This summer, study at one of the
world's top-ranked universities

Boston University Summer Term is the destination of choice for international students who seek rigorous summer study opportunities in one of the United States’ most exciting cities. Join other international students from around the globe this summer at BU.

To enroll, please go to our How to Register page.

Embrace new academic horizons

With over 700 courses in more than 70 academic subjects, BU Summer Term offers many opportunities to explore your interests—and to discover new ones. Apply course credits toward a degree in your home country, practice your English skills, or prepare for a graduate program in the U.S.

Join 7,000 students from all 50 states and as many as 50 countries.

You’ll meet new friends and colleagues, make valuable connections, gain fresh perspectives, and have an unforgettable summer in Boston. Read about what our past students have to say about their experience at Summer Term.

Discover the world-class city of Boston

Both historic and cutting edge, Boston is one of the most exciting cities in the United States. An industry hub of high technology, education, health services, and the arts, Boston takes immense pride in its rich culture, from museums, parks, and colonial sites to its diverse neighborhoods and cherished local landmarks such as Fenway Park, home of the beloved Red Sox. Summer is the perfect time to explore all Boston has to offer.

Boston University Summer Term International Students

It is easy to attend Summer Term as an international student

Whether you're already in the U.S. or preparing to travel here, our open enrollment policy allows you to take summer classes at Boston University.

If needed, we will help you apply for an F-1 student visa. The processing of student visas can take time, so we recommend that you send in your registration and other international forms as soon as possible.

We're happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Please contact the program coordinator for international students at 617-353-0556 or

International Student Testimonials:

" I had never had an American experience and I loved it, both on and off campus. Classes were amazing and so interesting. "
" I fell in love with Boston University. It has a beautiful campus and there are loads of things to do. I am glad I attended Summer Term. "
" I had an awesome summer at BU! I loved the university. All the staff of BU Summer Term were really helpful. "
" Summer Term provides the opportunity to become friends with people from all over the world. I have met people from over twenty countries. "
" BU is a wonderful school at which to experience university life in the most traditional, historical city. "