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, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, and Yoga. The department also offers one-on-one services such as Personal Training, Private Swim Lessons, Squash Tennis 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.

Complete information on FitRec Summer 2016 courses, as well as information about how to register, will be available in March. Contact FitRec at fitrec@bu.edu or 617-358-3740 for more information.

Center for English Language Programs (CELOP)

Established at Boston University in 1975, CELOP provides intensive English language instruction to international students and professionals. Our summer programs vary in length, with four-week, six-week, and twelve-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 our website at bu.edu/celop.

Boston University Study Abroad

Boston University Study Abroad, the leader in international 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, Peru, Spain, Zanzibar, and beyond. Whether your ambition is to explore archaeological field studies in Menorca, environmental studies in Venice, Argentine culture in Buenos Aires, global governance in Geneva, 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. 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. 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 five pre-college programs offered by Summer Term (Academic Immersion (AIM), High School Honors,, Research Internship in Science & Engineering, Summer Challenge, and Summer Preview), 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, Real Estate Studies, and Retirement Management (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 all ages. Programs range from a single evening to multiple weeks. For information about our Seminars in Food, Wine & the Arts, Certificate Program in Culinary Arts, Wine Studies Certificate Program, Cheese Studies Certificate Program, Cooking Up Culture for children, and more, please visit our website 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 most regular Boston University courses, when space is available and with the instructor's permission, for a fee of $185 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.