Welcome to the newly reimagined Global Programs quarterly newsletter: Global Matters. In each issue, you will discover some of the myriad ways in which Boston University fulfills its identity as a leading global research university. Global Programs helps lead, coordinate, and support the University’s many global endeavors, and this newsletter will give you a window into education, research, and service-learning activities and initiatives that define the global BU experience. You may find study abroad profiles, international research highlights, student and faculty testimonials, data about Terriers abroad, and upcoming events and deadlines – a sample of the many initiatives led or supported by Global Programs and many others on the Charles River, Medical, and Fenway campuses that define BU’s dynamic global impact. We hope you enjoy the new format. If you have any questions, suggestions, or stories to share, please be sure to let us know at global@bu.edu.




Willis G. Wang
Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs


Why Global Matters

Globalization and Interconnectedness Continue to Grow

Highlighting BU’s global reach and engagement

To Fight Climate Change, Strengthen Global Democracy
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Traveling internationally? Learn more about BU’s international travel risk policy, insurance, travel registry and emergency numbers.
Faculty Research Spotlight
BU Geologist Brings Undergrads on Research Trip to Indonesia
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Study Abroad Profile
Exploring Maternal and Child Health in Africa as an Undergraduate
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Dr. Hochberg Awarded 2019 Global Programs / BU Foundation India Seed Fund
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Global Programs Tapped by U.S. State Dept. to Deliver Online Course for UN Peacekeepers
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BU’s International Peer Mentor Program Welcomes Mentors & Mentees for 2019 - 2020
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Great BU Turnout for Summer Career Fairs in China
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Save the date:

International Education Week

Mark your calendars! Boston University will celebrate International Education Week Nov 18-22, 2019

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Global Programs Supported 195 Programs in 56 Countries during Academic Year 2018‑2019


Dates & Events

October 1, 2019 - Study Abroad Application Deadline for Most Spring 2020 Programs
October 4 - 5, 2019 - 2nd Annual BU Global Music Festival
October thru December - ISSO Workshops



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