Make BU your destination for summer study

Plan for Summer 2014

Summer 1:
May 20 - June 27, 2014

Summer 2:
June 30 - August 8, 2014

Experience Boston University Summer Term—there is something for everyone. We welcome visiting students from Boston and around the nation, including:

  • College students from other schools
  • Working professionals seeking night classes
  • Scholars satisfying graduate degree prerequisites
  • People from the community looking for personal enrichment
  • BU employees who want to expand their knowledge

If you wish to have an exciting, challenging, and memorable summer, join us at Summer Term. All you have to do is register for the summer study program or courses that interest you.

Academic summer programs at Boston University Summer Term

Choose from over 700 courses.

We offer an extensive range of undergraduate and graduate summer courses. Earn credits toward a degree, get ahead in your career, or explore new interests in more than 70 subject areas—whatever your goal, we have the summer study program to help you achieve it.


Benefit from internship opportunities, with guaranteed job placement.

Apply for the Summer Study Internship Program and go to work in one of Boston’s many for-profit or non-profit organizations. We offer courses and internships in the following tracks: Arts & Culture; Business & Management; Communication; Graphic & Web Design; International Studies; Politics, Public Policy & Law; Psychology Research & Practice; and Public Health & Social Policy.

Experience summer in Boston.

As the second-largest metropolis in the northeast U.S., our historic city offers a wealth of summer activities. It’s a one-of-a-kind town, packed with renowned museums and cultural attractions. Summer brings Red Sox games at Fenway Park, outdoor activities, and Fourth of July fireworks at the Hatch Shell. Plus, Boston's superior shopping, delicious global cuisine, and elegant parks are sure to inspire you.

Summer study at Boston University Summer Term

It is easy to attend Summer Term.

You don't have to apply for admission to Boston University in order to take summer classes. Just register for your courses, and be prepared for a memorable summer in Boston.

International students are welcome.

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. Please see the International Students section for information about beginning the application process.