English language and U.S. cultural instruction and orientation in small classes geared to your level of English ability.

During the summer semester we offer 4, 6, and 12-week programs, as well as professional and pre-professional programs in legal and business English. Throughout the summer, you can take advantage of activities such as reading and discussion groups, academic workshops, and social activities on the campus and around the city of Boston.

CELOP students have full access to Boston University facilities and resources. You will have access to the Fitness & Recreation Center, academic and health services, and the Student Union, as well as a wide variety of dining options. You are eligible to apply to live in University dormitory housing or you may choose to live off-campus. Visit bu.edu/celop to read about all our summer programs, call us at 617-353-4870, or email celop@bu.edu to apply.

Boston University Study Abroad

Boston University Study Abroad, a leader in international academic internships, offers an unmatched number of summer opportunities to accelerate your academic progress while living in cities across the globe. In addition to our internship programs—which combine coursework with a personalized internship placement for academic credit—we provide language, culture, liberal arts, natural sciences, and fine arts programs in Australia, China, Ecuador, England, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Zanzibar, and beyond. Whether your ambition is to explore environmental studies in Venice, Argentine culture in Buenos Aires, global governance in Geneva, travel writing in Sydney, or policy development in Washington, DC, we invite you to begin building your global résumé with BU Study Abroad this summer. For more information regarding programs, financial aid, or to apply online, please visit our website at bu.edu/abroad. You can also contact us at 617-353-9888 or at abroad@bu.edu.

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. BU degree candidates may register on the Student Link. Non-degree students must be eligible to enroll in part-time coursework and are invited to complete an online application with the School of Public Health when registration for Summer 2016 opens in early March 2016. Visit the SPH web site for more information, or contact the SPH Registrar’s Office at 617-638-5057.

Summer Youth Programs

In addition to the six pre-college programs offered by Summer Term (Academic Immersion, High School Honors, Research in Science & Engineering, Summer Challenge, Summer Preview, and Pre-College Online Learning), Boston University also offers 20 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, Interpreter (pre-screening testing only), Paralegal Studies, Professional Fundraising, and Real Estate Studies. 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.

Programs in Food & Wine

Through a variety of seminars, tastings, demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes for adults and children, Boston University’s Metropolitan College Programs in Food & Wine put students face-to-face with some of the most talented chefs, wine experts, and food industry professionals in the industry. BU’s Certificate Program in Culinary Arts is an intensive, fourteen-week, hands-on cooking program co-founded by two of the world’s most influential culinary figures, Julia Child and Jacques Pépin. The Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center at Boston University offers a Wine Studies Program, with four levels of study, and three levels of certification, led by instructors who include Masters of Wine and specialists in the wine trade. For information about these and our other programs, including Cheese Studies Certificate Program and Cooking Up Culture for children, please visit our website at bu.edu/foodandwine or call 617-353-9852.

Evergreen Program

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. Evergreen students are also permitted to audit many regular Boston University courses, when space is available and with the instructor's permission, for a fee of $195 per course. Each year, between 1,200 and 1,500 persons from the Greater Boston area attend lectures and audit classes. For further information, please contact 617-358-1350 or visit bu.edu/evergreen.