News from Global Programs

In many ways, the passage into autumn ushers in change. The semester kicks off. Campus buzzes with new energy. In Global Programs, we were thrilled to welcome a large number of new and returning international students and scholars to campus for the 2022-2023 academic year. These students and scholars infuse our campus community with different and valuable worldviews. We spotlight two international students in this issue who are making the most of their time here and have completed high-impact internships with CBS News and Boston Medical Center.


For those interested in studying away from BU’s Boston campuses, we’re excited to be building back Study Abroad programs after almost two years of navigating pandemic-related twists and turns. The incredible turnout at our recent Study Abroad Expo was illustrative of just how globally-minded our students are. Our first students are participating in new programs in Santiago, Chile, and Cape Town, South Africa. Renewed opportunities in Germany, France, Ecuador, and New Zealand are also now available. As we take note of the new and renewed opportunities for our students, we also want to recognize the extraordinary momentum and success that our BU Sydney and BU LA Study Abroad sites have had as they celebrate their 30th and 20th anniversaries, respectively. That story, along with a piece on the return of the London semester for CGS freshmen, is below.


We encourage you to save the date for International Education Week (Nov. 14-18) filled with several exciting events led by faculty, students, and staff, and including a timely and fascinating faculty panel discussion on the growing crisis of forced displacement. Further details are in the IEW story.


We hope you enjoy all of the global activities and stories highlighted within.


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

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CGS London

The London Summer Semester Returns for CGS Freshmen


Enrollment in the program continues to climb

International Students

Two International Students Share their Successes Interning at CBS News and Boston Medical Center


Phoebe Chen and Vaibhavi Hansrajani gained valuable experience in their industries


International Education Week '22 is Set for Nov. 14-18


Share your IEW events with the BU community

Study Abroad

BU Sydney and BU LA Celebrate Anniversaries


Alumni & staff share memories and photos to mark the special occasion

International Exchange

For Two Pakistani Students, A Summer Unlike Any Other


Global Programs hosted two Pakistani women students as part of Sister2Sister Exchange Program


CELOP Hosts Georgian Students in Department of State-Funded English Access Program


Students gained insights in leadership styles, English language skills, and American culture

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Study Abroad Student Profile

For a Health Sciences and Public Health Student, Study Abroad Internships Solidify his Future Career Path


A focus on global nutrition, more international work, and perhaps a future PhD are on the horizon

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Study Abroad Alumni Profile

One Transfer Student’s Path to Landing a Job Offer from a Global Public Relations Agency


A London internship provides lasting relationships, relevant experience for COM major


November 3

Deadline to register an event for inclusion in the IEW digital calendar

November 14

IEW Faculty Panel Event: The Growing Crisis of Forced Displacement