Hub Study Abroad Experiences

The listing of a course description here does not guarantee a course’s being offered in a particular semester. Please refer to the published schedule of classes on the MyBU Student Portal for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

All of the undergraduate schools and colleges at BU offer courses that fulfill BU Hub units. For a listing of these courses offered by a particular school or college, please visit the Bulletin section for that school or college. For a complete listing of all courses that carry Hub units, please visit the BU Hub website. For curated lists of Hub courses that focus on interdisciplinary themes of global significance, please view the BU Hub Pathways for Social & Racial Justice and for Environment & Society. For a listing of Hub courses in BU Study Abroad programs, please visit the BU Study Abroad website.

In addition to courses offered in the schools and colleges, there are other experiences that carry Hub units and have “HUB” as the college code, including the Cross-College Challenge (XCC), the Hub Social & Racial Justice course sequence, Hub cocurriculars, and Hub Study Abroad experiences. These offerings are listed below and reflect the Hub units fulfilled by them in the 2023/2024 academic year.

  • HUB SA 220: Cultures in Context: A BU Hub Study Abroad Experience
    Cultures in Context is an optional, non-credit, ungraded course that allows students to earn one additional Hub unit of Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy (GCI) while abroad. Students undertake an enhanced immersion experience that includes reflective assignments and participation in a series of class meetings and discussions, and which requires enrollment in one culture course approved to carry GCI and one language course at any level. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • HUB SA 330: Study Abroad Internship Course
    Taken in conjunction with a credit-bearing work placement, the course allows students to gain a greater understanding of workplace culture within the host country. It provides a framework to explore and reflect on the professional and cultural practices observed in the internship. The course and placement form an intercultural learning experience in which students can examine socio-cultural differences, beliefs and values while immersed in a diverse organizational and professional community. Through class sessions and assignments, students address the ways in which culture informs both work and learning. Effective Summer 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community