Study Abroad

Transformed! That’s the word BU Engineering students use most to describe themselves after returning from a semester studying abroad. It’s an eye-opener to see the world in whole new light, explore another culture and learn more about yourself than you thought you could.

Boston University was among the first to offer study abroad programs just for engineering students. You can spend the second semester of your sophomore year taking the same engineering courses you would at BU, all taught in English. You can spend a semester in historic Dresden, Germany; in the exciting and captivating city of Grenoble, France; one of the world’s most dynamic metropolises Madrid, Spain; or down under in the alluring city of Sydney, Australia.

In addition to engineering courses, you take an introductory course in the local language so you can move easily through the culture. There’s time built into the program so you can travel around the region, interact with the people and see the world from a new perspective. In Australia, students take a research-based internship instead of a language course.

Juniors may take part in direct-enroll engineering programs, in which classes are instructed in English, at Universities in Auckland, New Zealand; Dublin, Ireland; Istanbul, Turkey; Sydney, Australia; or Singapore. These programs require more academic planning than sophomore year programs. All our international programs give you the opportunity to explore engineering on a global scale.

BU has one of the nation’s largest study abroad programs with opportunities around the world. Click here to find out more.